Awesome. So Yahoo updated some stats and of course took away a point from one of my IDPs and so now I have LOST because of this blatant scoring error. The fumble lost is -2 points in my league and therefore it would swing the game back to me winning. I have emailed Yahoo last night (when I was winning because I knew this would happen), but have no heard back. THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED.
I e-mailed ESPN, and they sent back this incredibly informative message: "The NFL has ruled this play a fumble."
Gee, thanks ESPN! Anyways, I did a little research on the play and starting with the 2008 season (not sure if that 07-08, or 08-09 but i digress) a rule change was enacted that allows a defensive team to recover and/or advance an illegal forward pass/lateral. Wherever the fumble recoverer is touched down, the fumble recovering team gets 5 additional yards from the penalty.
That seems to be why they are counting the fumble lost. But I still have one problem with the play.
The referee on the field's call (after review) was that it was still Jacksonville's ball (incorrectly I think). The refs gave it to Jacksonville and ran out the clock; so unless the NFL retroactively changed the officials call on the field (which shouldn't be allowed as Buffalo would have still had 3 seconds left) it should not be a fumble. My guess is that since it was the last play of the game, the NFL can essentially change the call on the field without incident, as it wouldn't change the outcome of the game at all.