The Cleveland Browns led by Jason Campbell went into New England and found out first hand, why it is next to impossible to beat Brady and his Patriots at home. It’s difficult enough to do battle with the 11 men you face on the field, but when you play the referees, it comes down to impossible.
Say what you will about the Cleveland Browns not having a shot at the win. Cleveland should have won this game and it was taken out of their reach, by the refs. The Browns completely had Brady and the Patriots beat.
Cleveland held Brady and his Patriots at check for 58 minutes and then the refs called the Cleveland rookie Leon McFadden for pass interference in the end-zone. This was one of the worst calls I have seen in some time.
There was no question there was contact on the play, the receiver from the Patriots was grabbing McFadden’s arm all the way down the field, but there wasn’t any contact on McFadden’s part in the end-zone.
To make matters worse, the refs called a very questionable call against Jason Campbell for intentional grounding late in the game. Campbell was clearly outside of the tackle box and Fozzy Whittaker was the intended receiver who was within 5-8 yards of the pass.
Yes, it is hard to beat the Patriots at home, but when you have to play the refs as well, it is impossible to come away with the win. The Browns didn’t fall victim to the Patriots today, they fell victim to the NFL’s chosen one.
Tom Brady gets calls to go his way more than any other quarterback in the NFL. It is clear what is going on here. The NFL loves Brady and the Patriots. But come on man, don’t make it look so obvious.
These kind of calls that influence a game the way these did are inexcusable. There is no way this kind of bad officiating should be left alone. Someone has to take a stand against this kind of thing from happening. The Browns should have won this game today. Not the Patriots. They beat Brady at his own game and they shouldn’t have to beat the refs too.
This loss is difficult to take and shouldn’t be allowed to happen.
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