Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were facing their 4th loss of the season until the NFL Refs decided to give Belichick’s team the hand they needed to get past the 4-8 Cleveland Browns.
Mysteriously enough the officiating crew made a pass interference call in the end zone appear out of thin air. The Patriots were richly rewarded with the ball on the 1 yard line and were finally in control of their own destiny for the first time in 58 minutes of football.
The result, a Patriots touchdown. The help they received from the refs enabled the Patriots then pull off an on side kick that would ultimately let them take the lead in the game with only seconds left in regulation.
The bogus pass interference call wasn’t the only help Brady and his Patriots received during the game. The officials threw a flag for intentional grounding against Cleveland QB Jason Campbell, when he was clearly outside of the tackle box and his intended receiver was clearly in the line of sight of the pass Campbell threw.
This game should have not been decided by poor officiating. Brady and the Patriots have been the NFL’s chosen team for almost a decade now. I am not taking anything away from Brady or the Patriots.
They are and have been one of the best teams in the NFL for years. However, they caught a huge break in this game, and they shouldn’t have been given an early Christmas present by the refs.
The Patriots didn’t deserve to win this game and anyone who watches the film can see how bad the refs blew the call.
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