In the 4th quarter, there was a deep pass to Braylon Edwards. He dove for the ball but wasn't able to come down with it across the goal line.
Then, a flag comes out. Pass interference on Will Allen. I checked the defintion of interference:
And then watched the play a couple of more times. The screen shot shows the extent of the contact between Allen and Edwards; they both have their arms out and they each did what amounts to a "hand check" on each other.
Edwards had both hands on the ball as he came down. He certainly had a "fair chance" to make the catch. And it did not appear that Allen made much contact. So, the call was garbage.
The interference call was 49 yards and gave the Jets a first down on the 1; after they got out of a 3rd and long near midfield.
I think the rule needs to be tweaked. Maybe something like its always a 15 yard penalty, unless there is clear evidence that the defensive back impeded the reception - like holding the arms or knocking the guy down. You have to eliminate these types of calls....