Daniel Jones practically led a game-tying drive within the Giants’ “Monday Evening Soccer” recreation in opposition to the Buccaneers. New York missed on a 2-point conversion try after the officiating crew picked up a flag for cross interference ultimately zone.

The Giants trailed by eight factors with 3:41 remaining and no timeouts. Jones responded with a number of essential performs, together with a pair of fourth-down conversions, which arrange a 19-yard landing cross to Golden Tate with 28 seconds left to play. That gave the Giants their likelihood to tie.

Jones, nevertheless, could not join on his last throw, which was meant for Dion Lewis. He was a hair late and the ball hit the arm of Tampa Bay rookie defensive again Antoine Winfield Jr., who raced from the center of the sector to interrupt up the cross. But it surely seemed as if Jones may get one other likelihood as a flag was thrown late. It was undoubtedly a detailed name; Winfield appeared to reach proper because the ball did.

After the officers bought collectively to debate the play, they dominated that there was no interference, successfully sealing a 25-23 victory for Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.

“The ball hit Antoine within the again. To me, there was no cross interference,” Bucs head coach Bruce Arians stated after the sport. “I assumed it was name (to choose up the flag). I do not know why it took so lengthy. He had his palms out, there was no contact, the ball hit him within the again.”

“It was an important play,” Brady stated. “I feel he sensed the ball was coming and put his arm out. The ball hit him within the arm. It was a game-saving play for us.”

Giants head coach Joe Decide clearly wasn’t fairly as pleased with the decision.

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Jones stated he was “shocked” when the flag was picked up. 

Reactions on social media have been about as calm and rational as one would count on.