This all would be fine and normal IF the replay showed enough "irrefutable evidence" to overturn the call. Even as a Pats fan, I have to admit, I don't know what they saw on replay that made it so definitive. The fact that it was called a catch, and a TD, on the field, makes it hard to overturn that. I don't know.
Not complaining mind you... and I don't think the Patriots would have lost this game if the TD had stood. But, if I'm being objective, the issue isn't the call, the issue is that they seemed to overturn it on shaky visual evidence.