It's another week in the NFL, and the officials are already being scolded for multiple missed calls around the league. Unfortunately for the Patriots, they are one of the teams able to complain about it.
Typically, it's not the brightest idea to blame the referees for what happens in a game, as it is seen as looking for an excuse to explain a bad play or performance. However, it feels fair to take issue with the blatant miss when the missed penalty is as serious as pass interference.
That's what happened on Sunday's matchup between the Patriots and Jets, as Mac Jones made a deep pass to Demario Douglas on a 2nd and two play right before halftime.
It was clear to everyone watching the game that Michael Carter committed the definition of defensive pass interference on the rookie receiver. It was bad enough that the cornerback didn't turn his head around to look for the football, but he also appeared to commit a hands-to-the-face penalty on the same play; neither was called.
It was a significant miss with just 14 seconds left in the half and created another missed opportunity for the Patriots to put more points on the board. It eventually led to a 57-yard field goal attempt by Bryce Baringer, resulting in a miss.
There's still plenty of time remaining in the game to make us all forget about the play, and hopefully, that goes well because it's never fun to have a single missed call like that be the leading reason your team lost a game.
The good thing is the Patriots have been playing pretty well in this game so far, which may be discredited simply because it's the Jets, but it's a must-win game with implications on the line for both teams, mainly to remain competitive in the division.