From the NFL Rules per NFL.com...
Hands cannot be thrust forward above the frame to contact an opponent on the neck, face or head.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem the holding was captured on film, though a picture on the Rams official web site comes close. It baffles me that a guys use illegal tactics against Little yet it goes uncalled, meanwhile we get flagged for two very questionable offsides penalties.
Obviously officiating didn't cost us this game, because the 'Hawks had a horrible call go against them on Furrey's INT and they pulled together and kept it from really hurting them. So that's not what I'm trying to say.
But why does it seem like we're having this same discussion about officials every week at one place or another (board, chat, etc etc)? Isn't there some kind of tidbit out there that said Little didn't draw one holding penalty all of last year? It really amazes me.