All in all...refs seemed to make the right call (I am super biased of course) but if the rule states that it can't be PI if the ball is intercepted, then that's what happened. THe ball was out of Brady's hand before Luke made that contact. Panthers got lucky because I could easily see the Pats (esp. Brady/Gronk) getting that call. In fact, it kind of blows my mind that they didn't. Even so, the refs did all they could to bolster the Pats. Just not getting this one call really isn't a terrible injustice.
Let's not forget that Cam led his team on a game winning drive that ended with 1 minute left in the game. Too bad that's not the story ESPN wanted to talk about. If that same play had happened to Cam/Olsen and the refs picked up the flag, only Stuart Scott would have cared. Dilfer and Young would have been all up Brady's butthole with praise and you wouldn't have seen them complain. They would have been touting the rule and Gerry Austin wouldn't even have been brought in to do commentary.
Of course ESPN is like homer nation Pats fans. THey are in Conn. after all. You might say that the Patriots are the official NFL team of ESPN.
It was a huge, impressive win for Carolina and that doesn't sit well with the Tom Brady fan club. Perhaps fortune smiled on us on that last play, but in the end, no matter the circumstance, we scored more points than them and a win is a win.
It will be interesting to see if they withhold credit from us for our position in the playoff picture. We have beaten SF and NE in back to back weeks (after they were coming off bye weeks) and are for real one of the top 3 teams in the NFC.