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Patriots Players Past & Present React To Controversial MNF Ending

By Andrew Celani, CBS Boston
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Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots and Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers fight for the ball in the end zone on the last play of the game on November 18, 2013. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots and Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers fight for the ball in the end zone on the last play of the game on November 18, 2013. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) – Everyone has an opinion of what transpired last night on Monday Night Football, in what was the most exciting game of the NFL season so far.

With 59 seconds left in the game and three timeouts, quarterback Tom Brady drove the Patriots down the field to the Carolina 18-yard line, down 27-23 with just four seconds left on the clock.

Brady received the snap in the pocket and keyed in on his favorite target in tight end Rob Gronkowski. The pass was short and intercepted in the end zone by Panthers safety Robert Lester as time expired.

A flag on the ground provided a little glimmer of hope as Gronkowski was absolutely mugged on the play by linebacker Luke Kuechly. Back judge Terrence Miles threw the flag, which was expected to be for either a hold or pass interference. That would have given the Patriots one last opportunity to punch in the go-ahead score.

Instead, the flag was picked up by head referee Clete Blakeman and no penalty was called.

Game over.

Everyone and their mother has an opinion of the call (believe me, just go on Twitter or listen to this radio station), but let’s take a look at what current and former Patriots are saying about it…

Rosevelt Colvin at 11:35PM:

Damien Woody at 11:38PM:

Damien Woody again at 11:43PM:

Lawyer Milloy at 11:52PM:

Donte Stallworth at 11:53PM:

Rosevelt  Colvin again at 12:33AM:

Brandon Spikes at 1:02AM:

Brandon Spikes again at 4:40AM:

Aaron Dobson at 4:42AM:

Kenbrell Thompkins at 5:28AM

Marquice Cole at 5:43AM

Michael Buchanan at 5:54AM:

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