Found October 21, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
Despite 27 points and the return of Rob Gronkowski it was another ugly day on offense for New England especially through the air, they would give up an OT controversial nail biter to the New York Jets 30-27   Brady went 22/46 for 228 yards, a pick that looked like a page right out of Mark Sanchez’s book and NO touchdowns, that’s right, Tom Brady didn’t throw a touchdown pass against the Jets, as both of their offensive touchdowns came from goaline Bolden and Ridley touchdown runs, Logan Ryan also returned an interception for a touchdown.   The New England Patriots played a solid first of football despite giving up the opening drive touchdown. New England possessed the lead 21-10 courtesy of Bolden/Ridley touchdown runs, and excellent jump route/pick 6 by DB Logan Ryan.   The second half however, was just plain awful, and that’s putting it nicely.   On New England’s opening drive to start the second half Tom Brady was striped sacked ( with New England recovering) then pick-sixed by Antonio Allen on a pass that looked like Brady didn’t really step into. At one point the Patriots had -6 yards on offense in the second half, Brady was under pressure and getting no time to deliver the ball, a short clip of Logan Mankins shouting angrily into a small crowd of players might’ve summed up the second half for New England. After a whole bunch of 3 and outs by the Patriots and a couple scoring drives the Jets held the lead 27-21, New England finally seemed to find it’s rhythm notching  2 field goals to tie the game and send it into overtime.   Any New England fan watching will cringe as I recap OT.   Geno Smith worked his way down the field and give Nick Folk about a 55 yarder, it was botched as expected, but Just as New England fans began to celebrate, yellow flags from every direction put a knot in our stomachs.   “Unsportsmanlike conduct, defense, number 94, pushing his teammate into an offensive formation, 15 yard penalty, 1st down.”   My stomach dropped, never before had I heard of that penalty or seen it be called, apparently it’s a brand spanking new rule the NFL decided to throw into the rule book this offseason the official rule goes something like this   “Rule 913: Team B players cannot push teammates on the line of scrimmage into offensive formation.”   What a time to break out THAT gem of a rule, huh?   Needless to say the Jets kicked the game winning field goal and won the game in OT 30-27.   Now my argument isn’t that the rule was made up on the spot or something, that’s ludacris and idiotic, but if your gonna call an “Unsportsmanlike conduct” there was one that without question should’ve been called as Kembrell Thompkins was shoved to the ground blatantly by a Jets defender, my only argument with this is: if your gonna call it one way it has to be called another, I rest my
  • that call was B.S. ! even if it is a rule, he hardley touched him. he did not push. just hate to c the ref decide the game.
  • sorry Jef but he clearly pushed his teammate. However, that is the biggest BS rule ever and if refs are going to pick and choose- especially when the game is on the line, they deserve every bit of fan abuse out there. To think of all the calls they missed.....this was crap but honestly, Brady played more like Tony Eason and they didn't deserve to win.
  • I want to know why no one is talking about the pick rule called on Gronk. It resulted in the Pats losing a first and goal from the one.

    Gronk was engaged with a Jet one yard off the line of scrimmage, when a second Jet ran into him...all before the ball was thrown. How is this a pick, he is being blocked at the time not being allowed to release into his route. This is never called and is a clear sign the Refs are pulling calls out of their butts when needed.

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