Do NFL officials call games differently in the playoffs? It's sure seemed that way to me during the postseason, especially when watching the Patriots/Colts game, where New England was able to completely shut down Indy's receivers with some aggressive coverage. Turns out, I'm not the only one who was thinking this. King Kaufman over at Salon has a good column including interviews with some former NFL officials. They agree that things are traditionally called more loosely in the postseason, and that even by that standard, things have been pretty lenient this year.

AuthorMark McClusky