Twitter and everyone who watch saw the referees screw the Buffalo Bills in real time.
Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal clearly fumbled the football after not being downed by the Buffalo defense. He had the ball ripped out while he was trying to fight for extra yardage. Buffalo recovered the fumble, but the referees were blind and made one of the most egregious officiating errors you will ever see. How did no one in New York do the right thing and overturn this?
This has to be one of the worst blown calls in the NFL playoff history
This was not one of those plays where it was up for discussion. The fumble was obvious, as was the clear recovery by the Buffalo defense.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) January 9, 2021
This was not ruled a fumble by the Colts' Zach Pascal. pic.twitter.com/Viihte89ci
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 9, 2021
Indianapolis would keep possession, leading to a Philip Rivers failed Hail Mary as time expired. Buffalo held on to beat the Colts 27-24 to advance to the AFC Divisional round.
The ref crew responsible for reviewing the colts fumble pic.twitter.com/yiFziJvjEQ
— Ineetop Ahngad, PhD (@lacranium) January 9, 2021
How did New York not see that needed to be reviewed? If Bills didn’t have a timeout, the game would have proceeded with the Colts keeping the ball.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 9, 2021
Perhaps the officials did not want to see Rivers’ illustrious playing career end on a play like that?
— Dave @ BIGPLAY (@BIGPLAY_dave) January 9, 2021
NFL trying to figure out how they can call this inconclusive and let the Colts try and send it to OT
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) January 9, 2021
POV; you’re the Refs from the Bills vs Colts game pic.twitter.com/HpYX0DNt5I
— 𝙈𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨 (@MindlessEdits) January 9, 2021
What the case was, the NFL officials cannot look themselves in the mirror and say the did a good job after this botch-job of a blow call.
Then again, this is same officiating crew that thought Rivers completed a pass down the sidelines that T.Y. Hilton did not catch, as well as an interception in the end zone by the Colts defense that thankfully was overturned. This was a bad day for the zebras.
How can anybody miss a call this egregious and feel good about themselves?