Week 5--Broncos @ Patriots (maybe)

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Steratore is going to have to be forced to admit that one too isn't he? I'm not sure he can handle two admissions in a season, much less a single game
 

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the refs in general did not throw any flags for a long time, leading to a well-paced game. but man, some of the calls this half have been very fucky against the Pats
 

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By rule #24 side judge should have to announce that he is bad at his job when declaring this a TD.
 

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Maybe this is why Bill didn't challenge the spot. He knew with these refs that he needed to save his challenges for the inevitable red zone bag jobs. /half_kidding.
 

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I initially thought the side judge may have been blocked by a linemen and didn’t see cam extend the football but they doesn’t appear to be the case at all .
 

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That was so obvious just watching it in real time. He clearly reached the ball over. Call the TD and then there’s an automatic review for scoring plays. But instead they force the Pats to burn a challenge.
 

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Announcer guy is wrong, you should always go for two here.
 

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Announcer guy is wrong, you should always go for two here.
Let's face it: the announcer is going on "old school football thinking" and the Pats have likely done hundreds of model runs on how to do this with an economist to create their chart on 2 pt. One of them knows more about it than the other.
 

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Did not like that decision. At all. Not just because of the result. Wanted to get behind by only one score. Yes I know eventually you need the 2-point conversion, but you save that for later.
 

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Let's face it: the announcer is going on "old school football thinking" and the Pats have likely done hundreds of model runs on how to do this with an economist to create their chart on 2 pt. One of them knows more about it than the other.
It's even simpler than that. Announcers always parrot the same dumb "keep it a one score game" nonsense.

Now the Pats know they need two scores. The sooner you have that knowledge, the better.