http://www.profootballtalk.com/ In response to anitem in our Conference Championship Ten-Packregarding a key pass interference call on Patriots cornerback Ellis Hobbs thatallowed the Colts to complete an 18-point comeback and knot the game at 21, amember of PFT Planet has alerted us to a January 25, 2007 "Q&A" onJaguars.com in which Vic Ketchman writes that theNFL has acknowledged that a bad call was made. Writes Ketchman,in response to a question that chastised him for suggesting that face-guardingis still forbidden: "Face-guardingwas discontinued several years ago and I completely missed it. I talked toDean Blandino in the league office and he confirmed what you're saying. Blandino, by the way, was in the replay booth at the Patriots-Colts game. Ellis Hobbs should not have been flagged for pass-interference. He didn'tmake contact with the receiver and in no way did Hobbs impede Reggie Wayne'sability to catch the pass. Blandino confirmed that the incorrect call wasmade. It advanced the ball from the Patriots' 19-yard line to the one-yardline and was the big play in a touchdown drive that led to a two-pointconversion and a tie game at 21-21. Referee Bill Carollo made no referenceto face-guarding in his explanation, but CBS analyst Phil Simms did. Apparently, he, too, doesn't know the rule no longer exists. The next time youhear a TV analyst say, 'he wasn?t playing the ball,' think of the Hobbs play,then turn down the sound." Make no mistakeabout it, it was a key call. And, to their credit, we haven't heard apublic peep from the "no class" Pats about the play. Gee, what wouldNapolian have done if that phantom flag had been thrown on a member of theColts' defense?" Bittersweet, to say the least.