Once again, Bruce Irvin knows the way to Raiders fans hearts. Following the Patriots come-from-behind win over the Jaguars Sunday in New England, he brought the fire.
There was this clip of an official walking up to Tom Brady after the game was over and congratulating him.
First guy to congratulate Brady? Number 34. What a teammate! pic.twitter.com/azXq3qgN43— OurState_CSU (@OurStateCSU) January 21, 2018
Irvin quote tweeted it, adding “That’s that meet me in the locker room for the payment tap”
That’s that meet me in the locker room for the payment tap ♂️ https://t.co/6mjTzm8QJS— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) January 21, 2018
Gotta love Irvin.
He has a point. And the Patriots have a history of getting favorable officiating. Take this interesting tidbut.
The Patriots were called for 1 penalty against the Jaguars— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 21, 2018
It is the fewest penalties called on one team in a playoff game since the 2011 AFC Championship... when the Patriots were called for 1 penalty in a win over the Ravens
Irvin himself was on the losing side of a Patriots Super Bowl win*. The year after his Seahawks team took out the Broncos to win the Super Bowl, they would return to the big game only to lose 28-24 to the Patriots. That’s the game in which the Seahawks opted not to hand the ball to Marshawn Lynch on second and goal at the one yard line and it was intercepted by Malcolm Butler to end it.
The Raiders were on the receiving end of one of the worst calls in playoff history — the infamous Tuck Rule — that started the Patriots dynasty back in 2001. 17 years later, it’s long past tiresome.