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    On the long pass to Moss in the 4th qtr setting up our first comeback score, as he catches the ball and goes down, Sanders comes flying in headfirst and at the same time a flag is thrown. I immediately thought there would be a late hit call but the ruling was 'no penalty because there was no pass interference'. Have seen that particular play several times and each time it seems like a blatent late hit to me. Comments?
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    I just posted this in the "we broke the colts" thread, but in editing the commercials out of the game for my archives I noticed that Sanders leads with the crown of his helmet A LOT, and that hit on Moss was borderline spearing. I need to lookup the exact definition of spearing but it seems that a lot of the "hard hitting" colts D uses this same technique.
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    Here's what happened on that, and why this whole thing really doesn't smell right.

    You're right, there was that late hit and a flag. However, they called it pass interference against the defender, but the Patriots declined it since Moss made the catch.

    In other words, after watching flag after flag against the Patriots, and then watching the replays, and wondering where the penalty was, the crew threw a meaningless flag against Indy, that meant nothing, because he caught the ball anyway. But, like you said, they ignored the blantent late hit. Just like earlier they ignored when Faulk was mugged earlier.

    I don't usually complain about the refs, but with the last several playoff games, and the NFL appologizing to the Patriots, and these huge calls that change the direction of the game..........what the EFF is going on?

    They twice put Indy at 1st and goal, and as my coworker, who is from Indy said to me, "I admit, those were BS calls". They took a TD away from Moss. I mean the Patriots are always so diciplined, and preach "no penalties", and in the biggest regular season game in years, have the most penalty yards against them in their entire franchise history???

    Something is really wrong with this picture. And you know with this over the top anti-Patriots' bias, no media outlet will EVER dig into this. It pretty much stinks.
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    I have a few buddies that are Jets fans and they all said that was the worst officiating they have ever seen. Just goes to show. As for Sanders, I mentioned this exact play in another thread. He is the king of hitting someone as hard as he can when the player is already on the ground. He's never flagged for anything either.
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    The flag was for pass interference on #41 Bethea... he grabbed Moss as he was going up for the ball. It was declined and the play stood.
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    It was an obvious PI on Bethea as well. Sanders looked like he did come in late, AND YEAH, he seems to aggressively hit like that a lot.

    Actually, it's probably the MAIN reason he cannot stay on the field. For a little guy (relative), he flies around to loosey-goosey for his own good. He's an accident waiting to happen.
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    That "call" was the icing on the cake.
    With the game almost over ...
    and THE CATCH ALREADY SECURED ...
    backjudge thinks he'll balance his stats a bit
    with a call that he already knows will not count.

    Then, with a flag on the ground providing a marker,
    he refuses to acknowledge spearing.

    "They did a good job"
    said Pereira of his crew last night.
    Well, Mike, they tried.
    They really tried.
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