Do the refs really have to ruin games each weekend? We've seen it time and time again this season and it was once again the case in the Week 16 showdown between the NY Giants and Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.
On the final drive, Tyrod Taylor, in place of the benched Tommy DeVito, had NY going down the field down 33-25 in hopes of forcing overtime. Two terrible calls prevented the G-Men from playing extra football. The first was a blatant missed PI on Wan'Dale Robinson. Take a look at this and prepare to be furious:
Brian Daboll has every right to be furious with the refs after the loss to Philly
The defensive back had his hands all over Robinson and never turned his head. Robinson couldn't believe that a flag wasn't thrown there and neither can we. This was textbook defensive pass interference. What were the refs watching?
That same question can be asked for the final throw of the night. Taylor was in desperation mode, just throwing the ball into the end zone hoping someone would come down with it. Instead, his pass was intercepted by Kelee Ringo.
HOWEVER, you can clearly see that Reed Blankenship was all over Saquon Barkley and he quite literally pushed him out of bounds while the ball was in the air. Barkley was ready to make a play on the ball, but he was bodied to the turf. Again, no flag?
Barkley was waiting for the penalty to be called and the Giants should have been given the ball at the one yard line. However, Ringo and his teammates celebrated the close win instead. Brian Daboll was livid too and he's joined in being upset by Giants fans everywhere. These two missed calls in particular were inexcusable. A lot of people are feeling robbed - this was a terrible ending to a great game.