If they had given the Pats a shot I was ready to go nuclear because that pass interference or holding really wasn't all that different than what happened to Crabtree. Both players were held and the ball was said to be uncatchable. The only difference in a flag was actually throw for one and not the other. I'm just really getting sick of the NFL's poor officiating and over-control of game play through penalties. Did Brooks really deserve a penalty for the hit on Brees? He was tackling him like he would any other quarterback. So now all a qb has to do is slip down when being hit so the defender contacts their head and neck. Brooks is right. The game is being watered down and slanted so heavily in favor of the offense that it really isn't much of a level playing field anymore? Take pass interference for example. For offensive, its a 10 yard penalty. For the defense its spot of the the foul. To me, that is really messed up.