Yeah yeah yeah....the game is over and the Pats did not deserve to win. But that doesn't negate the fact the Jets did the exact same thing on the Pats FG attempt yet weren't flagged! Most folks in here say over and over again how much they respect Reiss' reporting, so here it is! This flag was clearly a BS call triggered by Rex and the league. Now all you Jets trolls can take your super bowl win of the season and disappear and go back to your own teams forums! And you alleged Pats fans who are nothing more than trolls and negative nancies (yes you NAS, Hurly etc.) should go with them!
1. The Patriots didn’t lose the game solely because of the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Chris Jones in overtime. First and foremost, credit should go to the Jets for making the plays when it counts. But specific to the penalty, if umpire Tony Michalek is going to make that call on Jones, it’s hard to imagine why he wouldn’t have flagged the Jets for the same thing on Stephen Gostkowski's game-tying 44-yard field goal with 19 seconds left. Quinton Coples lined up in the same spot as Jones, looped to his right like Jones, and jammed his right arm into the back of a teammate, hurling him into the formation (the teammate flips over snapper Danny Aiken). While Coples’ action was a bit more subtle, the enforcement of the never-called-before rule was too inconsistent from this view, especially at such a critical time in the game.