Does anyone have a link to the NFL rule regarding the football crossing the plane of the goal line? I had a discussion with a friend last night while watching the game when Bush jumped toward the end zone. My friend says the BALL must cross the goal line in-bounds and I say only part of the body has to stay in-bounds. Once a part of the body has crossed the goal line in bounds, the ball can cross the plane of the goal line even out of bounds. I have a link from a web-site that explains a call I saw with Mike Vick, but I prefer to have an actual link to the rule. This is what I have found: Mike Vicks Touchdown The text about the rule is about 3/4 of the way down the page.