Ben wrote:i didn't know the guys in the black-n-white striped shirts play for the patriots, too...?
1) was that patten with the celebration after his td reception? yeah, that didn't get called. not consistent with the rules followed in penalizing houshmandzadeh last week.
2) dillon's knee was down at the 2 yardline for that first td, but they gave it to him, anyway.
3) rudi's knee was down before his "fumble," but they chose to ignore that.
4) patriots o-line was holding the ENTIRE GAME, and not one call against them was made.
i mean, the bengals lost because they allowed interpretable situations, certainly. but i'm sick of the refs calling out against us so consistently.
I'm a Bengals fan, and I'm upset that they lost, and I agree with #2, didn't see #3, and while #4 is true, everyone holds...the penalty is for getting caught.
But I can explain #1 because Marvin explained it in the press conference. Housh and CJ bumped chests. That's 2 players celebrating. More than one player celebrating is, by the rules, "excessive." Patten was celebrating by himself, which is legal.