Leave it to the refs to ruin Christmas for NY Giants fans. While Big Blue missed countless opportunities to try and force overtime against the Eagles, there's no question there were some blown calls late in the action.
This includes the final play of the game, where Kelee Ringo intercepted a Tyrod Taylor pass in the end zone. Brian Daboll and Co. were furious because it looked like defensive pass interference should have been called on Reed Blankenship for being all over Saquon Barkley. A new angle of that sequence shows Blankenship indeed should have been flagged. How did the refs miss this?
The Giants were robbed of pass interference on the final play vs. the Eagles
Shortly before this interception, the refs also missed a clear DPI against Wan'Dale Robinson. Don't forget about the Darren Waller reception with time running down - on that catch, the guys in stripes were nowhere to be seen to spot the ball and Barkley had to sprint to get the ball in a position for Tyrod Taylor to spike it.
It doesn't take a fool to see that the officials had no interest in letting the Giants get back into this game. Throughout the contest, their decisions were average at best. The 'false start' called on John Michael Schmitz is still tough to watch. The rookie quite literally did nothing wrong here.
In the past two seasons, the Giants are now 0-4 vs. the Eagles. To make matters worse, they're also 0-4 against the Cowboys. Joe Schoen and Brian Daboll haven't been able to get the job done against their NFC East rivals.
With that said, it's going to be tough to take down a team as talented as Philly when you're having to play against the officials too. A flag on Blankenship for how he was defending Barkley simply had to be thrown, period.
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