Giants head coach Joe Judge was unhappy when an initial cross-blocking flag was called against the Buccaneers in the Giants’ last two-point conversion attempt was picked up.
The judge said after the match that the back judge Nate Jones threw a flag to intervene correctly and should not have been beaten by his fellow officials.
“I think Nate got it right when he threw the flag,” said Judge, via Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com. “So I’m not sure why it was chosen. We had a pretty good look, I know they can’t use Jumbotron as a replay. We also have a pretty good look at that, but you know, for the first time I thought Nate got it right. I think, normally, your first instinct is right. So that’s all I’m going to say about running. . . . I think our boys played hard. We must put ourselves in a position where we can be successful and not factor third parties. It’s hard enough to beat the Bucs. “
Although the Buccaneers defensive defender Antoine Winfield Jr was initially flagged for a collision with the running Giant Dion Lewis immediately before the two-point conversion pass to Lewis, officials gathered and ruled that Winfield was touching the ball at the same time as touching Lewis, meaning no interference. It was a close call, and one that didn’t match the Judge.