Owner Ralph Wilson was as incensed as anyone in the Buffalo Bills' locker room after Sunday's game.
"That's the kind of officiating we've got -- it is the worst," Wilson said after the Bills' 25-21 loss to New England.
Wilson said he predicted the pass interference call to his daughter, Linda, on the play before the Patriots' touchdown.
"I said, 'He's going to throw a Hail Mary and we're going to get called for pass interference,' " Wilson said. "I wish I could call the stock market like that."
Asked why he had the bad premonition, Wilson said, "Because I've seen it all across the league this year.
"I don't know what can be done," Wilson said, referring to the officiating.
"C'mon. If it's pass interference, somebody's got to grab the guy or throw him around."
Linebacker Gabe Northern was irate about the Hail Mary play because he thought he was hauled down by Patriots tight end Ben Coates in the backfield. Northern was rushing the passer on the play, and replays seemed to support his contention.
"I was getting mugged by Ben Coates, and nobody saw that," Northern said. "Never in my life have I seen anything like that. Something needs to happen. . . . I thought we earned it and we had it ripped from us."
The Bills benefited from four Patriots penalties on their drive to the go-ahead TD in the fourth quarter.
On third and 16 from their own 27, Pats corner Ty Law was called for defensive holding against Eric Moulds, giving the Bills a first down. On third and 4 from the 38, Tebucky Jones was called for grabbing the face mask of Thurman Thomas at the line of scrimmage, a 5-yard penalty. On first and 10 from the Pats' 25, New England was penalized for illegal substitution. After a Ruben Brown penalty, on second and 9 from the Pats' 24, Steve Israel was penalized 19 yards for pass interference on Andre Reed.
"That guy was illegal chucking all game," Reed said. "They finally called one of 'em."
Reed's take on the officiating: "Jerry Seeman (NFL director of officials) needs to get all these guys together and say, 'You, you, you and you need to go back to school.' . . . Garbage. I've been around this game for 14 years. That was the worst."
The Bills had a chance to kill the clock with 2:24 to go on a third-and-9 situation from their 49. With five wide receivers in the formation, Flutie took a shotgun snap and ran for 2 yards. Flutie, who suffered his first loss in 11 Foxboro starts, said a pass was called but he changed to a quarterback draw.
"I checked to it," he said. "I had to hit a crease. If I had been just a little more deliberate I could have hit a crease backside."
The 84-yard TD pass from Flutie to Moulds in the third quarter was the longest for both in the NFL.
Moulds finished with a career high 177 receiving yards on eight catches.
Marlo Perry started at left inside linebacker in place of Joe Cummings, who missed some practice last week with a sprained ankle.
The Patriots were without two starting offensive linemen -- left guard Heath Irwin and right tackle Zefross Moss. Damon Denson and Max Lane took their spots, respectively. . . . Inactive for the Bills were Manny Martin, Pooh Bear Williams, John Holecek, Victor Allotey, Marcus Spriggs, Duane Young and Sean Moran. . . . The Bills are 36-41-1 all-time against the Pats. New England has won seven of the last nine and four straight in Foxboro.