I mean I totally agree with the idea that it's futile, so pretty pointless to discuss, but officials absolutely affect the outcome of games. In fact, I'd say a given official potentially has more control over the outcome of a given game than a given player.Yes you did. It's okay to admit it you don't always have to be right. You made it sound like I was calling anything the refs did a mistake and I wasn't. If you wanna be like pretty much every other upset NFL fan and blame the refs on losing go ahead. I'm not going to argue with you.
It's silly to rage about it because it can't be changed after the fact, but officiating in the NFL is one of the single most meaningful variables regarding the outcomes of games.