Another NFL game, another questionable penalty call by the referee’s staff.
Just a day after criticizing the judges in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 21-15 win over the Atlanta Falcons Punishment of Case Grady Jarrett on Tom BradySimilar questions were asked after the Kansas City Chiefs’ dramatic 30-29 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Late in the first half, Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones sacked Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, and he tackled Carr and landed on him while also stripping the ball from him.
Although it looked like a clean sack, head referee Karl Chivers threw his flag and punished Jones for harassing passers-by to the astonishment of fans at Arrowhead Stadium and everyone watching at home.
“Quarterback in the pocket and is in passing mode,” Chivers explained In the post-games pool report. “He gets complete protection on all sides of what we give a quarterback in a passing position. So, when it was handled, my verdict was that the defender fell on him with full weight. The quarterback is protected from being exposed to full body weight. My judgment was eliminating the passerby for that reason.” .
When asked if the ball that came out of Carr’s hands changes the penalty kick, Chevers He said: “No, because he still gets a passing protection so he can fend for himself.
“So with him being in a passing position and actually trying to pass him, he will get full protection until the time he can actually protect himself. The fact that the ball went out and the defense got it back later is not relevant in terms of the protection that the midfielder gets.”
Jones said after the match that he believes those penalties should be reviewed.
“It happened so quickly,” Jones He said. “You know, it kind of looked like that at first, but when you actually look at it through the video and slow it down, you see I kind of recovered.
And the referee may have just seen a huge 300-pound man landing on him [Carr] And I got it. I’m not saying that the referee is wrong, I’m just saying that these situations can affect the game in a big way, especially in the qualifiers, such critical situations, which are a game-changing game, can affect the whole match. Sorry for my language, but we just have to take the lead as my turn and see what we can do better.”
The penalty kick allowed the changers to continue their run, and ended with a Daniel Carlsen field goal as they extended their lead to 20-7 before halftime.
The evening did not end well for Las Vegas, as they blew a 17th lead against their division rival as they suffered their fourth defeat of the season.
After what was a frustrating evening for the Raiders, one of the reception stars, Davante Adams, was filmed leaving the stadium, something he later apologized for.
After the match, Adams – who joined the Raiders in the off-season after being traded from the Packers – addressed the incident when he spoke to the media.
“Before I say anything, I want to apologize to the guy who ran off the field and ran and jumped in front of me,” Adams He said.
“I went off the field and hit him and pushed him. I think he ended up on the floor so I want to say sorry to him because that was just frustration mixed up with him running in front of me and I didn’t have to respond that way and that’s what I responded to at first. I want to apologize to him for that “.
Adams himself had another excellent evening on the field, finishing with 124 receiving yards, two touchdowns and multiple interference calls against Kansas City while torturing the defensive linebacker.
But, despite a 17-0 lead in the second quarter, when you face Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, there is no safe progression.
Mahomes threw four touchdowns—all at the close end of Travis Kelsey—as Kansas City made an impressive comeback and demonstrated their potential Super Bowl credentials.
Kelsey finished with an exceptional stat streak, with seven catches, 25 receiving yards and 24 points with four touchdowns—a career-high for a touchdown for the 33-year-old.
“I just worked for these guys and ran tonight,” Kelsey said. Lisa Salters from ESPN after the game. “That’s all I did for him [Chiefs] kingdom. They showed up, they showed up on Monday night, knowing everyone had a job tomorrow and they were here loud and proud.”