please do not merge this, as it deserves its own thread. This play. This drive. Changed the momentum of the game. Pats were up 13-0, easily moving the ball on offense and forcing 3 and outs on defense. First off, the Pats never should've been in that situation on that drive. It should've been a 3 and out. Then the refs called defensive holding on Mayo. The replay showed absolutely nothing. It was a phantom call on Mayo. This game could've (and probably should've) been a complete blow out. The Ravens were basically handed 2 free first downs on the drive where they got their first TD, making the game 13-7. The score was much closer than the play indicated. Pats should've gotten the ball back at 13-0, and wouldve had a chance at going up 20-0 in the 1st qtr. This drive (and the Ravens last TD drive) seemed like the refs were doing everything in their power to make sure the Patriots defense did not stop them. It was almost blatant. That's 14 points handed to the Ravens. Yes the calls were bad both ways, but it was about 65/35 in favor of the Ravens. And in much more opportune times for the Ravens as well (on 3rd downs when they should've been forced to punt). Now lets talk about the 4th and 1 challenge. Anquan Bolden is near the sidelines, and as he's going out of bounds, he reaches for the 1st down marker. Only the ball was in his hand and looked to be out of bounds short of the 1st down. The ref on the field marked him a yard short of 1st down. They overturned it giving BMore the 1st down.... However, there was absolutely NO EVIDENCE that he actually got the 1st down. Unless they had a birds eye view of the play (which they didn't) it's virtually IMPOSSIBLE to know exactly when and where the ball was out of bounds. None of the replays showed conclusive evidence. The only replays they had were from sideline angles, which literally make it impossible to see when the ball crossed the sideline boundary. The call on the field should've stood due to inconclusive evidence. Ravens wouldve been forced to punt, giving the Pats a chance to go up 20-0. Instead the Ravens score a TD against a frustrated defense in one of the biggest head scratcher drives of all time.