Two scoring changes in Arizona's 31-24 win over Detroit could change the outcome of some fantasy football playoff games and will give Lions safety Louis Delmas the longest interception return by a rookie in team history.
The Elias Sports Bureau, the keeper of NFL statistics, ruled Wednesday that a 5-yard scoring pass from Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner to Anquan Boldin was actually a lateral, meaning Boldin scored a rushing touchdown. Fantasy football owners in ESPN.com leagues will see scoring in games affected by the play changed overnight (according to league rules).
Also on Wednesday, Elias ruled that Delmas' touchdown, initially ruled as 100 yards, was actually 101 yards. The Lions said Wednesday it's the longest by an NFL rookie since a 103-yard interception return in 1926 by Pete Barnum of the Columbus Tigers.
Sunday's feat made Delmas the first rookie in league history to score on an interception return, fumble return and a safety in one season.
Information from The Associated Press is included in this report