The internet's best reactions to the controversial call that kept Patriots ahead.
Sunday (October 15th), The New York Jets and the New England Patriots face off in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium for an exciting match that ultimately ended in controversy after a call on which many are calling foul. Closing out with a score of 24-17, it was the Pats who would prove victorious as quarterback Tom Brady laid claim to the record for regular season victories, with the win over the Jets becoming his 187th as New England moved into the top spot in the AFC East.
While they got off to a choppy start, New England was able to come up from a deficit and tie the game at 14 just 9 seconds before halftime. The final score however, wasn’t concrete until a controversial replay review cost the Jets a crucial touchdown in the fourth quarters. It was Austin Seferian-Jenkins who caught a short pass from Josh McCown for what was perceived as a 4-yard touchdown.
However, officials’ review declared that Seferian-Jenkins lost control of the ball when he went out of bounds in the end zone, and called a touchback even though the ball never hit the ground.
“From my angle and replay, I didn't see the ball fumble," said Jets coach Todd Bowles after the game. "So, I saw it bobble and I saw green gain control of it and go from there."
Many of the general public’s reaction seemed to echo the same, with many showing outrage over what was seen as a terrible call that cost New York their fourth win in a row.
Check out Twitter’s top reactions to the conclusion below.
“Haha, the Jets blew it again hahahaha”— Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) October 15, 2017
First of all, I’m with Kap.
The Jets absolutely played them toe to toe. They lose in large part on one of the worst and most astounding calls I've ever seen.— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) October 15, 2017
Jets deserved better. Some of these NFL rules make no sense.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) October 15, 2017
McCown is not a bad QB, and the Jets are not a bad team. #PatsvsJets— Max Kellerman (@maxkellerman) October 15, 2017
Just saw that Jets tudder that got overturned... Yikes @KFCBarstool— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 15, 2017
I just saw the @nyjets touchdown overruling that cost them the game, and that is a truly terrible and inexcusable call. Feel for Jets fans.— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) October 15, 2017
REMINDER: The Patriots once lost an overtime game against the Jets because of a make-believe "illegal pushing" penalty on a missed FG.— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) October 15, 2017
Worst call since tuck rule. Of course the Patriots are involved. pic.twitter.com/DK2O5hKAFq— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) October 15, 2017
The NFL is clearly in the bag for the Patriots. #maybe— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 15, 2017