Ref In Bills-Chiefs Game Explains Penalty: “He Was So Offsides, He Was Blocking Officials View Of Ball”

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The Kansas City Chiefs lost the to the Buffalo Bills, 20-17 on Sunday in what many in Kansas City are calling a “controversial” game.

The Chiefs had a chance to tie or take the lead late in the 4th quarter, but the Chiefs were crushed by an offsides penalty on wide receiver Kadarius Toney on what would’ve been an awesome go-ahead touchdown, thanks to a brilliant lateral from Travis Kelce.

Both Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid voiced their displeasure in the their postgame press conferences despite the fact that replay showed Kadarius Toney to be clearly offsides.

The referee from the game, Carl Cheffers, doubled down on the penalty and explained why called the flag on Toney:

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“If it’s egregious enough, it would be beyond a warning. So really regardless of whether or not he was warned at other times during the day, if it was an egregious alignment to where he was over the ball — whether he had warnings or not — it would still be a foul.”

The Chiefs fell to 8-5 on the season with the Sunday afternoon loss to the Bills, who improved to 7-6 on the season with the win. It’s becoming increasingly likely that we could get another Chiefs-Bills playoff game.