NFL enthusiasts and analysts have voiced their frustration regarding a pivotal missed pass interference call in the recent clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers.
The contentious incident unfolded in Week 13 with just 43 seconds remaining in the game, the Packers leading 27-19.
On 2nd and 10, the Chiefs had possession on their 33-yard line, and wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling embarked on a post route in an attempt to secure the football.
Carrington Valentine, the Packers cornerback, pursued Valdes-Scantling downfield.
This play was not called for pass interference for the Chiefs late in the game vs. the Packers 👀pic.twitter.com/C8XIRUqu0N— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) December 4, 2023
Valentine endeavored to bat the ball down behind Valdes-Scantling as they approached the nine-yard line.
However, the defensive back made unmistakable contact with Valdes-Scantling after his attempt, causing the latter to lose balance and fall to the Lambeau Field grass.
Surprisingly, no flag was thrown by the official.
No pass interference, such BS! pic.twitter.com/N7ElyjhLmq— Chiefs Kingdom Memes – CKM (@kcchiefsmmz) December 4, 2023
The social media sphere erupted with reactions from NFL fans and pundits following the blatant pass interference that went unnoticed.
Disgruntled Twitter users shared their opinions, with @BillSimmons stating, “So much for the theory that the Chiefs get all the calls,” and @Eric_Smith adding, “Green Bay can’t complain now. That was 100% pass interference.”
@mellym83 observed, “This last drive has so many officiating mistakes,” and @JeffAllen71 commented, “These refs are horrible both ways.”
The missed pass interference call proved costly for the Chiefs in the final moments of the game.
Had the call been made, they would have gained 15 yards and a fresh set of downs near midfield.
This would have provided two-time NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes with ample time to attempt a deep touchdown pass.
Unfortunately, the Chiefs suffered their third loss in the last five games, dropping to an 8-4 record as they head into Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who had previously made headlines for dropping a potential game-winning 51-yard touchdown catch in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles, found himself at the center of controversy once again.
Adding to the Chiefs’ woes, inside linebacker Drue Tranquill exited the game with a potential concussion.
As the Chiefs look to rebound against the struggling Bills in the upcoming week, fans hope for a fair and controversy-free matchup.