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Jets HC Todd Bowles rips refs after heartbreaking loss to Packers

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The New York Jets suffered yet another loss on Sunday, as they fell prey in overtime to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at home to the tune of a 44-38 score. The defeat was obviously a hard pill to swallow for the Jets, and it was made even more unacceptable by the way the referees called the game – at least if you ask New York head coach Todd Bowles, who lambasted the officials and their quality of work during his turn in the postgame conference, per Andy Vasquez of USA TODAY Sports.

“We can’t play two teams,” Bowles said. “It was one of those games. I haven’t seen one like that in my 18, 19 years in the league. … I thought we were playing two teams — I thought we were playing the Packers and the striped shirts.”

The numbers back up Bowles’ bitterness. For one, the Jets got called for 16 penalties for a loss of 172 yards. That’s way more than the Packers’ total of 10 penalties for a loss of only 86 yards.

Bowles’ outburst will likely burn a hole in his pocket, though, he doesn’t seem concerned about the possibility of the NFL financially penalizing him for that.

“That’s how bad it was,” Bowles said. “I’m sure I’m getting fined already, so I care not to even say anymore. But something’s got to be done about that. That’s ridiculous.”

The Jets, who are 4-11 through the first 16 weeks of the season, will look to bounce back in their season finale, though, that’s going to be easier said than done, as they have a road date with the New England Patriots in Foxboro next Sunday.

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