Landon Collins on officials: Felt like we were playing two teams

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The Giants lost to the Panthers 33-31 on Sunday, but the result would have been different without a pair of calls by the officials on the last two drives of the game.

On the final drive, running back Christian McCaffrey was ruled to have gotten a first down on a third down run and that allowed the Panthers to stop the clock before Graham Gano‘s game-winning 63-yard field goal. There was no call for a booth review of a spot that the Giants felt was short and the team had no timeout to use in order to give time for one to take place.

Carolina’s previous possession saw Giants safety Landon Collins flagged for unnecessary roughness after making contact with wide receiver Devin Funchess. Collins dove to try to intercept the pass and made contact with the ball before hitting Funches,s but that didn’t stop the flag from flying.

“I hit the ball first,” Collins said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. “That’s all I remember, hitting the ball and somebody hit me in the back. I thought it was my player hitting me in the back, I look down, and it was [wide receiver Devin Funchess]. But I went for the ball, my eyes were on the ball, didn’t see the opposing player there. I don’t know what kind of call that was. That’s how they saw it. The call was bad. A bad call. Second week in a row we’ve gotten bad calls like that.”

Collins said it felt “like you’re playing against two teams out there” while defensive tackle Damon Harrison said the NFL has explaining to do after the Giants had “a win stolen” from them.

21 responses to “Landon Collins on officials: Felt like we were playing two teams

  1. The defense has just as much right to try to catch the ball as the receiver. Officiating is getting worse, not better.

  2. Just when you think NFL officiating couldn’t get any worse, another weekend of games comes around. I was just shaking my head as the Panthers were given a first down without a measurement. The flag on Collins, just a joke but unfortunately happens week after week.
    What happened to this once great sport?

  3. He got called for a personal foul because he was making a play on the ball, was in front of the receiver, deflected the pass, but collided with the receiver’s helmet (who was behind him) – thus he’s the guilty one for the penalty.

    I don’t even watch the games anymore, just the highlights.

  4. While those calls were horrible and the Giants were Robbed, still doesn’t explain how you throw to picks in a row or aren’t aware of where the ball is on a punt return….Cmoooooon Maaaan

  5. orivar says:
    October 7, 2018 at 8:01 pm
    He got called for a personal foul because he was making a play on the ball, was in front of the receiver, deflected the pass, but collided with the receiver’s helmet (who was behind him) – thus he’s the guilty one for the penalty.

    I don’t even watch the games anymore, just the highlights.

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    Think you might want to brush up on the rule book when it comes to receivers and defensive backs going to the ball. Your explanation is incorrect.

  6. The Giants have been getting hometown calls for years whenever they play in the Meadowlands so they’re the last team that should be arguing about the refs.

  7. Michael Philliphs says:
    October 7, 2018 at 8:25 pm
    The Giants have been getting hometown calls for years whenever they play in the Meadowlands so they’re the last team that should be arguing about the refs.
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    Nonsense. And those 2 calls were atrocious. They should allow Park Ave. to call down to the field when bogus penalties are called.

  8. Keep complaining about the officiating. It’s not going to change! Don’t like it? Quit and find another job!

  9. This New York Nightmara Family Crime Syndicate team is proving that coaching is not the problem – the team is filled with lazy, underwhelming jerks.

  10. Can someone explain to me how the Giants got a bad challange and three timeouts more in the first half.

  11. doctorpancake says:
    October 7, 2018 at 10:27 pm
    Maybe the Giants should have played better if they wanted to win. What a novel concept.
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    They outplayed the Panthers.

    Keep your trap shut if you didn’t actually watch games.

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