Right now, we seem to have two distinct camps on this forum concerning last night-
The Lions were robbed of a win due to officials.
The officials jobbed the Lions, but good teams overcome this and the Lions should only blame themselves.
Normally, I would be squarely in camp two. I have never started a post or by my recollection, contributed to a post that cries about officiating. But here is the thing…
Yes, good teams overcome a bad officiating call. You can cry all you want about how the officials picked up the flag in the playoffs against Dallas, or how Seattle poked the ball out of the end zone. But I agree, good teams can overcome that.
But I defy you to give me an instance in which officials have made 3 game changing calls against one team, and having that team overcome those calls to win a game.
Sadly, I need to specify which calls I am talking about in this case:
Flowers hands to the face I
Marvin Jones PI no call
Flowers hands to the face II, revenge of the shoulder pads.
Yes, I understand I am asking you to do homework on this, but I would bet my house on the fact that no team has ever had to deal with 3 such blatant bad calls against them, all leading to extra points for the other team, and still managed to win the game.
So yes, good teams can overcome a terrible game changing call. But even great teams can’t overcome 3.