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.
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:
Man that was a hella of a blown call!! And this baboon that just explained the call...COVERING UP FOR THE REFS! Hilarious!! #replacementrefs— Rosevelt Colvin (@rcolvin3) November 19, 2013
Damien Woody at 11:38PM:
Y'all can hate Brady & Pats all u want but that was PI!!!— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) November 19, 2013
Damien Woody again at 11:43PM:
I love my BC brethren Luke Kuechly but he just undressed Gronk in the end zone!!!— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) November 19, 2013
Lawyer Milloy at 11:52PM:
Donte Stallworth at 11:53PM:
I think that's PI... Any time the receiver is held or interfered with BEFORE the ball gets to him, is pass interference.— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) November 19, 2013
Rosevelt Colvin again at 12:33AM:
Let's settle the argument...it was either a PI or defensive holding...either way there shld of been another down to end the game...#Gnite— Rosevelt Colvin (@rcolvin3) November 19, 2013
Brandon Spikes at 1:02AM:
I’m actually speechless right now— BrandonSpikes55 (@brandonspikes55) November 19, 2013
Brandon Spikes again at 4:40AM:
Morning?! I ain’t sleep yet tho— BrandonSpikes55 (@brandonspikes55) November 19, 2013
Aaron Dobson at 4:42AM:
This bus ride is the worse— Aaron Dobson 3 (@aarondobson17) November 19, 2013
Kenbrell Thompkins at 5:28AM
Up Re-watching this game, SMH.. So close!— Kenbrell Thompkins (@KTdaWinner) November 19, 2013
Marquice Cole at 5:43AM
WIDE AWAKE!!!!— quice cole (@quice) November 19, 2013
Michael Buchanan at 5:54AM:
WHY AM I STILL UP 😳😳😳— Michael Buchanan (@MikeBuke99) November 19, 2013
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