Originally Posted by antipop
scoreboard errors are pretty common at the Superdome....i think this is a major reach
Yes. It was a confusing situation after the first down play. It was 2nd and a short one and it included a fumble out of bounds that needed to be respotted. It's pretty obvious that the scoreboard operator just messed up. If this was somehow malicious and Belichick actually had the scoreboard operator prepared for this situation then he is simply the greatest evil genius on the face of the planet.
That said, they brought it on themselves after 2007 and any time something happens where someone can accuse them of cheating they will. No matter how ridiculous is it.