Refs missed false start by Chargers lead to Steelers loss
During the 1st quarter of Sunday night game, the Pittsburgh Steelers were out for a 13-0 lead. The right tackle for Chargers Sam Tevi moved prior to the snap and Philips Rivers scored deep to the player Travis Benjamin going for a great 46-yard score.
Previously a missed call over a false start that went this bad during the NFL game caused an official to lose his job during the season’s Super Bowl Era. T.J Watt Steelers linebacker was right in the field along with Mike Tomlin, the coach for Steelers towards the sideline beside each other. It was beyond imagination that the officials missed out a fairly easy call. Suddenly, all thanks to a missed call, the game grew up to a well-played 13-7 score board. This missed call became huge as the end of the game approached when the opponent Chargers stormed right back in for a well-planned 33-30 win during the final game play.
Michele Tafoya, the reporter for NBC sideline mentioned that she enquired Tomlin regarding the missed call for a false start during the halftime to which he briefed that the officials admitted to have missed the call. However, Tomlin refrained from elaborating details of the issue.