The Jaguars clearly felt as though they were given the short end of the stick when it came to the officiating on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
Jacksonville ended up having six accepted penalties for 98 yards while the Patriots had one penalty called against them -- a Marquis Flowers hold on a kick return -- for 10 yards.
The feeling the Patriots locker room after the game was that Clete Blakeman's crew erred on the side of not officiating too aggressively. But the Jaguars felt as though there was something else at play.
"I was pissed because I seen [Danny] Amendola head-butt the hell out of [Tashaun Gipson] in front of the ref and you all don't call nothing?" cornerback A.J. Bouye said, per ESPN. "It don't make no sense man; it's a lot of stuff that don't make no sense. I have a lot of respect for these people in this locker room. They kept fighting, we all kept fighting. We knew there was stuff we couldn't control, and we kept it close."
Bouye was flagged for a pass-interference penalty on Brandin Cooks that gave the Patriots 32 yards late in the second quarter and helped set up James White's score just before the break. Cooks also drew a 36-yard pass-interference call on Jalen Ramsey in the fourth quarter.
"I just got to watch the tape," Bouye said. "I need to go look at the rulebook on [pass interference penalties], because you're telling me the receiver can have his hands on me the whole way down the field, but if I look for the ball and try to protect myself from being pushed, it's a flag?
"Like I said, I just have to be better. I can't put my team in that situation. It's a flag, I got to own up to it, find a way to get better at it."
Myles Jack was asked about the penalty numbers, and replied, "Interesting. My thoughts on that is . . . yeah, that's kind of self-explanatory. I didn't know that.
"I'll just say that's self-explanatory. Interesting. That's all I'm going to say."