Chargers Should’ve Been Flagged On Missed Field Goal By Chiefs Ryan Succop

Not only has former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira already taken issue with the call made by the officials on the fake punt forward progress in the Sunday afternoon game between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs, it also appears that the officiating crew missed a call on the field goal miss by Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop as well.

As Pereira points out on Twitter, the Chargers had more than six players on one side of the Chiefs center on the line of scrimmage and that is a new rule and a foul. The Chargers should have been flagged for an illegal defensive formation on the play and as a result, Succop should have been given another shot.

This is crazy and it is yet another black eye for the NFL when it comes to their officiating this season, which has been terrible. This won’t put the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs, but it certainly will be the talk for the next several days.

Article 3: Defensive Team Formation
(a) When Team A presents a punt, field-goal, or Try Kick formation, a Team B player, who is within one yard of the line of
scrimmage, must have his entire body outside the snapper’s shoulder pads at the snap.
(b) When Team A presents a field-goal or Try Kick formation:
(1) No more than six Team B players may be on the line of scrimmage on either side of the snapper at the
snap; and
Note: These restrictions do not apply if a team does not present a standard punt, field goal, or Try Kick formation (an equal
number of players on the line of scrimmage on either side of the snapper in a tight formation), or if, after the offensive
team has assumed a set position, there is a shift, or a player goes in motion.

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  • CrazyTerry

    Please analyze the illegal contact call too. I believe that makes it a trifecta of costly calls that did everything they could to get SD to barely squeak through. So many calls favoring one side in such a close gamein such a close season for that 6th spot. And the league dares suggest to penalize Steelers draft picks?

  • Cols714

    Wow. This sucks.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    The refs just didn’t want us in the playoffs plain and simple

  • Shea Fahr

    The rest of the AFC Playoff Contenders did not want us in there either so I agree.

  • Curtis

    What makes it so bad it was a home game for SD so it seems like home field cooking.

  • Chargers Club

    As a Chargers fan, I feel for your missed playoff, off a bad call where my team should ave been flagged, which would put the steelers in the Playoffs. I remember the chargers having a bad call a few years back against Denver that cost our game and playoff hopes. I don’t think we should have made it, but Will take it. I feel bad for Steeler fans.

  • Rick M

    ROGER – Will San Diego be charged a draft pick? If not why not? They basically got into the playoffs illegally.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    Good luck. Hopefully as a result the NFL wont take a draft pick from us.

  • Rick M

    You’re very classy Chargers Club. Thanks and good luck in the playoffs.

  • billyboy123

    It was eight players on one side of center. I called that from my coach at home. How could the refs not see that in a pre-snap formation.

  • Amy Lantz

    Bad calls and bad refs being what they are, if the Steelers had begun playing at the beginning of the season instead of midway through, their playoff run wouldn’t have been in the hands of other teams or refs.

  • billyboy123

    These refs should be fired tomorrow.

  • Rick M

    These refs and several others. The calibre of officiating in the NFL in 2013 has been an absolute joke and not just in several Steelers’ games.

  • Rick M

    We all know that Amy. That doesn’t excuse inept referees who basically cost one NFL team (in this case Pittsburgh) a playoff spot. I’d say the same thing no matter what team was eliminated in this fashion.

  • Joe Bibb

    How about winning more games instead of needing help from other teams! You didn’t deserve to be in the playoffs anyways

  • jsnine

    Didn’t deserve to be in playoffs due to our season, but did we end up becoming a playoff caliber team during the second half of the season? Yes.

    Now did terrible officiating, the Vegas magic, or the undercover home town ref blow the game? Yes, at this point all of the above is possible.

    Absolutely outrageous, just caps off a season full of horrendous officiating by “the standard” NFL referees. I think they need refs to watch the refs now, or allow all calls to be able to be challenged. Insane

  • Amy L

    Bad calls are nothing new. Refs who are too blind, whether purposely or not, are nothing new. There isn’t much point in complaining about it, when nothing will be done to change it–as proven by years of the same things happening over and over again. Any team that puts their season in the hands of refs deserves to have their season cut short. Yeah the refs should definitely be reprimanded on this, but even if they are, they’ll just find something else to make bad calls on.

  • jsnine

    Didn’t mind being knocked out of the playoffs but by a blown call much less two of them? Lol, ridiculous shit.

    This seasons officiating all around for all teams has been absolute garbage.

  • billyboy123

    The NFL is a joke. KC played all their 2nd and 3rd stringers. Maybe if they would have played their 2nd stringers, they would have won. This reminds me of a few years back, when the Steelers needed the Colts to beat someone and they played all their subs and sat Manning. This was the year when the Colts started 14 – 0, lost the 15th game to the jets and sat most of their players in game 16 and lost to the Bills and I believe kept the Steelers out of the playoffs (Tie Breaker). The Jets made the playoffs at 9-7 record. Remember the Steelers won their last three games to go 9 – 7, but the Jets got the tie-breaker. Joke teams laying down. But, there will be Karma and payback some day.

  • Joe Bibb

    Steelers fans are the biggest crybabies in the NFL! Cry me a river!!

  • Rick M

    Well out JS. The Steelers, had they made the playoffs, didn’t back their way in. They were 8-4 after losing their first 4 games and won their last 3 straight,

  • jsnine

    The refs blow as does Joe!

  • Joe Bibb

    Nobody wanted you there because you’re garbage! Plain and simple!

  • jsnine

    Tru dat SON

  • jsnine

    Tru dat !

  • Joe Bibb

    Fuck the Steelers fans! They have been getting calls their way for YEARS! Finally karma caught up to them! It’s about time!

  • Joe Bibb

    Exactly. All this crying and bitching is simply pathetic. Grow up

  • Rick M

    I guess I’m not as casual about accepting mistakes on the last play of the last game of the regular season with playoff berths at stake. If referees can’t be a little more attentive at that time (i.e. counting the number of players lined up 5 yards in front of them), there’s really something wrong.

    And yes – given the critical time when this occurred – in my mind there is a point in complaining about it – rather than just accepting that this is the way it is, and always will be.

  • Joe Bibb

    If you need 3 other teams to lose, just to make it into the playoffs, you don’t deserve to be there. Period.

  • Amy L

    I’d say no one wanted the Steelers there because they’re the only team to start as the sixth seed and WIN the Superbowl. No need to be nasty Joe.

  • Tom

    Coulda, woulda, shoulda…..I wish things would have turned out differently, but don’t see anything positive in whining like a Seahawk fan.

  • Robert Alaniz

    Need some cheese with that whine skippy?

  • Tom

    Have the Seahawks been sold and moved?

  • Joe Bibb

    How’s it feel to be on the other side for a change? Karma is a bitch!

  • Robert Alaniz

    Two blown calls that do effect agames outcome isnt crying its a fact. The head of the refs even acknowledges it so….with that being said move along troll boy.

  • Amy L

    had it been two teams going head to head for the last playoff spot, I would probably agree with you.

  • Joe Bibb

    Why would SD be punished? They aren’t the ones that needed 3 other teams to lose, just to make it into the playoffs. Stop crying like a little bitch

  • Robert Alaniz

    Look who is crying, lol Sitting in moms basement crying about Steeler fans.

    Even the Charger fan is acknowledging what he saw but you? Talk about a whiner.

  • Joe Bibb

    Stop crying. You sound like a little bitch!

  • Rick M

    I think my whining is more about the state of league officiating Tom. No team deserves to be a Superbowl contender when they finish 8-8. But all teams should expect the last play of the game to be officiated well, especially when playoff berths are riding on it.

    We’re not talking about a judgement call here. We’re talking about refs doing the job they’re supposed to do on every field goal and watching to make sure the D-line lines up properly. I don’t think that’s too much for any NFL team to ask. Cheers.

  • Joe Bibb

    Boo hoo…you fans are truly pathetic. You weren’t a playoff team and had no business even being in contention. Now go to your sofa and watch like always. I’m sure you know the way bY now! GO CHARGERS!

  • paternovem

    That call didn’t keep the Steelers out of the playoffs. Starting 0-4… losing to OAKLAND… Minnesota… Ravens by 2… Being 8-8… Steelers did better the second half but had such a hole dug, difficult to get out. A team that puts itself into a spot needing three other teams to lose, well, you get what you get.
    As far as the refs missing the call on the kick, it is another indication of the NFL making this game waaaaaaaay too complicated. I was watching a game earlier today (seattle) and the bit I saw in about a 10 play stretch had at least 4 or 5 referee huddles. The rule book is incredibly complicated for a game played at the speed it is. If having games changed in meaningful ways by the referees bugs you, then watching the NFL is not for you. I don’t get into it nearly as much as I used to. I watch, but teams win or lose, doesn’t really bother me because the refs play such a huge role. Followed closely by injuries. I’m a steeler fan but it doesn’t ruin my week like it used to when they lose.

  • Rick M

    You obviously don’t understand sarcasm, big surprise. San Diego shouldn’t be penalized in the draft, just as Pittsburgh shouldn’t be.

  • melly

    Big deal. Get back to me when a botched NFL call actually has CONSEQUENCES. This namby-pamby “we take responsibility” stuff is ridiculous. No, they don’t take responsibility, ever. Bad refs don’t get fired. Game results don’t get overturned. Sanctions aren’t levied.

    It’s a joke. They make bad call after bad call after bad call when they have instant replay! Follow the money.

  • Amy L

    Well said!

  • melly

    The point is about the officiating, not the team.

  • Rick M

    Hang on a second…one of my six Superbowl banners needs to be adjusted. That’s better. What were you saying?

  • melly

    It’ll damn sure never change when people just roll over and accept it because “that’s how it is”. That needs to change. This is a serious game with serious money riding on it. It’s not just “for fun”.

  • melly

    That makes no difference!

  • Kimmy GM

    I just heard on my local news that there is a good chance this will be re-reviwed in the A.M

  • melly

    The other side of what?

  • melly

    Oh, piss off, troll. No, they haven’t been getting calls “their way” for years. What bull.

  • melly

    That’s what Joe’s doing all over this. Someone wants this latest screw-up to just go away. TOUGH. This league is becoming grossly corrupted, like everything else, by money.

  • Amy L

    you’re right, a bad call is a bad call–or rather no call is a bad call. However, nothing will change as a result. If the outcome of the officiating had affected the two teams playing, something might have been done. And I use the word might very loosely. As it stands KC was already in the playoffs and had nothing riding on this game. The playing teams were not injured by the call or lackthereof. That is the difference. The team injured wasn’t on the field and has no right to complain (nor their fans) about an outcome of other teams’s game–or strategies as has been mentioned in other comments.

  • melly

    For the last time, this isn’t about whether the Steelers got in or not as much as it is about abysmal officiating. It’s time to stop accepting sub-par amateur hour zebras with our big-league, high-dollar game. It’s ridiculous. It’s not just the Steelers!

  • Tom

    No doubt that it’s a tough pill to swallow when officiating makes an impact on the outcome of a game. I am still mad about the onsides kick call that got botched against the Oilers in 1979.

  • Amy L

    Sounds like you have a personal problem that has little to do with the GAME of football. Yes it is a game. It is not serious, it is not life or death. Players make a lot of money to train their bodies and use their talents to entertain us. But it is just a game at the end of the day.

  • melly

    So what if “the playing teams were not injured”? The playing teams are not playing in a vacum, the outcome affects other teams. Rolling over and accepting amateur refereeing in a professional game is absurd.

  • Amy L

    well lets just get a bunch of robots on the field to officiate. Will that make you feel better? They can’t be corrupted by money. Oh but wait, what happens when it rains and they short circuit? Hmm I guess we’re stuck with fallible, corruptible humans.

  • melly

    What I have a problem with is people making excuses for ineptitude. This is not “just” a game. It’s professional sports–a multi-million dollar concern in which thousands are employed and elite athletes compete for bragging rights and millions of additional revenue in something they call “The Post-Season”.

  • melly

    With instant replay, you don’t have that excuse anymore. Sorry, try again.

  • jsnine

    HAHA good one holy shit! Good material

  • Amy L

    and yet no one will live or die because they win or lose. The only reason it’s not “just a game” is because there are people who make it more than it is. It’s a job to the players. They get rich, get some fame, and then they’re done. I work a job too, not quite as rich, don’t want to be famous, and then I’m done. If you think it’s more than that, seek help.

  • paternovem

    I agree with that. But I don’t think it’s as much an issue of incompetent officials as they are trying to apply a rule book that is all convoluted and a general mess. PI calls are random… holding is random… you look at one play, no call… few plays later, then a call on something that is like ‘what was that??’ The rulebook is the problem. Not the officials.
    When a great play happens, what’s the first thing you do??? LOOK FOR THE FLAG!!!

  • Amy L

    but if they miss it in the first place, who is going to look at a replay?

  • melly

    LOL! Yes, there are lots of people who make it more than it is. City governments, state tax revenuers, ticket brokers, arena staff who work at the stadiums. “Seek help”? Oh my god, honey, grow up.

  • melly

    Plenty of people saw it. Look, admit it, you’re making excuses for this. Why do you accept mediocrity?

  • melly

    In this case, the rules are pretty clear. And this was pretty obvious, and people saw it at the time. But the refs decided the game was over.

    Ridiculous.

  • Rick M

    Excellent point. Players seemed to get fined for just about anything (even using a cell phone after an injury on the bench). But there’s never any suspension of a referee, no matter how many bad calls he makes. His only ‘punishment’ is he may not get a playoff assignment and that’s not much of a deterrent.

  • jsnine

    Well at least I get to see the Bengals go one and done again!

  • Amy L

    LOL actually all of those things depend on good management. As far as ticket sales and local governments are concerned, arenas for the playoffs were decided before this game was played. Those employed by the Steelers franchise will still have their jobs tomorrow and Steelers fans will still buy merchandise. Actually working in the business world, I have a grasp on how these things actually work. Yes, the franchise makes more money the longer a team plays, however all expenses are paid for long before the regular season ends. But keep talking, I’m sure you can think of another reason that a bad call hurts a million people.

  • Rick M

    Counting the number of players on the defensive line when a field goal is being tried – and making sure the line is not stacked to one side – is complicated?

    I agree there are a lot of rules, but this is pretty basic. I’m not sure there is much else the refs have to do before a field goal attempt.

  • Amy L

    Because I don’t see how ruining my health by stressing over a game is productive. I have no power to change officiating, therefore I either accept it or stop watching football.

  • melly

    Obviously it’s no deterrent at all. It keeps happening! And it happens to all the teams. People need to quit rolling over and saying “oh, that’s how it is”. It doesn’t have to be that way.

  • melly

    Aw. come on! The Bengals have a better shot now, unless they end up in Denver at some point…

  • Amy L

    apparently, the people on the field didn’t see it. hmm are we back to robots?

  • Don

    Am I wrong? I thought the Packers were a 6 seed.

  • Jones

    Relevant examples, please?

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    You’re right.

  • Amy L

    Were they? I could be mistaken. I know at the time the Steelers did it, they were the only ones.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    They were the sixth seed because the bears were the division champs i remember that season very well.

  • Rick M

    You really think the Bengals will lose at home to San Diego? Don’t bet your house on it :)

    Actually I have to give the Bengals credit. They played hard today, knowing there was little chance of them getting the second seed.

  • melly

    You speak as if you’re the only one that works in the business world. As if you’re the only one who knows how it works. A bad call is taking money out of the pockets of stadium staff who could work during the post-season, and that doesn’t pay in advance. Who do you think you’re kidding?

    Seriously, get over yourself. You’re no more important than anyone else around here.

  • Amy L

    Two out of the entire NFL, I’d say both teams are fairly intimidating in the playoffs.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    6 of the last 8 superbowl champs played in wildcard weekend.

  • Don

    There must be some mistake. I thought the problem of bad officiating was over when the replacement refs were sent packing.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    Not gonna lie i kinda want to see Cincy knock off overated Rivers.

  • Amy L

    and what venues have been changed due to the bad call? I never said I was more important than anyone else. You are the one who replied to my comment, not the other way around. I have the right to voice my opinion, as does everyone else on here. I have no been angry or rude. Get over myself? I think you just became an official troll. I’m quite done with this conversation.

  • melly

    LOL! Who is stressing, again? I submit you’re as stressed as anyone else making a defense of the league and it’s abysmal, amateur playcalling in a game worth millions.

    Just think, if everyone demanded better. But no, mediocrity is perfectly fine for you in this “professional game”.

  • melly

    The hell you haven’t been angry or rude. You told me to seek professional help. Who the hell do you think you are to say that?

    What’samatter, you can’t stand to be talked back to and told you might be wrong? Cry me a river.

  • Jones

    Agreed. It’s not just a game because it’s a business. As employees, the officials need to do a better job of doing what they’re paid to show up and do.

  • Don

    I can’t see how anyone whose QB is Philip Rivers can go around complaining about others crying.

  • melly

    So for over 30 years, people have been putting up with this crap. Seriously, what is wrong with us?

  • Jones

    So the chargers don’t deserve to be there? Because that’s exactly what they needed.

    I know you’re just a troll, but I’ll humour you for a second… It’s not about “deserving”, it’s just about who makes it – whether that’s by virtue of dominant play, or by other games going your way – the teams that are in are in.

    That said, team loyalties aside, poor officiating hurts the integrity the game & the sport itself. Whether you love, hate or don’t care about the Steelers, if you like football at all, you should realize that poor officiating is bad for the sport as a whole.

  • Amy L

    I haven’t cursed at you or indicated I’m angry in any way. I offered genuine advice when you gave indications of a gambling problems “money riding on this” and an obsession “it’s not just a game.”

    You on the hand have talked down to me, swore at me, told me to get over myself, and to cry you a river.

    I could care less if you agree with me. I have every right to express my opinion and back it up.

    The only points you have made about people who may have been injured by this call, I have refuted. Again I say, what venues have been changed by the outcome of this game? The answer. None. You’re point is invalid. Had SD lost, no games would have been played in Pittsburgh. Therefore no event staff has lost income.

  • Don

    This has been quite an eventful month of officiating for the Steelers.

  • melly

    I thought you were done with this conversation?

    My point isn’t invalid. The league admits they blew this call. You, on the other hand, have done nothing but try and insinuate things about my responses and take on importance because you’re “in the business world”. Of course you have to build yourself up, to help make your “opinion” valid. You’re entitled to your opinion, nobody says you aren’t. But you haven’t proven a thing and those remarks weren’t advice. And you know it. I think you’re just not used to being challenged like this and you’re just flat-out not up to it.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Not to get off topic here, but your word usage and profile picture contradict each other and i find that pretty funny

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Stay classy San Diego

  • melly

    I could’ve sworn the Giants were a few years back (when they went on to beat the Patriots), but that can’t be right, apparently ;)

  • Don

    As frustrating as that can be, the obvious lesson is that you can’t leave it in someone else’s hands.

  • Josh Knepshield

    You come on Steelersdepot to write that garbage. Get out of your mom’s basement Joe

  • Josh Knepshield

    Seriously, stop fapping to your dad and troll with a different team Joe.

  • Josh Knepshield

    Get outta here Joe, its time for your mom to breast feed you.

  • Josh Knepshield

    You’re really hostile towards steelers fans, jealous much troll?

  • Jones

    The point I believe you’re missing (not to start an argument) is that poor officiating is bad for the sport. If it starts to look like the refs are partial or that the games are fixed, viewership & attendance will likely decline – that’s bad for everyone that makes honest money from pro football (from players to beat writers to broadcasters to municipalities to arena janitors). It won’t happen overnight, but we’re headed in the wrong direction…

  • Josh Knepshield

    I get it now. Your a Chargers fan, dude I feel sorry for you, you are the laughingstock of the AFC and get left behind every year. Im guessing Cincy 38 SD 17

  • CrazyTerry

    There as nothing comparable to what happened in SB 40. No last minute bad vcalls in the SB game. Seattle also lost by 11 and you lose the right to complain when you lose by 11. None of the seattle calls were as damaging or wrong as the TWO calls made in this KC game. The Seattle calls were more comparable to the third bad call mad ein the KC game where they decided to go with illegal contact instead of PI on SD. And Seattle whined for years. I think Steelersfans are entitled to bitch at least until next season starts.

  • CrazyTerry

    If other teams lost, then the one that didn’t lose does deserve to be there.

  • CrazyTerry

    Idiot, you can say that about any team that gets there in the #6 spot.

  • CrazyTerry

    Having a team sneak into the playoffs by 2 consecutive game changing calls is something new. Not to mention the PI call that was uncalled.

  • Amy L

    Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s terrible. But unless we’re watching different games, this stuff has been happening for years and years and years. I don’t see the point in getting upset over officiating when there is nothing you or I or anyone on this forum can do to change it. I’m not missing the point, but instead I see it as a pointless complaint. The NFL bigwigs, the officials, the sportcasters…they do what they want. The only way we can change anything is to stop feeding the machine. Are you going to skip the playoffs and the superbowl because of bad officiating in this game?

  • Amy L

    Excessive, certainly. More excessive and blatant than in previous years, maybe. But new? I’m not convinced. Too many bad calls happen all the time to call this new. yes, this was an important game for SD and for Pittsburgh (who wasn’t even on the field), but if every game isn’t an important one to the season, what’s the point?

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I think it’s all the times we beat them in the playoffs or that they got the short end of the stick on the QB in the 04 draft class

  • mlc43

    What exactly is the problem with teams actually doing what is better for them? I love the Steelers as much as the next person but lets get real here. The KC Chiefs don’t have to worry about the fate of the Steelers on little bit and to expect them to is ridiculous. They’ll do what’s best for them and that’s exactly what they should do.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    They were the 5th seed.

  • Amy L

    2012./13 Ravens 4th Seed

    2011/13 Giants 4th Seed

    2010/11 Packers 6th Seed

    2009/10 Saints 1st Seed

    2008 Steelers 2nd Seed

    2007 Giants 5th Seed

    2006 Colts 3rd Seed

    2005 Seahawks 1st Seed

    Three of the last 8 Superbowl champs were wildcard teams. Only two started as as the sixth seed. Six wildcard teams have won the Superbowl since the wildcard slots were added. The Steelers were the first to win the superbowl as the sixth seed. In the 2005/06 Superbowl, the Steelers were opposite the Seahawks and started as the sixth seed.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    i see 6 wildcard teams on that list of champs.

  • Amy L

    I don’t claim to know everything about football–hardly anything I’m sure, but I was under the impression that only the 5th and 6th seed were wildcard teams.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    No the teams that play on wild card weekend can be considered wild card teams.

  • Guest

    That’s not the way I found it listed in the stats, but I will take your word for it. :) When you read the stats it tells you that only six wildcard teams total since 1980 have won the superbowl. The first being the 1980 Oakland Raiders. But I will admit I had to google it.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    Well if we go by the hal of fame definition then youre right however that definition is very flawed because many teams that are higher seeded like the 2011 giants end up being huge underdogs against the teams they play against and thus should be considered wildcard teams. infact many teams that play in wildcard round are teams that barely win their division like this years packers and end up being seeded higher over good teams like SF. So really every team that plays in the wild card round should be considered wild card teams.

  • Amy L

    I see your point. But should be considered isn’t the same as actually is, at least for someone like me with minimal knowledge of stats and standings.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    However the stat I threw out was that 6 of the last 8 champs played in wild card round.

  • Amy L

    Touche. :) I interpreted your statement as saying that 6 of the last 8 were wildcard teams.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    It could probably happen again this year too if seattle chokes. I gave up on Peyton winning another ring long ago and i cant root for the Pats.

  • Amy L

    I would find myself living on the streets if I rooted for the pats.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    Same.

  • Amy L

    unless it’s against the Ravens. I believe it’s been decided that Tom Brady is the lessor of the two evils, but that changes on a daily basis so I’m not 100 percent sure.

  • Amy L

    dont’ have to worry about that this year though, thank goodness. :)

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    Actually id rather the ravens win a superbowl then Brady. I go by which teams threaten our superbowl record 6. Plus Brady is a smug Asshole whenever he plays us.

  • Amy L

    When it comes to the Raven vs. Brady I yield to whatever mood my husband is in at the moment. But I have to agree he’s definitely a smug SOB.

  • Kirby Hogenmiller

    Yes he is.

  • 2443scott

    just goes to show how bad it is with play calls by refs one 3 feet away calls a play one way another 30 yards away calls it diff ..hate to say it but steelers put them selfs where they are blown calls in san deigo cant change that …but the nfl will give the same crap they always do who what when where its a game people make mistakes …just the mistakes seem to always happen over and over….

  • John F. Adams III

    …and then there is the fake punt. How in God’s name did they call Wells down on that fake punt???? He was still moving forward, and had players under him. No part of his body was touching the ground other than his still moving feet and his forward progress was still moving….forward.. The ball was ripped from him and returned for a touchdown. Game over. Not challenged, not reviewed. This was the clearest example of a “fixed” game that I have EVER seen. This needs to be reviewed and once proven, eliminate both the Chargers and the Chiefs from playoff contention and both teams severely dealt with in terms of fines, draft choices and firings. Oh yeah, and Succop sucks my ass.

  • John F. Adams III

    Thanks guys.

  • John F. Adams III

    Really Joe? How about rattling off a few examples out of that stoned brain of yours. Go ahead…yeah, I thought so. Have another toke stoner.

  • John F. Adams III

    LOL…here Rick, lemme help ya when I am done polishing #6

  • r4kolb

    Joe unlike other Steeler fans I hold no anger toward you. Our fate in not making the playoffs was in fact due to our playing like garbage against weaker teams. However you really shouldn’t try to anger people Joseph. Matt 5:9

  • 20Stoney

    Joe Bibb, I don’t know who your team is, but the Steelers are obviously so far in your head, it’s sad. You might want to consider some professional help for all that anger.

  • O’Malley is a Idiot

    And Tomlin shouldn’t have been in the white zone during the Ravens game ….. KARMA is a ……… lol.

  • charles lawson

    No they can’t Kirby their is only two wild card teams and then their is four division champs,to me seeds doesn’t mean much sometimes anyway the better team isn’t always seeded higher like in 2011 the steelers were #5 seed and finished 12-4 but Denver were #4 seed finished at 8-8 and the steelers had to play at Denver because Denver won their division and the steelers were a wildcard of course it did end up meaning a lot that year,we all know what happened that year it mainly happened because of steeler injuries although i do give Tebow some credit.

  • Sam k

    Everyone is scared of the steelers playoff runs, they are the only team to go into the playoffs sixth seed and win the super bowl. twice.end of story.

  • Sam k

    Really Joe, your ridiculous. your just whining to whine. and you have nothing to back yourself up on. Just stop and go talk on a browns page.

  • charles lawson

    Watch the playoffs like always?, Joe the steelers have made the playoffs more then anybody since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 26 times and just barely missed out many other times,the steelers have made the playoffs 6 of the last 10 years and 8 of the last 13 and just missed out the years they didn’t make it except for in 2003 in the last 13 years.

  • charles lawson

    Yeah Joe we got all those calls give me some examples,yeah Joe we cheat so much, since 1970 since the AFL-NFL merger we cheated to win all those division titles (20) playoff appearances(26)winning seasons (31) non losing seasons 8-8 or better(35) that’s more then anybody plus more super bowl appearances (8) tied with Dallas and more super bowl titles then anybody with (6).

  • Bernie B Roten

    I’m still laughing about this. LOL, LOL, LOL …fini

  • Mu Fer

    Its a dumb new rule stop whining steelers just suck get over it

  • Bernie B Roten

    The steelers shouldnt go away mad. They should just go away. There are golf courses in Florida that are waiting.

  • charles lawson

    also the Steelers have made more conference championship games with(15) more then any AFC or NFC team,I guess the Steelers cheated to do that too, Joe.

  • TheDon Corleone

    All these butt sore Steelers fans need to go sit down somewhere and shut their faces.

  • MIchael

    No Kirby…there are only 2 Wild Cards, all the other 4 team are Division Champs. The WCs are the 5th & 6th seeds every year, and can never play a home playoff game.

  • Mike Minnehan

    you are an idiot joe bob have you ever watched a steelers game ?

  • HopalongCassidy

    They don’t get good TV reception where he lives in the woods.

  • dennisdoubleday

    It is pretty clear that the heavy push from the kicker’s left caused him to shorten his follow-through, which resulted in the push right, so I would say the illegal formation did affect the play.

    With the season on the line, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Chargers ST coach instructed his guys to line up illegally on the chance they would get away it, and they did.

  • ND_Steel

    Nice rant John! If forward progress was stopped, and it was, it was BEFORE it became a scrum and the rest of the Chargers pushed him and pulled him forward TO INCLUDE PULLING HIS HELMET OFF IN THE PROCESS (that wasn’t done by anyone on KC). He was either a) short of the first down, or b) stripped of the ball for the TD. That was the most bogus call I’ve seen in a long time without even much of a discussion. Succop f*’ing sucks just kinda rolls off the tongue though doesn’t it? No excused for missing a 41 yd FG, they’ve become practically automatic. We’ve taken it up the a$$ this year and stand to again come draft day…what an f*ing joke…

  • Adam Caruthers

    Okay so I’m going to say something hear that if this would of happend right the Chargers wouldn’t of had to worry about this game. Back in week 1 when we played the Texans and lost by a field goal well they where going to punt but nooo apearently we hit the longsnapper bull fucking shit if we did, we barely hit the bitch ou watch all the punts and kicks the ls are getting beat to hell. But no that gave them a fresh set of downs on a blown call so please quit complaining potato couch refs, because shit happens and Chargers sore alive and going to win the Super Bowl darkhorse baby.