I don't even normally b-tch about the refs, but last night's game was even worse than the Jets "illegal FG block" and the Panthers "pick up the PI flag" calls.
On the Broncos tying drive in the 4th Q, the Pats stopped them twice, and then flags come flying for the most trivial contact. This, after they let go everything against the Pats receivers before that. Oh, and one killer PI call on the Pats was the exact same situation as the Carolina play last week. Manning missed the WR by 20 yards, but funny how the refs didn't pick that flag up, like they did last week. I guess that ball was "catchable" even though it was in a different area code.
The refs basically rigged it so Denver ties the game on that last drive. The Pats should have won by 10 in regulation if it wasn't for shady ref calls.
So ok, I guess they are calling PI contact extremely close, right? Ok, let's go to OT...Oh look, 3rd down on a critical drive, and the Pats WR is mugged, jumped, and tackled before the ball gets there. NO FLAG. Nope, no PI there. Then people are like, "Brady's whining!" YEAH, no sh-t! Because the level of incompetence or shadiness by these refs is off the charts.
They show the replays of all these plays, and it's like W-T-F are the refs looking at? How do the Broncos get 2 phantom ticky-tack calls to tie the game, then the Pats can't get the most obvious PI call in NFL history on the next drive?
They need to get this sh-t with the refs in order, because it is seriously turning into the NBA. The refs are just arbitrarily gifting games to teams, every week now. It's completely random what they call, and nothing to do with rules. You watch a game for 3 hours, just to see who the refs declare wins. I'm really getting sick of it.
Ok, end of rant.