But it was indeed a premature whistle blow during the Monday Night Football game that almost derailed the Patriots unbeaten streak before they managed a 20-13 win over the Bills.
Early in the third quarter, Danny Amendola caught a 14-yard pass from Tom Brady and was about to take off with an open field in front of him. But before Amendola could make his way down field, an official blew the play dead. It would later be announced as an "inadvertent whistle."
It was unclear why the whistle was blown, as no flag was thrown as Brady and Amendola were both well in bounds.
The confusion had fans, players and coaches in a frenzy.
In the end the Patriots were given the ball at their own 45-yard line where Amendola made the catch and then received another 15 yards due to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty assessed to the Bills as coach Rex Ryan had stepped on the out of bounds line.
And is anyone sure vengeful commish Roger Goodell wasn't hiding out in the stands with a whistle in his mouth last Night?
But, more importantly, that play cost me 12.9 points and a win in my fantasy league.
That really blows.