Twitter Enraged By Questionable Calls In Patriots\' Favor

a group of football players© Maddie Meyer / Getty Images Sport / Getty Stop us if you've heard this before, but the NFL world isn't happy about the perceived preferential treatment for the New England Patriots by the referees.

First, Titans wide receiver Eric Decker was hit with a questionable offensive pass interference penalty that wiped away a third-down conversion and forced Tennessee to punt. The Patriots took the lead on the ensuing drive.

Later, the officials changed an offsides penalty against the Patriots on a fourth-down punt to a neutral zone infraction against the Titans, giving New England a first down. Again, the Patriots took advantage of their good fortune and engineered a scoring drive.

Twitter wasn't impressed by the performance of the referees:

“The ruling on the field is it’s the Patriots. First down.”

— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) January 14, 2018

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— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) January 14, 2018

This is out of control.

— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 14, 2018

The Patriots would probably be up regardless, but the officiating in Foxboro has been absolutely embarrassing.

— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 14, 2018

That's twice now a suspect call has gone against the #Titans (and for the #Patriots) and CBS' Tony Romo says, "I don't like that."

— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) January 14, 2018

Hard enough to go to Foxborough to play the Patriots. Playing the refs too might be too much!

— Michael Roos (@MichaelRoos) January 14, 2018

Lol . Foxborough in Jan #typical

— ROBERT MATHIS The1st (@RobertMathis98) January 14, 2018

the titans are getting jobbed and outplayed.

💃🏻 both 🕺🏻 things 💃🏻 are 🕺🏻 true

— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) January 14, 2018

Wait a second..How and what the? Pats keep the ball after an overturned false start The Titans could have had possession on the plus side of the 50. This could really loom big

— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) January 14, 2018

*Titans accidentally blink while on the field *

Refs: FLAG ON THE PLAY pic.twitter.com/8b445uaeTr

— Tony X. (@soIoucity) January 14, 2018

Dude, at some point this just gets ridiculous. Every call

— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) January 14, 2018

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Escaping the heat

Minnesota's Kyle Rudolph (82) runs with the ball against New Orleans on Jan. 14.
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Tipping the pass

Joe Haden of the Pittsburgh Steelers tips a pass intended for Marqise Lee of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on Jan. 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh.

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Diving to score

Leonard Fournette of the Jacksonville Jaguars dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field on Jan. 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh.

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Taking down 'Big Ben'

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is sacked by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus during the first half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh on Jan. 14, 2018.

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Hanging onto it

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers comes down with a pass after being tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith during the first half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh on Jan. 14, 2018.

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Narrow escape

James White of the Patriots avoids the Titans' Kevin Byard on his way into the end zone for a touchdown during New England's 35-14, AFC divisional playoff victory on Jan. 13 in Foxborough, Mass. 

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Titan talk

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady jaws with Titans linebacker Erik Walden during action on Jan. 13.
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Fast and furious

The Titans' Corey Davis fends off Malcolm Butler of the Patriots to catch a touchdown pass on Jan. 13.
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Dwelling on the Falcon's misfortune

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Pinned down

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I'll take that!

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Let it fly

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Diving pick

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Hanging on

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Takedown

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Tête-à-tête

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Broken pass

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Falcons fly past Rams

Julio Jones  of the Falcons makes a touchdown catch in front of strong safety John Johnson of the Rams on Jan. 6 in Los Angeles, Calif. The Falcons won 26-13.

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Making it count

Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs past Chiefs defensive back Ron Parker for a 35-yard touchdown run on Jan. 6 in Kansas City, Mo. Tennessee won 22-21.
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No way through

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is sacked by Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) and linebacker Brian Orakpo (98) on Jan. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.
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In action

Tight end Travis Kelce, left, of the Chiefs catches a pass in the endzone for a touchdown as inside linebacker Avery Williamson of the Titans defends on Jan. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.
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Down and out

Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson (25) is tackled by the Chiefs' Kevin Pierre-Louis (57) on a punt return on Jan. 6 in Kansas City, Mo. 
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On top of the game

Titans running back Derrick Henry, centre, carries the ball over Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson, bottom left, and Titans tight end Luke Stocker, bottom right, on Jan. 6 in Kansas City, Mo.

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