Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/11/11
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan thought a penalty called on linebacker London Fletcher for a hit on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was ''horrible.'' Questioning another flag that went against the Redskins, receiver Santana Moss took it a step further, declaring: ''I guess we've got to play against a team and the ref.'' Last-place Washington is having enough problems dealing with its opponents this season: A 34-27 defeat against the Patriots on Sunday was the Redskins' eighth loss in their past nine games. With a little more than a minute left in the fourth quarter, and Washington (4-9) driving toward a potentially tying touchdown-and-extra-point - or, perhaps, a go-ahead 2-point conversion, as Shanahan hinted he might have tried - Moss caught what appeared to be a 5-yard TD pass from Rex Grossman. Except for this: There was a yellow flag on the turf. When Moss saw it, he explained later, he was sure it was for a call against Julian Edelman, the returner and ...
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