NFL Officials Get Two Calls Wrong in Chiefs Loss to Chargers

Dec 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) carries the ball in overtime during the Chargers 27-24 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Liu-USA TODAY Sports

According to former Vice President of NFL Officiating, Mike Pereira, the officials botched two crucial calls in the game which ended up with the Chiefs dropping a heartbreaking loss to the San Diego Chargers.

While the Chiefs had nothing on the line but pride, the Chargers were playing for their post season ticket. The Chiefs rested all but two of their starters, and the Chargers starting line-up struggled against them most of the game. For a game to be decided by the officials is a travesty.

I’ve said before that championship teams have to find a way to win despite bad officiating. I stick by that statement. However, there were two bad non-calls today that should be addressed. Thankfully, somebody who used to do it for a living has brought it light for us.

 

Those two tweets cover the fumble that wasn’t in overtime that should have ended the game with a win for the Chiefs. The pile was clearly moving forward when the ball came out. However, because the linesman blew the play dead, it was non-reviewable. The second call, I didn’t even realize had happened.

 

There it is, Addicts. From the mouth of the guy who gets paid to look at this stuff. Two bad calls that should have given the Chiefs a win, but cost them a loss. This is huge, not for the Chiefs because as I said the game was meaningless in terms of the team’s seat at the playoff table, but it put the Pittsburgh Steelers out of the playoffs and the Chargers in.

Interesting. Very interesting indeed.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Justin R Groth

    man i was pissed when they didn’t review that play… I didn’t hear any whistle until gray scored

    • Stacy D. Smith

      I don’t think it was reviewable.

      • Jason Seibel

        It wasn’t because forward progress isn’t reviewable. It was a bad call because his forward progress wasn’t stopped.

        • Stacy D. Smith

          Or maybe it was. In which case, he was stopped shy of the first-down marker. It’s one or the other.

          • Jason Seibel

            Well, as Mike said, it was a bad call. That’s not even to mention the foul that wasn’t called for the illegal formation on the Chargers during the Succop field goal. That penalty makes it a 36 yard field goal and maybe it’s game over.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            To have two major officiating gaffes, go against the SAME team, in the closing moments of an important NFL game is deplorable. Those refs should pay a price for that.

          • DTVTechGuy

            Until the media starts pointing out en masses that the NFL is putting a sub-standard product on the field, it won’t change. I have to say I haven’t seen a season of Football where the Refs had a bigger impact on the outcome of games… Several different times this season the Refs actually made some bad calls or lack of proper calls that a team won or lost in the final moments specifically because of horrible officiating. It’s a plague and ” Hoodell ” is to blame.

          • melly

            It’s all about MONEY. All of it. Screw the fans.

          • DieHard_ChiefsFan

            If you noticed Andy Reid did call a time out before San Diego sat on the ball the last few seconds. My guess was to allow the review booth to take a look, but as we know, nothing happened. Anyways, it looked as if the refs were either not responsive or leaning the way of the chargers. BS anyway you look at it. I love it this morning, all of the announcers are high on the San Diego win, but they almost lost to our 2nd group. They are a one an done team this weekend.

          • melly

            And as we know, nothing happened. WHY?

            I am going to laugh my ass off when the bookies screw themselves betting on these idiot Bolts and Cincinnati cleans their clocks.

          • melly

            And they won’t. This league is a joke.

          • Jason Wyatt

            one and done team that kicked your butts twice. you were 2-5 the last 7 games. Your getting your butts kicked by indy again this weekend.

          • KCMikeG

            Three points isn’t a butt kicking Einstein.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I was FURIOUS when that happened. Either forward progress was stopped shy of the first-down marker OR the play continued, he reached the first-down marker, and was later stripped. You can’t have it both ways. Not gonna say much about it though. Had Succop made the field goal, the game would never have come to that.

    • Jason Seibel

      Amen boss!

    • Larry Devore

      if the refs had not blown the call on Succops missed fg, the game never would have went into overtime.

      • melly

        They GAVE that game to San Diego. They do that a lot. Doesn’t anyone ever check the betting lines against these crap calls?

      • DoubleD

        Officiating was pure crap but Succop still should have made that kick in reg.

    • auntieang69

      If the Ref had Not been Standing there SLEEPING while there were 7 players lined up, Instead of 6, that would have been a 5 yd Penalty on SD and that would have gotten us to the 36 yd line, still, Succop should not have missed to begin with,, but it Still Pisses me off that THIS Penalty was not acted upon.. The Refs Know How many players there should be.

      • Larry Devore

        what gets me, shouldn’t they have moved the ball to the center of the field, instead they ran the plays to the sideline.

    • Larry Devore

      Chiefs got hosed on that play also. Chargers had an illegal formation on the line that wasn’t called. Had it been called correctly, ball should have been moved up 5 yards and Ryan gets to re-kick the field goal.

    • mrwirez

      You were furious?? Think how us $teelers fans feel… Referee Levy is a moron. I hope to GOD your “Chefs” beat the hell out of crybaby Phillip Rivers and Levy gets fired!

      Sincerely,
      A New Chiefs fan in Pittsburgh

  • http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/community/profile/index.jsp?ipid=14872822'defer='defer' defer='defer upperturion

    Ahh hahahahahaha Sucky Succup did what all of our kickers do throughout our history! …miss big kicks. I wonder if any of our brown-nose reporters will ask Andy, “who’s idea was it to set the ball up for Ryan on the extreme right hash?”

    Hats-off to the JV’s for stepping-up!! Wish I could say the same for the play-callers (mgmt), Ryan “Irrelevant” Succup, and the officials. This was a good gm; not a great gm — we never scored in the 2nd half or OT……….

    And STOP w/ everyone saying “all the positives that came out of this gm!” This team cannot beat ANY team in the playoffs!! Yes we have a decent play-maker in Charles; but we don’t have the kinda grit, guts, and character we’ll see again from the Colts. Indy 38, KC 20 hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Larry Devore

      a true bandwagon fan! please drop off the bus at your earliest convenience.

    • Phillip Murphy

      In his defense, SD overloaded left and he pushed it right. Had they not been lined up illegally, he might not have pushed the kick.

      • Curtis

        EXACTLY! You’re the first I’ve seen saying that and I’ve been thinking it!

      • Zen999the .

        WHAT?????? Did the Chargers have 9 foot defenders?

    • Nick Bishop

      That was such a big kick too. It really changed the playoff picture for the chiefs

    • sidibeke

      What’s wrong with you?

    • sidibeke

      And it’s whose. Did you graduate the 3rd grade? An ‘ denotes that one or more letters are missing. Thus who is becomes who’s. “Who is idea” makes no sense. An illiterate populace primed to be a super-power for the next century.

      • james

        shut up jackass if your only argument is correcting someones english then you don’t have an argument.

        • sidibeke

          Yeah, petty of me. I was mad. Nice to see you meet class with class, though.

    • sidibeke

      By the way, upperturion, I am sorry. I was being a total jerk and am just as prone to making mistakes on the computer. I am sorry. Love your profile pic, too.

  • MichelleC

    In every NFL game every Sunday there are botched calls, so it is unfair to say that the 2 “botched” calls is the reason the Chargers are getting into the playoffs. The Chargers got several really bad calls earlier this season in which they would have won and then it would be a non issue because they would not have come down to today.

    • Larry Devore

      Facts is Facts. Refs screwed up. Chargers owe officiating crew a big debt of thanks.

    • sidibeke

      Forward progress isn’t reveiwable, but isn’t a change of possession? If they let him fight for yards, shouldn’t they then let the D cause a fumble? Whatever. If I’m a Steeler fan, I’m pissed.

  • Mike Yoest

    Damn you NFL morons for trying to make it look like us Steelers fans cry about calls like douche nozzle Seahawks fans!!! Blasphemy!!! Bad calls or not, Steelers put themselves out of the playoffs early in the season!!! Bad calls happen and Steelers players, fans and staff just take it with a grain of salt and move on to next season!!! Quit bitching about calls and focus on what YOUR TEAM ISNT DOING!!!!

    • sidibeke

      Okay. That’s weird. Are you really even a Steeler fan? Maybe so, and thus all of the !!!!!!!!!!.

    • melly

      Nonsense. The fact is, the refs in this game are AMATEURS. You need to demand better. Too much is on the line, it’s not just a game. An entire city benefits from additional games played by these pros who work really hard and who make millions of dollars. That the league skimps on the refs is criminal and it’s getting worse.

      Got news for all you ostriches–now that the NFL being tax-exempt since 1966 is a story that is steadily growing legs and filtering down to even casual fans of this game, everything they do will be under a microscope. So the people who skimp on refs better understand it’s time to do better, or they’re gonna start having real problems keeping the masses interested.

      • KCMikeG

        Agreed on changing the tax exempt status of the NFL. People starving and homeless yet we don’t tax a billion dollar industry? Also how about changing the completely ridiculous rule not allowing the coach a challenge in over time. WTH is the reasoning behind that stroke of brilliance?

    • sharpie43

      The bad thing is, what happens if they make tgose kinds of calls in the play offs and costs a team from going to the championship game or the superbowl. Dony get me wrong im not saying the chiefs are going there, just saying.

  • Black_Flag55

    HA HA…..yeah well….Chargers won, its in the books. Why you mad bro? Your team is in the playoffs…life is too short to be mad at things you cant control. To be honest I thought my bolts would crush your team but your second stringers showed heart. I would leave them in for the next game, they are hungry folks!!! If memory serves my bolts beat your STARTERS in KC!!!

    • sidibeke

      Yeah, without our two starting olb’s. Good luck. I hope we see you again. Nice job against our 2nd string.

    • melly

      Your Bolts are a joke. This game affected at least one other team, and it’s a team that gets screwed by bad calls more than average, just like KC does. They don’t spread this garbage around evenly at all.

  • tomflex

    Bad calls could be accepted if they were distributed evenly over the entire NFL but that is not even close to being the case. The Chiefs have been getting screwed by bad calls and no calls all year and it’s time ownership throws some weight around. It’s obvious that our team is not getting the special treatment some of the big market teams are getting and it’s not going to change until our man Clark gets in somebody’s Ass!
    Also….SUCK UP…..sucks.

    • sidibeke

      Whatever. He missed a kick. Do we need a more consistent kicker? Maybe. KC could have chosen to punch it in the end zone, or at least tried. Maybe we will in the playoffs based on this experience, be more aggressive at the end of the game.

    • rad4d

      Succup, for once, missed a game winning kick in what equated to a non-game for the Chiefs. Best time for him to miss one, in my opinion. He’s plenty consistent, and this game was a fluke for him.

    • KCMikeG

      Succop has missed six FG’s every year since 2009. Five of those were 40+ this year. In 2011 he missed FIVE from 40-49 yards. He has missed FOUR kicks from 30-39 over the last two years. He is my biggest concern going into the playoffs and IMO we have to bring in some real competition next year.

  • sidibeke

    I know the game didn’t mean anything to KC, but I am SO pissed! Just atrocious.

  • phantomebb

    I like the part in games where they measure and its inches short cause it’s not like a guy throws a little bouncey bean bag or hat to mark the spot, not in this age of tech….. refs suck fix the rules been a problem for years ppl are just now waking up to it.

  • Alter Ego

    Every team has been on the receiving end of bad calls…fans look back at them and point to it as reasons why they lost.
    If Succup kicks a good field goal – KC wins. Don’t blame the no call on that play – every game there are many no calls.
    The Weddle 2 yard fake punt run was blown dead by the official – he got the yards SD needed and the play was blown dead…period.
    Those two plays are not why KC lost…both of them could have different results if KC executed better on those plays. They didn’t and SD did.
    Kudos to the back up players who represented themselves extremely well and almost did what the starters failed to do in the previous meeting with the Bolts…almost win.
    The playoffs is a new season…KC won’t face either the Bolts or Broncos unless they meet in the AFC championship game…thats a good thing – they own a 4-0 record against KC this year. They are …wait for it…wait for it…BETTER – they own the Chiefs this year.

    • sidibeke

      You’re an idiot. If the play is blown dead, he doesn’t have the yardage. If he does, the ball is stripped and it’s KC’s ball. Check the play out on your Tivo. Rewind it a couple of times. Have a good look. Really.

      Ah yes, SD is better. Indeed. You do realize, at home with your playoff lives on the line, you had to go to overtime to beat our scrubs. Hmm. The definition of owning a team.

      You best Cincy at home, take down Denver again and see us in KC in 3 weeks. Looking forward to it.

      And nice picture. Come on man, join the 21st century.

      • Alter Ego

        Sore loser.
        Games in the books.
        2-0 for both the Broncs and the Bolts vs KC says they are better.
        Do you need help with math?
        If KC wins against the Colts…that would be huge…but doubt they do.

        • sidibeke

          No, actually, I’m okay with losing. This game means nothing to KC; Chase Daniel started the game. I am pissed about how it ended. I have an overdeveloped sense of what is fair, and certainly get annoyed by fans who come to gloat after their starters eek out a victory in overtime against backups and then declare that their team is better. Perhaps you would agree were you in my shoes.

          • guest

            Right. .ive been over on bolt beat and they most definitely would agree if the shoe was on the other foot. Bad breaks happen and thats fine…but as you said to be over in this thread gloating is a little absurd.

          • Alter Ego

            Fans gloat…all of them – they cry as well…all of them.
            Nothing special there.
            SD punched their ticket by winning – they were expected to and they did. The fact that they did it by beating KC twice this year just makes it sweeter…and it is sweeeeeeet.
            Its just a great day all around.
            I’m thrilled the outcome is what it is – it does set the order of things.
            San Diego is better.

          • d-block

            Why are you on a KC site? Go away loser.

          • Alter Ego

            not a loser d-block
            Winner…say it with me…winner.
            Just spreading some joy since you guys seem so down in the dumps.

          • melly

            San Diego is going to get embarrassed next week. I can’t wait. It’ll serve them right. I can’t wait to hear Phil Rivers whining like the little tittiebaby he is…

          • Alter Ego

            meh…or smiling his big daddy smile .
            SD has a chance. I like our chances.

          • melly

            Cincy is showing up with their first string, clowny. Good luck, you’re gonna need it…

          • Alter Ego

            Its expected that they will – most teams playing to win do.

          • melly

            Well yeah, but let me draw you another map. Yesterday’s KC team did not have their first string. You got a gift. I hope you’re competent enough to capitalize on it.
            Long as Rivers’ ego doesn’t take up the whole field, you might even get to play the game.

          • Alter Ego

            However you write it up – you lost Melly.
            I don’t know how I can personally capitalize …oh – heck…I’ll give it a shot.

          • melly

            I didn’t lose a thing, honey, I’m not a fan of KC. My only problem is the amateur hour officiating in this league, and that was a joke long before yesterday. The problem with these yuckapucks that run the refs is they’re getting more and more blatant about blowing obvious calls–with replay available, yet–and sooner or later, they’ll pay the price for it.

            I suspect it’ll be sooner rather than later, now that folks are mighty irritated about the absurd “tax exempt” status of this for-profit league. You’d think with all that tax free money, they could afford some professional refs.

          • Alter Ego

            Nobody was fooled Melly – you’re a Steeler fan posing as a KC fan…there is no sympathy here.

          • melly

            I’m not posing as a KC fan. I’m a fan of the game, period. I’m not looking for sympathy, I think that honor is yours, or you would have taken your bogus win and blown off this discussion.

            The play calling in this league is a joke. it’s been a joke for years, and as a few people have already noted, people who don’t even follow the game that closely are really starting to notice. It’s embarrassing unless you’re into gloating for the sake of gloating. Or for money. Ah well, try not to cry next Sunday when EgoBoy has his clock cleaned in front of a bunch of actual starters.

          • Alter Ego

            Why do you even watch football…it doesn’t seem like you are happy with it.

            I guess somehow…because of your vast knowledge and of course proven ability with football…you should clean up the NFL – your the guy – my gosh…how could 32 teams not have you as their GM or head coach at least.. we gotta correct this wrong immediately !!!

            What can I do to help you?

          • melly

            I guess somehow–with your dwindling supply of “insults”, you’re down to making this about me now.

            You know, when it’s about the team needing help from the refs to beat a bunch of second stringers?

          • Alter Ego

            Yawnn…phhhtttt.

            HaHaHaHaHa…your a poor sport Melly. Thats not going to change any time soon.

          • melly

            Hey, I’m not the one gloating on the chat board of the team whose second stringers would have beat my team, had the refs not handed me two gifts. You can’t even acknowledge reality.

            Geez, I like the Steelers, but reality says they got some breaks in that Super Bowl in Seattle. Because NFL REFS ARE AMATEURS. Yet you didn’t see me on a Seahawks forum, gloating about it.
            .

            Reality bites, honey. It’ll bite you in your dumb ass soon enough, too. And then….oh, I was going to say the chat boards would be much more fun, but I’m sure some other clown will come along to take your place…

          • DoubleD

            Seriously, how can any self-respecting SD fan gloat about that game yesterday? The game was totally meaningless to the Chiefs, we sat all but 2 starters, it was at your house and yet you guys had to go into OT to win it all bc of a muffed KC FG in reg. You honestly believe that makes your team look superior? Give that spliff a rest dude.

          • Alter Ego

            Yeah I do.
            2-0 vs KC this year…that means San Diego has beat you twice – and yesterday we earned a spot in the big dance.

          • DoubleD

            The Chiefs had no serious intention of winning this game and didn’t care if the Dolts backed their way into the playoffs or not. What I find to be the funniest part of your gloating is the fact that the Dolts, with everything on the line, played like they had no serious intention of winning this game either! It took OT and a couple of bad ref calls to have what the whole world thought should be a gimme game for the Dolts, gift-wrapped at the end of day. Gloat all you want Alter Nut Universe, your team sucks and yesterday’s milquetoast victory proved as much.

          • Alter Ego

            Nah…proved that we beat you twice. 10 years from now the record book will show KC went 0-2 vs SD…oh yeah and 0-2 vs the Broncos too.
            Mmmm – they are good enough to win against you despite all the excuses.

          • DoubleD

            No excuses here. Nobody was expecting the Chiefs to win yesterday. What’s the Dolts excuse for such a piss-poor showing? Garbage game loss for the Chiefs, no shame in that.

          • Alter Ego

            Agreed.

          • melly

            The Big Dance is the Super Bowl. You aren’t there yet.

          • DoubleD

            Such gifts are not earned.

          • Alter Ego

            So we disagree. A win is a win – this one got us in.

          • sidibeke

            I disagree with you. SD isn’t better, and I think that we’ll see that in the week to come. Nor do I see any order of things being set, but I don’t need you to agree with me on these.

            For the record, I’m happy SD made the playoffs. I like the Chargers when they’re not playing KC, and SD is a great town, I wish you luck next round; Cincy is undefeated at home. I’d love to see you take them out.

          • melly

            They were expected to because KC sat most of their starters. Do you really, seriously think that’s worth bragging about?

          • Alter Ego

            We are in the playoffs – the regular season is over…yes its worth bragging about

          • melly

            Any real fan of this game would be embarrassed. That leaves “bragging for dollars”. Bleah!

          • Alter Ego

            You are retarded Melly – no fan is embarrassed about their team making the playoffs.

            It normally leads to a happy dance.

          • melly

            If the refs gave it to them? Dance harder, clowny…

        • sidibeke

          Oh yeah, and you lost to the Redskins. Yuk.

          • KCMikeG

            And the FAIDERS by TEN POINTS!!

        • melly

          LOL! Shill. This league is full of cheaters in the front offices, and then when fans point that out, they send their PR shills out in attack mode to remind everyone that “Game’s in the books”. Yeah. Practice that no-pology, clown–one of these days, your employer is going to shoot themselves in the foot irreversibly. I hope I live to see it.

          • Alter Ego

            Yeah…the NFL is a bit too big boy for you.
            It must be time for your medicine…oh wait…this is your medicine.
            Swallow it.

          • melly

            Perhaps your mother should have taken that advice at least once?

          • Alter Ego

            Oooh…that was ugly.
            Your not very good at this grown up stuff are you.

          • melly

            Sure I am! You’re already being a lot more careful not to leave an opening big enough to drive a semi through your lame insults.

          • Alter Ego

            I haven’t begun to insult you yet.
            It was a conscious decision not to talk about your mother.

          • melly

            LOL! Does that mean you think insults are going to shut me up? Good luck, amateur.

          • Alter Ego

            I’m not actually an amateur – but it is fun to see you get all twisted with your losing arguments.

          • melly

            Oh, does that mean you’re a professional shill then? I thought as much. Pity I’m not the one losing here…

          • Alter Ego

            You already have…I’m just enjoying it a little bit longer.

          • melly

            You wish, clowny. You’re just another schlub whose Y chromosome won’t let him walk away from a shillfest without having the last word. Because then you lose the Internets!

            Oh, honey, I have pikers like you for lunch…

          • Alter Ego

            I doubt it. You have failed to be impressive.

          • melly

            Yet you continue replying to me…

    • guest

      Both games had a 3 point diff…looks like the backups did exactly what the starters did…so your statement makes no sense at all. Enjoy the freebie though…Good Luck

      • Alter Ego

        Same results though huh.
        KC was a swing and a miss again.

        • guest

          Whats done is done and you are correct, a win is a win.Im actually ok with it knowing todd haley probably pulled his hair out! Dont front though cause I know there were bullets sweating in SD. Lol Good luck to you sir. Its the playoffs and congrats to your team. Time to heat it up.

          • Alter Ego

            Well said.

          • RepOurChiefs

            Right “guest”..karma

          • RepOurChiefs

            I sometimes hold grudges.. “smirk” lol

    • james

      The play wasn’t dead the whistle wasn’t blown until after the chiefs stripped the ball and ran it back for the touchdown that was taken from them, plus the overtime should not have happened because the refs should have thrown a flag on san diego for illegal formation on the field goal kick and succop should have had a retry from 5 yards closer.

      • Alter Ego

        San Diego won.
        Game over.

        • Deadmeat

          lol. Great morals, your kids are going to be winners! I see another welfare case, not wanting NOT to earn anything in life. Just like SD, who couldn’t beat our second stringers without help from the refs. Pretty sad really. If that was my chiefs winning that way, I would be in hiding, ashamed of them.
          Game over.

          • Alter Ego

            Cry baby.
            Woulda – coulda – shoulda …..wah wah wah.
            You lost…its over. Nothing is going to change that.
            The Chiefs entered OT just like the Chargers – the Chargers were better.
            Speaking of children…go stand in the corner for being a poor sport.

          • Deadmeat

            Fact is, Chargers wasn’t better than the Chiefs in OT. You needed 2 blown calls to win. But, you know, can’t argue with a child.

          • Alter Ego

            Hahahaha. I don’t sweat that stuff. You lost two out of two games to the Bolts. – so whatever meathead.

        • berttheclock

          Your moral compass is a little off this day.

          • Deadmeat

            Mine is? How? I believe you earn what you get in life, not handed to you. Alter Ego is proud of the win, I would be embarrassed if that was my child bragging. Please don’t get me started.

          • Alter Ego

            Nah – just gloating.
            Stirring the pot a little.
            Laughing at the whining coming out of KC.
            Enjoying the moment.

          • sharpie43

            I could care less I figured the chiefs would get beat by 20 and so did everyone else. I just thought it was funny that your “best” 9-7 team had so much trouble with our back ups. You have yet to explain that.

          • Alter Ego

            They are pro players – KC has a very strong bench,,,San Diego played a poor game – but they played well enough to win.

          • melly

            LOL! No, honey, they didn’t win. The bad calls gave it to them.

            Man, I hate the Bengals too, but I’m gonna enjoy the hell out of watching them slap your precious Phil around.

          • melly

            LOL! So foolish, you think anyone badmouthing the amateur refereeing is a KC fan. I wasn’t even trying to fool anybody, and you were fooled.

            Yeah, right, an 8-8 team deserves to be in the playoffs about as much as a 9-7 team. Don’t even go there, clowny. Just keep gloating. You have a few more days left before your season ends.

        • melly

          They won nothing. They had it given to them by the usual amateur hour officiating. People need to start walking away from this joke of a game, because it is clear this league is 100% about money, money, money, and ZERO percent for the public that’s supported it for a century. Demand better. The taxpayer-fleecing National Football League is a JOKE.

          • Alter Ego

            Ummm…they won the game. Look at any sports page in America – the results are the same. San Diego = winners, KC = losers (twice now)
            Maybe the NFL isn’t for you Melly – you have to learn to accept losses with grace.

          • melly

            Um, they had the game given to them. I don’t know, maybe the actual league admitting they blew it wasn’t enough for you?

          • Alter Ego

            Blowing a call doesn’t negate losing the game silly.

            I think you will have a difficult time with this Melly…might want to take a nap.

          • melly

            Yeah, it does, Clowny. Negated from the start. But, well, you’ll just keep pretending that the Bolts are great when they had their hands full with KC’s backups. Yeah, you might want to sleep through next Sunday’s games…

          • KCMikeG

            Last I checked the dolts lost more games than the Chiefs. The NFL has also publicly announced they blew the call. Nice work trying to cover up your humiliation of needing TWO blown calls and OT to beat our 2nd stringers. Definitely a confidence builder for you going into the playoffs – Not! You lost to the FAIDERS! The lowly Skins, Texans and Titans. Big talk for that type of performance and backing into the playoffs.

          • Patrick Gorse

            Just let us play your first string again and we’ll make you weep like the whiny babies you are in your own house—AGAIN!!!! Talking pop-poo about a team you lost to twice is so stupid, KC Mikey-Mouth, but you are a dedicated fool.

          • KCMikeG

            Guess you would be an expert on crying since you have the president of the whiny crybaby club Phyllis Cry Me Rivers.

        • sharpie43

          The chiefs backups beat the chargers and the refs beat the chiefs so in my opinion they should put a team of refs in the play offs.

          SD is not that good. For a team playing for their season and barely beating a team of backups shows no heart and really no skill. Your defense was pretty much exposed by Chase Daniels.

          • Patrick Gorse

            Yes, not-so-sharpie, the Chargers beat the Chief’s twice in a few weeks, including thumping them AT ARROWHEAD…against your regulars , and it’s SAN DIEGO who’s no good? Get some rest, idiot. Face it, both teams aren’t very good.

          • KCMikeG

            A 3 point win in the final seconds aren’t a “thumping” Einstein.

          • Patrick Gorse

            You got beat in your own house, idiot. You got beat Sunday. You’re 0-2 against the cHargers. Suck losses, loser.

          • KCMikeG

            Yes Eistein we lost. If you had a brain you would realize I never said we didn’t. I said you were wrong that a 3 point loss in the final seconds of both games isn’t a thumping. Sorry if that was to intricate for your limited mental capacity to comprehend. Hilarious – last I checked the THIRD PLACE AFCW team that lost TWO more games than the Chiefs including one to each of the THREE WORST teams in the NFL, including the FAIDERS!, are the losers!

          • Patrick Gorse

            KCMikeG writes: A 3 point win in the final seconds aren’t a “thumping” Einstein.

            Hey, “KC Einstein,” I think you mean:

            A 3 point win in the final seconds ISN’T a “thumping” Einstein.

            KCMickeyMouse, when you are calling someone stupid, it makes sense not to prove that you are the stupid one while doing it.

            And I repeat, the cHargers THUMPED you and your regulars in your own house. That crowd got so freaking quiet before the sobbing started, they sure looked “thumped” to me.

          • Patrick Gorse
          • KCMikeG

            Aren’t is the proper grammar when referring to the two games You should use is with singular nouns and are with plural nouns. Keep on trying though Einstein.

            Blabber all you want about “thumping” anyone with a brain knows a 3 point win isn’t a thumping. Keep on talking so you don’t have to face the fact that in your house, fighting for your playoff life your starters struggled and needed OT and the refs to bail them out TWICE to beat our SECOND STRING PLAYERS.

          • Patrick Gorse

            KCMickeyMouse, all over this page are Chief fans talking about how they kicked the cHargers all over the field Sunday. Even if the correct call had been made on the Succop miss, you would have won the game by 3-points. Proving that sometimes, a 3-point win CAN BE an azz-kickin’! It’s just like what I’m doing to you.

          • KCMikeG

            And according to you that 3 point win would have been a THUMPING put on your starters by our back ups!! Sad that we won’t be able to knock your sorry asses out of the playoffs since you won’t even get past the bungles!

          • Patrick Gorse

            KCMike writes: “A 3 point win in the final seconds aren’t a ‘thumping’ Einstein.”

            Shouldn’t that read A 3 point win in the final seconds ISN’T a “thumping” Einstein??? I mean, you’re calling me stupid in a sentence where you use incorrect grammar.

            And the hypocrisy is amazing here, considering the Chief’s fans on this board feel they kicked the cHarger’s butts on Sunday in a 3-point LOSS! You folks definitely aren’t a bunch of “Einstein’s.”

          • KCMikeG

            Aren’t is the proper grammar when referring to the two games You should use is with singular nouns and are with plural nouns. Keep on trying though Einstein.

            Blabber all you want about “thumping” anyone with a brain knows a 3 point win isn’t a thumping. Keep on talking so you don’t have to face the fact that in your house, fighting for your playoff life your starters struggled and needed OT and the refs to bail them out TWICE to beat our SECOND STRING PLAYERS.

          • Patrick Gorse

            Read this moronic Mikey ‘sentence’. “Aren’t is the proper grammar when referring to the two games You should use is with singular nouns and are with plural nouns.”

            That’s nonsensical enough, but here’s the original sentence this mental-defect is STILL trying to defend. “A 3 point win in the final seconds aren’t a ‘thumping’ Einstein.”

            You ARE NOT referring to “two games,” there. How is “A 3 point win,” (“A” as in the SINGULAR “A”), how is that referring to two of anything???

            I repeat, it should have read “A 3 point win in the final seconds ISN’T a ‘thumping,’ Einstein.”

            Can we get a moderator to settle this? Someone in Missouri must be able to speak English.

          • KCMikeG

            You’re right Einstein there was only one 3 point win in the final seconds……..

            I would have thought a grammar nazi of your expertise would be able to use the correct word to describe the margin of victory but I guess your not capable of looking up the word being challenged -” thumping” according to Merriam-Webster: informal – of an impressive size, extent, or amount. (You obviously feel the need to over exaggerate – likely a daily situation for you). Why don’t you try addressing the original point you keep ducking?

            Anyone with a brain knows a 3 point win in a “single” game ISN’T a thumping. Especially when there are two of them. And both times your lame dolts were coming from behind. Keep on talking so you don’t have to face the fact that in your house, fighting for your playoff life your starters struggled and needed OT and the refs to bail them out TWICE to beat our SECOND STRING PLAYERS.
            Glad I could be a distraction from the embarrassment you’re still suffering and obviously overcompensating for. Lord knows you need something to take your mind off your impending humiliation against the Bungles starters.

          • mattU

            You are correct. “A 3 point win” indicates a singular event, which necessitates the use of “isn’t” instead of “aren’t”. Feel vindicated now?

            How anyone characterizes either game these two played this year as a thumping is beyond me. The Chiefs did lose to the Chargers twice in 2013; that is a fact. However, it required horrendous clock management by Andy Reid in game one and two blown calls and a 41yd FG miss in game two to occur. You want to cite thumpings: last year’s Chiefs-Chargers meetings are good examples.

          • Alter Ego

            They were good enough to win twice against KC this year – and beat Denver in Denver. They are the best 9-7 team in the playoffs.
            I don’t believe KC exposed anything – except – KC can be beat (ask Denver)

    • kcroyals1fan

      I’m sure every team in the playoffs is extremely worried about San Deigo, seeing as how they barely edged the Chiefs backups, a fact that a lot of fans of the other teams in the playoff hunt were bemoaning earlier in the day. However, I’m hoping for a AFC Championship game rematch with San Diego. You go take care of Cincinatti and Denver and we’ll take care of Indy and New England. BBQ and AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead for all the marbles just sounds like too much fun!

      • Alter Ego

        Nice post.
        That would be great.
        I’m loyal to the Bolts and then I root for all AFC teams to do well too.

  • ILChiefan

    Did anyone hear a whistle to mark the play as over where the ball was stripped? I’ve replayed it numerous times, and there is no whistle until Gray is in the endzone. Seems like the play was never called dead, yet the referee ruled that Weddle reached the first down marker. I’m with you , Stacy………..he was still falling forward as the ball was stripped. I wonder why Andy didn’t call timeout just to possibly give the booth time to decide whether a fumble should have been reviewed.

    • d-block

      Pretty sure there was no whistle blown. Not sure why this author thinks that.

      • sidibeke

        Because for the strip to have not been a turnover, the refs needed to blow the play dead. No whistle means KC should have gotten the ball.

      • Jason Seibel

        I just re read what I wrote. I used the term “blew the play dead” which may be confusing. I’ve listened over and over and heard no whistle yet the linesman effectively stopped the play at the of forward progress.

    • IAmLars

      Nope. I replayed it immediately following the play. The play is never whistled dead before the strip.

    • KCMikeG

      If the play had been blown dead then the ref wouldn’t have run down the sideline following Gray into the end zone and signal TD. That whole pot of shit game stinks to high heaven.

  • David Fritch

    Has anyone been pointing out all the Hali choke-hold’s this year coming off the edge? It’s driving me crazy!

    • d-block

      He get’s held every single play and never gets called. These guys are just as shitty as the replacements.

      • melly

        They are WORSE than the replacements. Those guys actually tried to get them right. When they didn’t it was sort of understandable. But this bunch is pathetic and so is the league for putting it out there as “professional” and charging the ridiculous prices they charge for EVERYTHING. And don’t even get me started about their 37 year old tax exemption.

  • GDL40

    TOTAL BS !! ……game is losing a lot of credibility…….the NFL wanted Rivers and the Chargers in the playoffs. Just hope it doesn’t get as bad as boxing…

  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    The bad calls suck but if the Chiefs wanted to win the game, they should have played better. Scrubs or not, KC gave up a 10 point lead in the 4th and didn’t put the game away when they could have. They have nobody to blame but themselves.

    • IAmLars

      Gave up a 10 point lead in one quarter? Yeah that’s not a lot. Especially considering that our field goal in the fourth was tainted by bad officiating. So actually, there is a lot of blame to go around.

      • Deadmeat

        And we scored in OT, which was taken away by another blown call. They did more than anyone ever expected from them. Just to have subpar officiating.

    • paul pace

      I for one am pretty impressed with the Chief’s backups!! Sure they gave up a 10 point lead but the SD’s starters were playing the Chiefs backups and almost lost! The Chargers better play a lot better next week if they want to make a game of it with the Bengals! I doubt very seriously that the Chargers will be playing the Bengal backups!

  • Larry Devore

    Just get rid of the replay officials

  • Stacy D. Smith

    One other thing about the kick itself, why the hell didn’t we get the ball centered before that kick? It was on the right hash.

    • KCMikeG

      I would like to see the run play count to the right for the whole game. Seemed like we din’t run to the left the entire 2nd half – WTH?

  • Jason Wyatt

    you got beat twice… you were destroyed at home. you beat 1 team with a winning record. KC is a joke.

  • gsw

    Love to see the Chargers win the SB now. The NFL will forever have to explain the asterisk next to the 2013 Champions! Pittsburgh may have blown their own season early but the Chargers didn’t earn their spot in the playoffs.

    • melly

      That ain’t gonna happen, but it would be fun to see that asterisk next to Phil Rivers’ name. Poor thing, his head would probably explode…

      • Alter Ego

        He is actually super rich…because he is an excellent pro QB.
        I don’t think he would be worried about the same stuff that you are consumed with.

        • melly

          That’s funny, coming from the person who is so completely invested–all by his widdle wonesome–in talking crap on a KC blog. So invested in his ego-bloated QB that he’s making Chargers fans look almost as obnoxious as Patriots* fans.

          *Disclaimer: The Patriots fans actually have a great team to be invested in, so IMO, they can be as obnoxious as they want ;)

          • Alter Ego

            No…just messing with you and all the boo-hoo nonsense that comes out of your mouth.

          • melly

            Try harder, clowny. You’re starting to seriously bore me….

    • Alter Ego

      Read the papers. They are 9-7…everyone forgets that the Bolts lost their first game to Houston on a very bad call allowing Houston to attempt and make a second chance field goal – yet the Chargers are still 9-7…best for the 6th seed in the AFC – they did earn it.

  • JDInOregon

    Sure, bad calls happen, but in the age of video replay it is pretty astounding the officials missed an over-loaded FG block formation AND managed to rule a play over with no whistle and the pile moving forward. While it is true you really need an NFL placekicker who can make a 41 yarder in good conditions, he barely missed the kick to the right–in other words away from the illegally stacked side. Personally I think Succop is going to be fine in the playoffs.

    The NFL is risking its multi-billion dollar product with this sort of absurdity. Entertainment options are plentiful, if I want to feel ripped off after investing hours of my time I’ll go see a movie.

    • sidibeke

      I wonder why the KC staff didn’t pick it up. Can you challenge a no call penalty like that?

      • JDInOregon

        You can’t challenge it, plus it was under two minutes anyway. I think Reid did call time out, perhaps hoping they would notice. But of course they didn’t notice it, because nobody named Manning plays for Kansas City.

    • melly

      Not astonishing if you follow the money. Beside the point noted that nobody named Manning plays for either Kansas City or Pittsburgh, the fact is that the bucket of Bolts doesn’t have a prayer in the world of beating the Manning currently standing in Denver. If they even get that far.

      The refs are crooked as hell, either for themselves or on someone’s behalf. That’s a real reasonable conclusion lately. And not for nothin’, but referring to it as absurdity is being kind ;)

  • Gabe Esteban

    I guess someone shares the same interest as the “Chargers”.

  • Nick Shaffer

    Gotta love how refs get paid $8,000 a game to sit on the field daydreaming! Get some guys in there that have 20/20 vision! Not refs who are blind as bats.

  • jsiegel

    I’m a Steeler fan, I’m pissed, but if our kicker Suisham hadn’t blown a couple FG’s against the Raiders, we wouldn’t have had to suffer through a bunch of second stringers almost getting us into the playoffs. Succop was the only first-stringer KC had on the field and the Blots still needed the officials to win it for them

  • Steve Mar

    Did refs blow calls, sure but refs also blew call in first game of the season between chargers and texans (http://www.boltsfromtheblue.com/texans-chargers-mnf-2013-espn/2013/9/10/4717278/nfl-chargers-texans-mistake-bad-call-new-rule-cam-thomas) Chargers would have already been in playoffs before game started. KC fans you got screwed. Steelers fans, stop your whinning you should have been eliminated a week ago. Good luck to everyone on the AFC West, the leagues best division

  • Ashley

    as a true steelers fan im pissed about this, before you all start telling me that they shouldn’t have to depend on other teams to make the play offs, i understand that id rather my team make it fair and square, BUT to have every game pan out in our favor and to have that feeling of OMG we are going to make it!! … then this happens .. its complete bullshit… i was so pumped to know my boys actually had a shot, to have all those teams loose and all we needed was that one game.. man heart break for sure.. i just hope that the officals smarten up next year or even in the playoffs because alot of people are upset, not only steelers fans.. just in general.

  • Eric Hunter

    Ed Hochuli threw a flag on himself.

    After blowing a call that helped the Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, the referee admitted he made a mistake on Wednesday and is answering e-mails from some fans telling them that, according to multiple media reports.

    • Eric Hunter

      I will take it after this call kept chargers out of the playoffs that year. Go Boltz!!! Beat Manning Donkeys again!

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