In response to pezz4pats's comment:
In response to coolade2's comment:
...(refs) weren't thet ones out there fumbking the ball, giving the Niners short fields to use. Or not catching passes that turned out as INT's. Or, posing as legit NFL DB's while being gashed on TD tosses. Or showing an innate ability to forget how to tackle on long runs. Fact is that the Pats put themselves into position to choke on that game. Too bad they played so badly.
May have only showed as a 7 point win, but the Pats were badly outplayed for @ 2 and a half quarters. THAT'S the sick part of it all.
Not to mention that the defensive backfield had it's worst game in months... TD passes of 24, 34, 27, and 38 yards is just plain awful regardless of everything else that happened in the game.
hey azzie, frank and pez. This thread isn't about the patriots mistakes. Agree complely turnovers and db breakdowns cost this game.
That does not mean officiating didn't contribute also. All this thread is about is critiquing officials. Don't know why you can't deal with that.
do me a favor, just look at the tape of 49ers kick return and look at how specifically holds on koutivides and Chung open the hole for returner.
Then look at final punt return for pats and see if you can find the player called for the penalty... He's not even in the screen.
Again you can just say, refs miss calls in every game , so what...which is true. But here there was a pattern that I pointed out, and that my friends is "horrendous officiating".