NFL  > General NFL  > Real refs, same story...terrible calls in the last few minutes of the Giants vs Eagles game
October 1, 2012, 12:07 AM
Three interference calls in the last couple minutes as the Giants were driving to win the game.

Two of those call were against the Eagles, one was questionable. The real refs missed one that could of cost the Eagles the game.

I call the third call-the make-up call- an offensive interference on the Giants, wide receiver Barden was flagged as Eagles corner Asomugha was pushing Barden out of bounds.

Terrible call, only worthy of replacement officials not the REAL GUYS.

The Giants were left with a 54 yarder rather than one under 30. They missed it ..twice , Eagle called timeout as the giants kicked the first tried.

Heartbreak for the good guys in NY...the Giants.
October 1, 2012  01:56 AM ET
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I call the third call-the make-up call- an offensive interference on the Giants, wide receiver Barden was flagged as Eagles corner Asomugha was pushing Barden out of bounds.Terrible call, only worthy of replacement officials not the REAL GUYS.

What game were you watching? Asomugha had position on the receiver and Barden reached around him. The call was correct and you notice Barden didn't argue the call. When the ball is in the air both players have a right to the ball. That call was CORRECT.

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October 1, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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What game were you watching? Asomugha had position on the receiver and Barden reached around him. The call was correct and you notice Barden didn't argue the call. When the ball is in the air both players have a right to the ball. That call was CORRECT.

Asomugha looked like a basketball player denying the lane , he was forcing him out of bound Barden reached over to get to the ball...it was terrible call, all the announcers agreed. Not that it means anything...lol

October 1, 2012  11:16 AM ET

Asomguha had POSITION on the ball. The Giants got BEAT fair and square. There is no crying in football. The Giants LOST. PERIOD.

October 1, 2012  11:23 AM ET

AIYK...please go back to NASCAR and leave us alone.

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October 1, 2012  01:08 PM ET
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Should have been a no call, the ball was not catch able 5 feet out of bounds...

thats one thing you don't hear very often anymore...Uncatchable...plus the rule change of pushing someone out of the endzone was changed a few years back... rule changes are confusing...especially to some athletes? LOl

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October 1, 2012  04:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Should have been a no call, the ball was not catch able 5 feet out of bounds...

Offensive interference on that play. The refs got it right.

October 1, 2012  04:36 PM ET

Haha! It took only a week before the complaining started. I was thinking we'd make it until at least week 6.

October 1, 2012  04:36 PM ET
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Haha! It took only a week before the complaining started. I was thinking we'd make it until at least week 6.

*a weekend

October 1, 2012  10:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Asomugha looked like a basketball player denying the lane , he was forcing him out of bound Barden reached over to get to the ball...it was terrible call, all the announcers agreed. Not that it means anything...lol










Look at the pictures.

Barden puts his right hand inside Asomugha's right shoulder pad and tugs it out of the jersey.

Then puts his left hand on top of Asomugha's head, with his fingers inside the top of Aso's helmet, and proceeds to tug Aso's head backwards as they fall to the ground.

October 1, 2012  10:18 PM ET
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Should have been a no call, the ball was not catch able 5 feet out of bounds...

It could also be argued that by Barden wrapping both his arms around Asomugha's chest/shoulders he slowed Aso's progress to the ball. And that without said intentional contact Aso would have been in position to make the interception.

October 1, 2012  10:21 PM ET

October 1, 2012  10:33 PM ET

The Giants had more than enough opportunities to win this game on that drive.

New York started the drive at their own 35-yard line. They were awarded 29 yards worth of defensive pass interference penalties. That alone puts them in field goal position.

Beyond that, all they really had to do was earn maybe 15 or 20 yards to put themselves in realistic field goal position, mainly to off-set Barden's penalty. And they couldn't do it. They only moved the ball 10 yards with actual non-penalty assisted offense (a 9 yard catch by Victor Cruz and a 1 yard run by Ahmad Bradshaw). And they had 1:49 of time to work with.

If their offense couldn't win them the game when it was practically handed to them on a silver platter, then they don't deserve to win.

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October 2, 2012  02:04 AM ET
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Asomguha never played the ball...in the NFL that is Pass Interference...

Asomguha never played the ball because the receiver so blatently interfered with him that he couldn't. Why didn't the Giants complain about the call?

October 2, 2012  02:07 AM ET

Asamguha did deny him the lane. Show me in the NFL rulebook where it says that the DB must relinquish position on the ball to the receiver. Barden is clearly pulling Asomguha down to the ground to keep him from intercepting the ball.

 
October 2, 2012  07:20 AM ET
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Asomguha never played the ball...in the NFL that is Pass Interference...

I don't know how you can justifiably claim that.

Asomugha was clearly looking at and/or for the ball. That just much is obvious from the pictures. And as the ball descends he has both arms out, and raising them (for the ball), when Barden pulls him backwards.

What more does the defender need to do to "play the ball" beside catch it?

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