of Washington commanders After losing 20-12, they have a bone or two to pick with the officials New York Giants Sunday night football.

Needing a touchdown and a two-point conversion to send the game into overtime with a minute left in the game, the Chiefs found themselves at the Giants’ door as they scrambled from behind. Taylor Heinecke It gave them 3rd and goal at the 1 yard line.

Chiefs running back Brian Robinson appeared to score that important touchdown on the next play until it was called back due to an illegal formation penalty on wide receiver. Terry McLaurin. The Pro Bowl pass rusher didn’t quite line up to the line of scrimmage, wiping the point off the books.

However, replays that followed appeared to show McClary misaligning the linesman and correcting his position twice. The player He confirmed that after the game.

Heinecke was furious after the game. It is reported “Thumbs up to Terry, what’s up?” while saying Judge John Hussey He told a pool reporter. McClarin was supposed to line up in front of the center’s belt line, which he wasn’t, and he said the official shouldn’t normally tell a player whether he was legally seated or not.

Somehow, that might not be the worst of it.

One incomplete pass later, the Chiefs had 4th and goal from the 6-yard line. Heinecke danced in the pocket for a few seconds, then targeted a wide receiver Curtis Samuel In the end zone for a game-tying touchdown.

The pass fell incomplete after some, well, let’s just call it Giants cornerback White’s aggressive defense. Darnay Homes for now. However, upon further review, it becomes clear that Holmes was not just being cruel when he was covering for Samuel. He basically pretended to be his opponent’s bag.

Many on social media called the play a missed pass interference penalty by the referees. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, there wasn’t much the Giants could do from there other than watch the clock on their knees. Go to the place of command in the nearest playoff.

Chiefs head coach Ron Rivera was not happy with the situation after the game. Perhaps wisely, he He refused to share his thoughts with reporters. On refereeing the game:

“Don’t ask me about judging because I can’t answer that question.”

Of course, the commanders lost more than the officers; Heinecke mentioned something. The team struggled to protect him for most of the game, especially on Keivon Thibodeau’s return game. But it’s not hard to imagine that the team should have had two separate opportunities to tie the game by two points, and it’s never fun to lose.

Washington Commander wide receiver Terry McClarin (17) against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Landover, MD.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) celebrates his debut in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants.

Terry McClarin thought he had his best foot forward. This cost the commanders a huge hit on the heroes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)



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