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Holiday catchup: Refs blew call twice in Chargers-Chiefs game

I watched Sunday as things fell into place for the Steelers to make the playoffs.

Then the refs blew it.

Twice, in fact.

They missed a call on an illegal formation in the Chargers-Chiefs game. If they make the call, the Chiefs get a chance to kick the winning field goal again.

That seemed to be the big news.

I didn't see a lot of news on the fumble.

The refs mysteriously blew a whistle, to signal the end of the play, on a fake punt by the Chargers in overtime. The Chiefs, however, insist they forced a fumble and no whistle was blown. If the play would have stood, the Chiefs would have gotten the winning TD in OT.

Oh, well.

It's not sour grapes.

The Steelers put themselves in that position by losing to teams they had no business losing to.

Hopefully, they'll be able to retool in the offseason.


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