Refs Add Insult To Injury?

Dave JohnsonContributor IOctober 18, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 18:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on October 18, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Giants 48-27.   (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The Giants messed up today. I don't dispute that. Nevertheless, my friends act as though I'm stupid and ignoring my team's errors when I say this: the refs made it much worse than it actually was.

Twice they gave it to the Saints in the red zone when they shouldn't have (phantom pass interference and the should-have-been-a-fumble against Shamble when he recovered Eli's fumble). The phantom holding call against O'Hara. The no-call for holding against the Saints when Bradshaw tried to stretch it to the outside.

Is it just me, or do the refs seem to exaggerate Giants losses?