very true, the throwing of the flag didn't affect the outcome of the game. the horrible calls did. there is no way people can say the ball wasnt bobbled, watch the replay and you'll see he didnt have control. also the pass interference call in the end zone was very questionable, in every play a receiver is touched going down the field to some extent if your going to call that then they should have called pass interference on the hail mary for christs sake. http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d804d7fad
bad calls ruin the chance for a great game no matter what the outcome, wether the Pats win or the Raven win, the fact that all the talk surrounds the refs is unfair. the refs shouldnt help the Pats make plays.
by the way im listening to Mike and Mike in the morning ESPN and they both say they didnt think Gaffney had control.
but oh well it certainly was an entertaining game to watch.
Matt Light just had a bad game, other than this game he is really good.
watch the video of the plays
Receivers are allowed to be touched within five yards of the los. Outside that chuck zone you cannot blatently hamper a receivers ability to run his route. On that fourth down play the ravens defenders where HANGING off Watson, clearly not allowing him to run his route. Reed had his freaking arm wrapped around Watsons chest. Well outside the five yard cushion given. They are going to call that if you are stupid enough to do it on the play that decides the game. Duh they are watching closley then.
Why would you call pass int on the hail Mary at the end? Rolle was holding Asante Samuel down by the facemask so he could not make a play for the ball. The ravens where holding ALL day. Honestly they have nothing to complain about. they where allowed to be ultra physical all day. Welker was being held on every single play.The pats where flagged for a all this crap in the afccg last year.
Honestly the haters have reached monumental levels. The pats are not going to win every single game by 4000 points. Every team in the NFL throws there best at them because they are undefeated.Its not easy to get up for every single game all year long. The ravens played them tough , get over it. Maybe if the ravens could show up like that all year they woulden't suck.
Here is the current greatest team ever's record. The 85 bears. A lot of close wins in there. Including a loss. Five close games including a loss to a bad phins team. The greatest team ever.
Keep in mind there where less games , no salery cap , no free agency, and less teams. Far easier to "run the table" then. Look at the 72 phins. They played ONE team with a winning record.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers | W | 38-28 |
| 2 | New England Patriots | W | 20- 7 |
| 3 | at Minnesota Vikings | W | 33-24 |
| 4 | Washington Redskins | W | 45-10 |
| 5 | at Tampa Bay Buccaneers | W | 27-19
| 6 | at San Francisco 49ers | W | 26-10 |
| 7 | Green Bay Packers | W | 23- 7 |
| 8 | Minnesota Vikings | W | 27- 9 |
| 9 | at Green Bay Packers | W | 16-10
| .500 team
| 10 | Detroit Lions | W | 24- 3 |
| 11 | at Dallas Cowboys | W | 44- 0 |
| 12 | Atlanta Falcons | W | 36- 0 |
| 13 | at Miami Dolphins | L | 24-38
| Horrible team
| 14 | Indianapolis Colts | W | 17-10
| Horrible team
| 15 | at New York Jets | W | 19- 6 |
| 16 | at Detroit Lions | W | 37-17 |