RATINGS NOTE: CBS' broadcast of the Patriots-Colts game -- nationally --earned an average overnight household rating/share of 22.5/39, which was the highest-rated Sunday afternoon NFL regular-season game on any network in the metered markets since at least 1987 (which is as far back as the network's records go). The previous high for a Sunday afternoon regular- season game was a 22.2/41 (Dallas-San Francisco; 11/10/96). Posted By: mreiss (reiss' pieces: http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/) With so many people watching, how can the NFL have allowed such shoddy officiating and on top of that the crowd noisegate? I hope the NFL also releases a statement on the officiating, because that was the sorriest job I've seen in years AND just about everybody in America was watching!! There's no excuse for that kind of officiating performance when the game is on the biggest stage nationwide.