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NFL says officials erred on
KC´s missed field goal

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 12/30/2013 4:37:03 PM

The NFL says referees erred in not penalizing the San Diego Chargers for an illegal formation on a missed 41-yard field goal attempt by Ryan Succop of the Kansas City Chiefs with four seconds left in regulation on Sunday. Succop was wide right on the kick, and the Chargers went on to win 27-24 in overtime to claim the AFC´s final playoff spot. The NFL says in a statement released Monday that had the penalty been assessed by referee Bill Leavy´s crew and the ball moved up 5 yards, it would have allowed the Chiefs to attempt a 36-yard field

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From the NFL´s "Department of ´Oops´". Steelers fans: bummer.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grady, 12/30/2013 4:42:07 PM     (No. 9673233)

Since when did the Government start officiating games?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: avikingman, 12/30/2013 4:54:06 PM     (No. 9673250)

The refs do a dang good job.
But this kind of thing must be open for a review.
Or, an immediate challenge from a neutral
"overseer, ombudsman".
Too much riding on the games now ´til the end.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 12/30/2013 5:07:39 PM     (No. 9673264)

It didn´t affect the kick. With the playoffs on the line the game should be decided by the players not the officials.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/30/2013 5:35:58 PM     (No. 9673301)

These things happen. Ed Hochuli has had his fun at the expense of the Chargers. It´s unfortunate for Succop that the kick is being described as "wide right" when it missed the upright only by about 3 inches. I understand that the play could not have been challenged by the Chiefs, which seems odd since you can challenge the number of players on the field when the ball is snapped.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/30/2013 6:02:39 PM     (No. 9673340)

The infraction was not hard to see and figure out, all you have to know is the difference between 6 and 7. An official sitting up above in any such situation should be able to stop the game and confer with the referee on the field. If that had happened, a penalty called, and the ball was then moved 5 years nearer the goal line the chances that the field goal try would have been successful would have greatly improved. I agree that players other than officials should determine who wins the game. But the teams must follow the rules of football.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thewarden, 12/30/2013 6:44:22 PM     (No. 9673374)

It happens. And for every call that goes your way, another might not. I think it balances out in the end. Life and football are not fair. I think officiating has been particularly poor this year. Full disclosure--life long Charger fan.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: afortiori, 12/30/2013 8:28:01 PM     (No. 9673485)

From a Stillers fan, unfortunately for them, games at beginning of season mean as much as games at end of season. Will not blame one call for missing playoffs. Phony controversy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Winmag, 12/30/2013 8:35:59 PM     (No. 9673491)

Glad they missed the call and kept the Rooney family (Obama suck ups) out of the playoffs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blackops, 12/30/2013 8:46:44 PM     (No. 9673500)

I quit watching NFL football. It has become like filing for injunctions at Appellate Courts nearly half the plays.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/30/2013 8:50:15 PM     (No. 9673502)

God: "Let´´s see, Philip Rivers or Ben Roethlisberger? Easy choice."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pigop, 12/30/2013 11:41:17 PM     (No. 9673636)

Chargers had been on a short end of the stick when it comes to poor officiating, just ask Ed Hochuli. Refs will make mistakes, it´s part of the game. Move on.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/31/2013 10:51:22 AM     (No. 9674095)

Doesn´t matter. The Steelers blew the season when they started 0-4. Who would have been the six seed in the AFC if the Steelers, Ravens, Dolphins, and Chargers had all lost? Parity in football! Steelers are my favorite team in football, btw. My introduction to football was thru watching the Steelers in 79 and 80. Been a Steeler fan ever since.

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