Andy Reid on Chiefs penalties: I’d like to comment, but I don’t want to be fined

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The Chiefs lost 34-31 in Cincinnati on Sunday and they were flagged for 10 accepted penalties on the way to that final score.

That number includes an illegal hands to the face penalty on cornerback L'Jarius Sneed that allowed the Bengals to run the clock out before the game-winning field goal, but it doesn’t include an offsetting holding call on the previous play that would have gone down as a failed fourth-down try by Cincinnati.

After the game, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was asked about the penalties.

“I’d like to comment on each one, but I don’t want to be fined,” Reid said, via Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star.

The loss knocks the Chiefs out of first place in the AFC heading into the final week of the season, so it’s no surprise that there’s some bad feelings from Reid about penalties that helped make his team’s path back to the Super Bowl more difficult.

31 responses to “Andy Reid on Chiefs penalties: I’d like to comment, but I don’t want to be fined

  1. I hate teams complaint about refs but it happens. It wasn’t the refs that blitzed on 3rd and 27…. That said, when the winning teams qb acknowledge ls the bad calls clearly there were bad calls.

  2. There were a lot of questionable calls that only went one way.

    The Refs seemed to be spotting the ball favorably for the Bengals on many plays as well.

    Guess the Vegas money was working.

  3. Out of curiosity, why can’t coaches comment on bad calls? Are we to believe they don’t happen? All it does is make the game that should be played on the field, look like its scripted….

    Congrats to Cinci on winning the north. I despise Baltimore and Cleveland.

  4. Hats off the JaMarr Chase that was a performance for the ages….but when the winning QB in his on field…post game interview says ” we got some calls”…well you kind gotta think the refs played a BIG part in the outcome of this game.

  5. A coach who does not cry over penalties. Or is afraid to because of fines. Kudos to Andy, because he knows his team got beat today fair and square. There were many questionable calls in this game. Absolutely the best game I’ve watched this year!!!

  6. As a Browns fan, I apologize to the chief fans. Because the Browns would benefit from a cinci loss, so that ain’t happening. NFL refs are horrid. The legal betting has already changed everything. Look for refs retiring this year. They’re the ones on the take.

  7. Quit the whining about the refs! Every time Mahomes threw an incompletion or something didn’t go the Chiefs way, he was throwing his arms out to the side and acting like he simply couldn’t believe they didn’t get the call. Bengals had a bad PI call against them. It seems like the Chiefs were holding on several plays that they weren’t called on. It’s called imperfect officiating. And it happens every week to EVERY team. Quit blubbering about it!

  8. Bengals got some key calls no doubt but the chiefs were a product of those calls. That secondary was handsy all day on the bengals receivers, they simply couldn’t cover them. Bengals made the plays especially in the second half. They deserved this win.

  9. Joe Burrow is the league’s new fair-haired child. Sorry Pat; you know better than most that dubious calls favor the preferred market.

  10. After these last four seasons, Chiefs fans have no business talking about bad officiating.

  11. Like the Chiefs have never benefited from bad calls or lack of calls. Their cornerbacks constantly assault and mug receivers and only rarely get called for penalties.

  12. Andy’s response was appropriate for the way the game was called. Keep your money Andy

  13. Only whining little babies complain about the refs. Every single game every week is the same just forget about it.

  14. We need to just remember that the NFL is now involved in the gambling market and the outcome of games is directed. A lot of questionable and “missed” calls in several games – Raiders/Colts, Chiefs, etc. The NFL officiating is now more fixed than WWE. Time for Congress to mandate officiating oversight outside of the league’s gambling interests.

  15. Wow, when was the last time Cinci made the playoffs? As giddy as their fans are it must’ve been decades. Poor guys, credit them
    for hanging in there.

  16. The personal foul call on KC on the tackle after the Chase catch was a good call, considering the defender nearly suplexed him out of bounds. The calls on the goal line are always tickey tack. If KC’s defense could have stopped Burrow and Chase, they win.

  17. The NFL should be embarrassed by the officials this game. Chiefs returned a kickoff for a td then some late BS holding penalty was called! Heck, even ROMO was commenting on how horrible the refs were.

  18. Almost every close game has a few questionable calls. Holding and pass interference can be called on nearly every play. The NFL has had an officiating problem for nearly as long as the league has played. It’s doubtful it’ll ever get fixed.

  19. There is NFL fixing going on. Vegas looms large in the officials calls and non-calls. Not calling holding on one team while nailing the other team is where they get their payoffs. Those who deny it are full of crap. It is what it is.

  20. Losers always whine about officiating. Bengals got a bogus PI that led to a KC touchdown. KC was grabby all day, and routinely held on offense. The Refs aren’t why you lost. They didn’t surrender 447 yards and 4 TDs to Joey B. Yall just underestimated the Bengals and expected an easy W. Welp. You found out. No excuses.

  21. You say it was a “failed fourth down attempt” but on the literally one replay that was shown even Romo commented it looked like Mixon got in and it would need to be reviewed but the offsetting penalties wiped that out.

  22. Losers always whine about officiating. Bengals got a bogus PI that led to a KC touchdown. KC was grabby all day, and routinely held on offense. The Refs aren’t why you lost. They didn’t surrender 447 yards and 4 TDs to Joey B. Yall just underestimated the Bengals and expected an easy W. Welp. You found out. No excuses.
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    I think the Chiefs totally bought into the Ravens’ false narrative that the Bengals aren’t good and just got all those yards against practice squad players. So the Chiefs decided to single cover Chase. Thanks for the false media hype, Ravens. It helped us out. Now the Chiefs continue it by implying that the Bengals aren’t that good but just got help from the refs. So keep it up as far as I’m concerned. It’s helping the Bengals.

  23. 1- Early in the game there was a bad PI call on Jesse Bates that extended a TD drive for the Chiefs.
    2- Definitely some calls that helped Cincinnati out a lot, especially bailed out Taylor’s atrocious play calling on those goal line plays at the end of the game (also the line of scrimmage mysteriously moved back 1/2 yard after one of those penalties)
    3- Chiefs would have nothing to worry about if they played a little prevent on that 3rd and 27 instead of blitzing. Mind boggling defensive strategy there.
    4- Every team wins and loses games on bad calls during the season. Only way to stop it is to blow the other team out.

  24. If DBs keep grabbing guys they can’t cover, eventually they’ll get called for it – even if they play for the Chiefs.

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