The big call of the week was Tony Michalek's flag on a Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones.
Jones shoved his teammate into the Jets offensive line on an overtime field goal attempt [Ben Austro, Football Zebras]. "I'm sure the league would rather the first call in history of this rule would
U Dan Ferrell blamed for calls outside his keys
Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has a complaint about a specific official he would like everyone to know about. As Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reported:
I was told by the referee — whatever judge he was — number 64 ...
Saints at Panthers | 1st quarter | 3:05 remaining | video. Panthers receiver Steve Smith scored a touchdown and was immediately plowed over by Saints safety Roman Harper. You don't need to drag out the Pythagorean theorem to see that Harper's angle on the play only has him meeting Smith