The Cincinnati Bengals are headed to the Super Bowl after an incredible come-from-behind win over the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-24 in overtime.
The win, however, did not come without some controversy, as officials may have missed a late fumble on the final drive of overtime that could have flipped the game.
With the game tied at 24-24 in overtime, Joe Mixon ran the ball 13-yards to get o the Chiefs 12-yard line. The run made a game-winning field goal nearly a guarantee, as the Bengals kicked the game-winner three plays later.
But on Mixon’s run, he may have actually fumbled the ball. He fought his way through an arm tackle, but seemed to trip and go down on his own. As he was on the ground thinking the play was over, he dropped the ball and stood up to celebrate. He was never touched after hitting the turf.
Chiefs cornerback L’Jarius Sneed quickly picked the ball up, but officials had blown the play dead. If Mixon had tripped and fallen by himself and not been touched, that should have been a fumble and a live ball.
Check out the run and pay attention to the end of the play:
Andy Reid called a timeout after the play and wanted to challenge but the officials declined the request as all reviews must come from the booth in overtime.
The Chiefs ended up losing the game and the Bengals advance to the Super Bowl.