The New England Patriots lost the game to the Kansas
City Chiefs, and the Patriots nation blamed referees. Well, quarterback Tom
Brady doesn’t blame officials for the 23-16 loss. When asked about the
touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver N’Keal Harry in the fourth quarter that
was negated due to an official calling the rookie out of bounds about three
yards short of the goal line, Brady provided an unexpected response.
The film showed that Harry hadn’t stepped out of
bounds, but the Patriots didn’t have a challenge flag available to throw after
challenging another touchdown that was taken away by referees on the previous
play. Referee Jerome Boger explained that the second referee was unable to see
the play because he was blocked by defenders.
According to Brady, this doesn’t happen very often, but it sure happened this time. The Patriots had a chance, and TB12 wanted his team to score.
doesn’t happen very often,” Brady said. “It happened. We still had a
chance, and wish we could have scored there at the end.”
The rookie receiver retweeted a few videos of the play
and shared two photos that show him keeping his feet in bounds. “The show goes on,”
Harry wrote in a tweet.
The loss to Kansas City removed New England from contention for the No. 1 seed in the AFC, although the team is in first place in the AFC East. The Cincinnati Bengals are next on the list.
Another bad call
When it comes to Cincinnati, the Patriots may have to
deal with a big problem at the moment. The Bengals complained about the
Patriots production man who was recording during their game against the
Cleveland Browns. The league is opening an investigation in the case, and officials
are checking out the video to see if the cameraman had something else planned.
Head coach Bill Belichick says his team has nothing to
do with the video. He wasn’t going to use the video, and players are in no way
related to the production department. Let’s see how will the organization handle
this problem. They didn’t do anything wrong, but the NFL has to see what really
New England has three more games – two home games and
one home game. Will they make the Super Bowl this season?