Originally Posted by Spectre
Imagine if you will had the Pats won a couple of their one or 2 point losses!
8-2 or 9-1
Its not really the same, although I agree in most cases it is. That game was not decided by a play here or there that could have gone either way. It was decided by the refs on two blatantly bad calls that were borderline collusion/fixing of games.
I mean how the heck does a kickoff return with a fumble and a fumble recovery in bounds take 6 freakin seconds? I guess it is possible when the clock starts moving when the returner is at the 8 yard line.
And then the mother of all calls (which I admit I have not seen in all my years of watching football) is a ref standing literally right over a play and not calling a PI penalty but another ref no exagerration standing 25.5 yards (76.5 feet) does call a penalty.