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  1. PatsFaninAZ

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    Prior to today, the Patriots defense had not scored for 26 games. A rather amazing streak.

    The official records of the NFL will say that the streak continued today -- for the 27th game. But that's only due to a merciful decision by Gene Steratore not to award a clear safety and the Patriots' disinterest in challenging. As far as I'm concerned, the streak ends at 26.

    It's a minor point, but I'm really not a fan of that type of officiating. I realize people were cold and it was probably a result that both teams favored. But the offical's job is to call the game in front of him. Not the game he wishes were in front of him.
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    Good pick-up. When is the last time our defense scored? The Week 2 game vs. San Diego in 2007?
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    Not that it means anything, but if I saw the graphic correctly, it also cost us owning the record for largest margin of victory, instead we tied it at 59.
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    wrong. forward progress is not challenge-able
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    yea, calling him down at the 2 was BS, nd yea it was a "pity" call, but one that should not have been made

    it was a clear safety /fuble and TD

    but the ref changed the game
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    Eugene Wilson returned an INT against the Jets in Week 15 of 2007.

    5 more games that year + 16 the next year + 5 this year = 26 games.
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    Interesting. I think maybe you missed the larger points. But thanks for the tidbit.
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    Is it too much to ask for it to snow every game for the rest of the season.. even indoors?
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    im sorry, but for forward progress to be called, im pretty sure u have to have the ball in ur possession

    and that punter sure as hell did not, he barely picked up the ball (if at all) before the endzone
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    You can challenge the spot of the ball, which encompasses forward progress.

    As for a fumble/recovery/etc, it's likely that the whistle was blown too early.

    As a caveat: I was returning from Mexico and did not get to see the game =(

    I did not see the play. I am sad I missed this game.
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    First, it was Vince Young. But second, I agree, it didn't look like he even had possession until the goal line, then began running horizontally in the end zone before anyone got a hand on him. There is no way they can not call that a safety on the replay.

    As for the forward progress call not being reviewable, that is only in the sense that the whistle ends the play. You can review the actual spotting of the ball, which in this case could/should have resulted in the safety.
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    I wonder if the play in question will be on the "Official Review" segment on NFL Total Access this week? I hope it as I would love to hear someone explain that one...
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    Somehow, I don't think anything from this game will be reviewed by the NFL.....:rolleyes:
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    The largest margin of victory is 73 - 0.
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