SI Cover Photo of Brock Osweiler Shows Another Missed Call From Pats-Broncos Game (Pic)

To say that the officiating in the NFL has been a little suspect this season would be one of the biggest understatements ever.  It’s been downright awful, as referees continue to get called out for blowing or missing several calls on a weekly basis.  In fact, things have gotten so bad that these blown calls are actually starting to unintentionally seep their way into Sports Illustrated’s cover photos.

Take this week’s SI cover image, for instance.  In it, we see Brock Osweiler throwing a pass down the field during Sunday night’s match-up between the Patriots and the Broncos.  However, take a look at what’s going on in the background.  You’ll notice a blatant hold by a Broncos’ offensive lineman on the Pats’ Dominique Easley.

Was a flag thrown on the play?  Probably not.  Should one have been?  Most definitely.

Take a look:

Did this no-call impact the final outcome of the game? I guess we’ll never know.

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