After Loss To Buffalo Bills
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and coach Andy Reid were fined an undisclosed amount for criticizing the officials after Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills.
The NFL fined Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and coach Andy Reid for criticizing the officiating in Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills, Pro Football Talk reported.
The source of the Chiefs’ frustration came from a call on their final drive. An offsides penalty on receiver Kadarius Toney negated what would’ve been the go-ahead touchdown, where Mahomes found tight end Travis Kelce who lateraled it back to Toney.
Mahomes was especially angry after the call, berating the officials and complaining about it to Bills quarterback Josh Allen before letting loose in his postgame presser.
Mahomes in disbelief after the call on Sunday.
“It’s the call. Just in that moment. Not for myself,” Mahomes said. “I know how much everybody puts into this game and to have a flag change the outcome of the game. I’ve played for seven years and I’ve never had offensive offsides called… Loss for words. Regardless if we win or lose, it’s another game, we’re talking about the refs. It’s just not what we want for the NFL and for football.”
Reid didn’t make as much of a scene as Mahomes, but he too was unhappy with the call.
“Very disappointed that it ended the way it did,” Reid said. “Normally I’ll get — I never use any of this as excuses, but normally I get a warning before something like that happens in a big game. (It’s) a bit embarrassing in the National Football League for that to take place.”