Re: To be fair, the game was not robbed.
posted at 11/19/2013 10:47 AM EST
"The pats looked mediocure and are going to get lit up like a Xmas tree against the Broncos!"
This is difficult to explain to a Jets fan but while you are enjoying the Broncos-Pats, you may want to keep in mind that to the Pats and their fans, the regular season is not the playoffs.
We could easily lose to the Broncos next week, and yet be playing in January while you and your team are watching "The Good Wife" reruns and putting your Xmas tree out on the street for the garbage men.
So keep in mind that while the regular season is your team's playoffs, the acutal playoffs are our team's playoffs.
It was interesting to hear blatant Jets fan Mike Greenberg condemn the refs and the call. There are degrees of a game being robbed, it has to do with how many times your team has to make it right AFTER the call in question and whether said call would have determined the outcome.
Since the correct call would have put the Pats on the one yard line with one play, and since chances of converting that play are about 50 percent, there is about a 50 percent chance the officials robbed the Pats of the game.
Of course it is always important to realize that you never want to put yourself in a position for the refs to decide the outcome of a game. That's why you have to put your foot on a team's neck and go into the final two minutes of a game with a signficant lead.
If you don't, you run the risk of human error deciding outcome. The Pats bear a fair amount of responsibility for this loss, as tough as that feels. The players understand that, and their postgame interviews reflected this also.