The New England Patriots played in their seventh consecutive AFC Championship Game on Sunday and advanced to their third Super Bowl in the past five seasons with a 24-20 come-from-behind win over the Jaguars.
Everyone in New England was very excited about the W, but there were quite a few people who questioned the job done by the officials. Put another way: People think the Jags got a raw deal.
What I thought was curious was the officials not calling ANY pass interference penalties against the Patriots’ defensive backs, especially on two key plays where Marcedes Lewis was open, tried to make a play and got mugged. There John Ross Youth jersey was also a holding call completely missed on the Patriots’ final first-down play of the game.
Elite Kids Kyle Lowry Jersey Even Hardees thinks it was suspicious.
There is something to be said for making plays in key scenarios — Telvin Smith’s fumble recovery for a touchdown to answer the Steelers making the game 21-7 comes to mind — but there’s also something to be said for giving up plays in key scenarios — such as the 36-yard touchdown pass that the Jaguars allowed on fourth down towards the end of first half.
Elite Kids Barry Sanders Jersey This is the biggest challenge we’ve faced all year, Brady told WEEI on Tuesday, via NBC Sports. We’ve had a good offense. They’ve had the best defense. And that’s always a challenge when you go up against those guys.
But mostly give the NFL credit for doing whatever was necessary to make sure the troops were able to watch football, regardless of the motivation to do so. However this deal went down, it’s pretty clear the NFL either stepped in with some leverage or stepped in with some financial input and made this thing happen. Good job, NFL!