So, for those who think the referees shouldn't be fined or reprimanded in a way to stop blatant screw ups without repercussions:
2nd down for the Redskins, short of the first down (by inches). One of the referees called a first down, and the chains moved and the sticks were changed to 1st down. The Redskins run the play, and during the play the down marker is moved back to 4th down because one of the refs decided it was short.
The Redskins AND the Giants thought it was first down, but it was 3rd down. The Redskins threw the ball downfield thinking it was 1st down.
The refs just can majorly screw up and it's okay? Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth were both saying how screwed up that is.
This is why the refs in the NFL suck. Too much power. They can get away with anything. The league won't do anything to them, but heaven forbid players are on the white part of the out of bounds. This league sucks.