During the 2nd quarter of Colts-Patriots on Thursday night, the Pats capped off a scoring drive catalyzed by a roughing the passer penalty on Indianapolis LB Najee Goode for touching Tom Brady’s helmet.
Andrew Luck gets dogpiled by two Patriots defensemen … no penalty
Tom Brady gets a glancing noogie … FLAG!!! PENALTY!!! MURDER!!!pic.twitter.com/TGiTj6hRr9
— 🆃🆁🅾🆈 🅷🆄🅶🅷🅴🆂 ™️ (@TommySledge) October 5, 2018
Now on any other day this may be a fair penalty for contacting the QB’s head area.
That’s hard to argue considering the Patriots somehow escaped a roughing the passer penalty of their own after landing on Andrew Luck with full bodyweight a few minutes before during the same game.