A game-altering penalty.
That’s how Greg Olsen of Fox Sports activities described what occurred with beneath two minutes to go in Tremendous Bowl LVII. With the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs dealing with a third and eight on the Philadelphia Eagles’ 15-yard line, and the sport tied at 35, Patrick Mahomes dropped to throw. He regarded to attach with extensive receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.
The cross fell incomplete, and it regarded as if the Eagles had held the Chiefs, and the sector objective group would come onto the sector.
However that’s when the flag fell for defensive holding.
Right here is the decision. Once more, you be the choose:
Right here’s one tackle it:
Clearly little or no restriction on this, and the uncalled DPI within the 1Q was a bit extra restrictive. Arm does come round, and we agree w/Mike Pereira that we do not have the angle the official had for a possible jersey tug. Given what I see, this is able to be one to cross on pic.twitter.com/VPvCXMrSz7
— Fᴏᴏᴛʙᴀʟʟ Zᴇʙʀᴀs (@footballzebras) February 13, 2023
Given the recent set of downs, the Chiefs had been capable of run down the clock, setting the stage for Harrison Butker to place the Chiefs forward with a brief discipline objective with simply eight seconds remaining.
A desperation closing play for the Eagles fell nicely quick, and the Chiefs had been certainly victorious.
It’s value noting that on Wednesday, throughout his yearly “State of the NFL” press convention, Commissioner Roger Goodell made the case that officiating within the NFL was the most effective it had ever been. A assertion that many met with a raised eyebrow, or extra.
Replace: Right here’s what Bradberry mentioned after the sport in regards to the penalty.
For individuals who did not like the decision on James Bradberry, this is the phrase from the person himself:
— Mike Giardi (@MikeGiardi) February 13, 2023
Followers — and gamers — all over the world questioned the decision:
Softest holding name I’ve seen in a while. May cost a little a group a Tremendous Bowl.
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) February 13, 2023
That’s a fully disgraceful holding name at this spot within the Tremendous Bowl. Embarrassing to name it.
— Pat Gallen (@PatGallenCBS3) February 13, 2023
Two tremendous bowls in a row with crimson zone third down holding penalties late within the recreation
— Jake Liscow (@JakeLiscow) February 13, 2023
An all-time basic Tremendous Bowl, however in all probability, the holding name on the finish would be the primary subject of dialog within the days, and weeks, to observe.
Virtually like final yr, as famous by D.J. Reader:
Hmmm these holding calls on the finish of superbowls are loopy.
— Dj Reader (@Djread98) February 13, 2023