Phantom whistle stops Patriot touchdown


The officials really need to get it together. Games should not be won or lost based them. Teams should be playing other teams not the officials.

“What happened: On a first down early in the third quarter, Tom Brady rolled out and, near the right sideline but clearly still inbounds, lofted a pass 24 yards beyond the line of scrimmage to Danny Amendola, who also hadn’t stepped out of bounds. As the ball neared Amendola’s hands—perhaps just as it touched his hands—an official inadvertently blew his whistle. Problem was, Amendola caught the ball at the Buffalo 45-yard line and had nothing but open field before him. He would have gone for a big gain and maybe even a touchdown.” – Reported by MMQB Peter King

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