The NFL Thread Nov 13, 2012 13:17:15 GMT -8
Post by wonk on Nov 13, 2012 13:17:15 GMT -8
Not every bad call went against the Chiefs. The first bad call of the night was a phantom holding call against Pittsburgh that negated a 7 yard gain on first down. The announcers never questioned the call, and they never showed a reply, but I re-watched the play 12 times, and there was no holding on the guy they called it on, or any other player. Then they added a 15 yard penalty on top of the bad holding call for "cursing an official." That rule is new to me, and should have been used every other down when the replacements were around. Pittsburgh went from 2nd & 3 at the 30 yard line to 1st & 29 at their 5. The next play was a fumble and the Chiefs had first and goal. I know the refs didn't cause the fumble, but that holding call (plus ref curse) had a huge impact on the game.
There was a holding call on the Chiefs which negated a TD. It wasn't an obvious hold, it didn't have to be called, but it was by definition a hold. The crowd sure didn't like it.
Agreed with Chud, the most unfortunate call was when the Steelers QB clearly threw an incomplete pass on third down, but the refs let the Chiefs pick up the ball and return it for a TD. Then they got a 15 yard team celebration penalty. After reviewing the play, it was obvious it was an incomplete pass, so they reversed the TD, and the Steelers got a first down because of the team celebration penalty. It was really bad the call on the field wasn't initially an incomplete pass, but that's really the Chiefs fault for the group celebration.
By the way, what even constitutes a group celebration? I thought it was more than one person, yet I saw two Chiefs lineman doing a choreographed dance after sacking the QB which included them dancing and kicking each others feet. That's not a group celebration?
There were a few questionable calls near the end of the game, but nothing I thought was too horrid. This game wasn't the reason I mentioned the refs being so shitty lately, it seems to be happening in every game I've watched the last two weeks.