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Biggest blown call of season may prove NFL officials are wrecking new pass interference rule

After five weeks of essentially ignoring the most controversial rule change of the offseason, NFL officials have given fans the evidence to prove a growing theory: The new pass interference challenge is failing and it’s because officials are refusing to admit a mistake.

That’s the only logical explanation coming out of the New England Patriots’ 35-14 win over the New York Giants on Thursday night, when officials missed a clear defensive pass interference call in the fourth quarter and upheld the wrong ruling after Giants coach Pat Shurmur used a coach’s challenge on the blatant mistake.