Kansas City Chiefs: Officials Made Costly Error on Missed Field Goal [Updated]


Can you see it?

San Diego lined-up too many men on one side of the line of scrimmage during Ryan Succop’s missed field goal attempt at the end of the game on Sunday. A new NFL rule this season limits teams to putting six men or less on one side of the center on the line of scrimmage. The Chargers had seven.

The no-call led to overtime, where the Chargers were able to come away with a 27-24 victory.

Tweets from former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira suggest KC was screwed out of a second kick.

 

Yikes.

The non-call was huge on a bunch of different levels. For one, it cost Succop the chance of redeeming himself by attempting a 36-yard field goal at the end of regulation. One would think he mostly likely would have made the second attempt. Additionally, should Succop have made the winning field goal, it would have sent the Pittsburgh Steelers to the playoffs instead of San Diego. How angry must Todd Haley be now?

UPDATE:

The NFL has made it official and admitted the mistake. I’m sure this apology soothes Steelers fans’ pain.

 

 

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