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The Patriots got away with a clear holding on their game-winning touchdown against New Orleans early in the season, but they did have a point with the That's effectively what happened when they decided to call a pass interference on Browns cornerback Leon McFadden, even though McFadden
The Patriots got away with a clear holding on their game-winning touchdown against New Orleans The Broncos would have widened their lead for the AFC's top seed to two games with three to go. But no, the officials decided the Patriots deserved a break. So there was a phantom call to gift wrap
For all of the folks who believe the New England Patriots get every break from officials, a couple plays Sunday contradict that pretty well.
The Patriots were trailing the Kansas City Chiefs 23-13 but had a huge play near the end of the third quarter. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught a pass that would have been a first down, inexplicably ran backward behind the first-down marker and then it got worse. The ball was punched out well before Kelce hit the ground. Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore scooped it up and had a good chance to take it all the way for a score.
Patriots aren’t the favorites in the AFC anymore
With Sunday’s defeat against the Chiefs, they have now lost games to elite quarterbacks Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, and Patrick Mahomes.You can’t call the Patriots the favorite in the AFC anymore, not after they lost games to elite quarterbacks Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, and Patrick Mahomes and to fellow AFC contenders the Baltimore Ravens, the Houston Texans, and the Kansas City Chiefs. After an 8-0 start, the Patriots entered the most meaningful and meaty part of their schedule, a six-week, five-game stretch of real teams and real quarterbacks. They finished that stretch sub .500 at 2-3 with an offense that is significantly substandard.
For the second time this year, NFL V.P. of Officiating Al Riveron is being criticized by his predecessors for overturning an Austin Seferian-Jenkins touchdown . Former officiating department heads Mike Pereira and Dean Blandino both said after the Patriots game that they thought Riveron erred, and
They got the two -point conversion too to tie the game. After the game, NFL vice president for officiating explained that the decision to overturn the call The Raiders punted away on fourth down netting at least 30 yards of field position in the exchange. Though it’s of little comfort now, the NFL’s
One problem: The officials blew a quick whistle. Kelce was ruled down. The Patriots got possession after a replay review, but didn’t get the touchdown.
The refs blew this Travis Kelce play dead and cost the Patriots a potential return for a TD— Bad Sports Refs (@BadSportsRefs)
Bill Belichick was clearly angry on the sideline yelling at officials, making the touchdown signal as he went off. He knew, like everyone else. The Patriots just had a touchdown taken away.
That wasn’t all for the officiating debacle. Because the Patriots had to use a challenge on that play, they had none left. On the drive after the fumble, receiver N’Keal Harry scored a touchdown but was ruled out of bounds before he scored. Harry never stepped out of bounds, but the Patriots couldn’t challenge. The Patriots ended up going backward after having first-and-goal — and kicked a field goal after they had two bad calls wipe out touchdowns. The calls factored greatly in the.
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The most glaring officiating error occurred early in the fourth quarter, when N'Keal The officiating crew had also blown an earlier call , mistakenly whistling play dead after failing to spot a Travis Kittle then charged forward, shrugging off the attentions of two tacklers to advance 39 yards and take the
Patriots catch a break when Jets get TD taken away on controversial call . New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (88) had a touchdown taken away on a controversial call . Had a close call gone their way, it might have been a different outcome. More NFL on Yahoo Sports.
Sure looks like N’Keal Harry stayed in bounds...— Guy Boston Sports (@GuyBostonSports)
Officials are having a rough season, and Sunday wasn’t good, either. The Miami Dolphins had an enormous call go against them when a non-call on a pass interference was changed on review. That practically changed the outcome of the Dolphins-Jets game. Then the Patriots had touchdowns taken away twice in an important game.
NFL officials are going to get ripped again this week. At least they’re used to it.
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