Leave it up to the NFL officials to ruin a great play for the Tennessee Titans.
Everybody knows snow games are more fun. Too bad the referees decided to make it about themselves again. Per usual, they ruined a cool play, like the Titans blocking Mason Crosby‘s field goal try on the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field. The shame in it all was they picked defensive back Joshua Kalu to be the sacrificial lamb of this most egregious offsides penalty. This was awful.
they called this an offsides
— Slightly Biased (@BiasedSlightly) December 28, 2020
How does one tell if somebody is offsides in a snowstorm?
The blocked kick was for naught, as the Green Bay Packers got five yards closer to the first-down marker on the next play. You could tell that the Titans defense was livid to be screwed out of an awesome special teams play. So how do we know this? Because the Tennessee defense and its terrible pass rush drove NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers into the turf to get the ball back.
The Packers are creeping ever closer towards home-field advantage in the NFC. While the Titans cannot get it in the AFC, one more victory gets them their first division title since 2008. Though Green Bay took early control in this game, Tennessee would finally get points on the board in the ensuing possession after this horrendous botch job of an offsides call by the officials.
Swallow the whistle when you have no idea where the line of scrimmage is in a snowstorm.