Rex Ryan and the rest of the Buffalo Bills were furious at how the Walt Anderson's officiating crew handled the final moments of the first half that appeared to cost the Bills a chance at a more manageable field goal.
The Bills ended up losing 31-25 to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. Buffalo had a chance at the victory but Tyrod Taylor's fourth-down pass into the end zone in the closing seconds fell incomplete.
Buffalo would have only needed a field goal to tie the game at that point if the end of the first half had been handled differently.
Ryan said it was "ridiculous" that Seattle's Richard Sherman was not called for unnecessary roughness when he crashed into Buffalo kicker Dan Carpenter as he attempted at 48-yard field goal. Sherman was instead called for offside and after some confusion and a Buffalo penalty Carpenter missed a 54-yard attempt on the final play of the half.
At halftime, the Senior VP of NFL officals tweeted out that the call should have been handled differently.
At the end of the half in #BUFvsSEA its unnecessary roughness for hitting the kicker. Foul means he can stay in the game.
— Dean Blandino (@DeanBlandino) November 8, 2016
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