A flag was thrown at the end of the second half in Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This coverage was so dominant that they basically threw a pity flag for Cooks. Crushed off the field pic.twitter.com/SC3PbW3hco
— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) January 21, 2018
The Patriots ended up winning 24-20, with New England going to its 10th Super Bowl.
But with a two-minute drill at the end of halftime, Tom Brady threw a deep pass to wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye was covering him, drawing a 32-yard pass interference flag.
After the call, CBS commentators Jim Nantz and Tony Romo noted that the PI call against Bouye appeared spurious.
The call ended up getting the Patriots in good field position to score a touchdown before the half ended.
On Twitter, a number of people thought the call against Bouye was questionable.
With a lot of help from the refs (nullifying a Jags catch, an uncatchable pass interference calls), the Patriots managed to score a touchdown.
— Nick Flor-ProfessorF (@ProfessorF) January 21, 2018
Ultimately this game came down to 2 pass Interference calls imo. 1 was warranted & 1 wasn’t. But Patriots got both flags. Some teams not sure would get either? Tom Brady is incredible tho … he still makes the throws when they need them the most.
— hiSEAN808 (@Oahu_Raider808) January 21, 2018
Some bad pass interference calls earlier in the game, and it's not just this game, the Patriots won 3 games this year alone off of terrible calls. One of them being the Jesse Jame's catch and TD…? pic.twitter.com/JADDgazQN8
— Hunter (@hmuro199) January 21, 2018