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The Chargers Made The Playoffs Over The Steelers Because Of This Horrible Missed Call


The San Diego Chargers barely sneaked into the NFL playoffs… but they don’t necessarily deserve to be in. They eked out an overtime win over a team of scrubs wearing Kansas City Chiefs jerseys, but they should have been called for a penalty when Chiefs Ryan Succop missed a field goal to win it at the end of regulation.

Nice job, referees.

So, sorry Pittsburgh Steelers fans, you should probably be in the playoffs. He probably wouldn’t have missed twice.

(At least Mike Tomlin isn’t getting fired. These guys are.)

UPDATE: A reader, Zack, pointed out that the Chargers may have been screwed out of a win back in Week 1, and you know what, his argument is pretty good.

Exhibit A: week 1, MNF, Chargers v Texans. SD defensive tackle Cam Thomas was penalized for unnecessary roughness on a field-goal attempt in a loss. The call eventually led to four extra points for Houston yet was deemed incorrect by the NFL.
Because of the missed called, the Texans got a fresh set, scored a TD and would eventually go on to win by three points…huh…sound familiar?!
A blown call on a field goal resulting in a win for the other team by only three points?!?

So, if you are arguing that the Chiefs should have been able to get another kick and it would have gone through (because of course kickers can’t miss twice), then you must ALSO argue that the Texans blown call should not have been and that the Chargers had just as much of a chance to go on an win that game as the Chiefs should have been able to go on and win there game.

AAANNNNDDDD….if that is true, then in fact the Chargers would have walked into week 17 v the Chiefs at 9-6, not 8-7, and would have in fact been playing for 10-6 rather than 9-7. If this is the case then the whole “the Steelers should be in right now” argument is even more screwed because even with a Chargers loss, they end at 9-7 and STILL beat all three of the other teams sitting at 8-8.

He is right that this happened. The NFL admitted it was a bad call. However, there was still almost a full quarter left in the game, so the Texans could have still won. But they would have been down 11 instead of 7, and they would have had a significantly smaller chance of winning. They pulled off a pretty crazy comeback, even when given that bad call.

So, pretty good argument, I must say.

Conclusion: NFL refs suck.


  • jz

    The steelers have no right to complain about “no calls”. They got what they deserved. Remember that time tomlin decided he would go onto the field to stop the runner himself or the time against the bengals where they made an illegal hit on the punter which should have negated the touchdown. Both plays could have been the difference in the game and both were admitted to not being called when they shouod have. This is the same type of situation that happened in KC v Chargers game. Steelers deserve the spot they are in. No exuses.

  • Erroneous Monk

    Funny. I always had the impression that people from Pittsburgh were tough and not whiners.

    The formation had nothing to do with Succop missing that kick. Yes, the penalty should probably have been called, which would have given him a second kick. Would he have made it? Maybe. Probably. But he missed it once, so who knows?

    The Steelers aren’t in the playoffs because they didn’t win enough games. They’ve benefitted from bad calls in their favor. Every team has. Every team has also had bad calls against them. Or lack of calls. NFL refs do a great job overall, considering all the elements and rule changes that they have to be aware of at every moment. But they miss things and that’s just part of the game. The Chargers played some kickass football this season. Better than the Steelers, overall. They beat the Chiefs before. They beat the Broncos at Denver, which nobody expected, including die-hard Chargers fans. The Chargers are a better team this year than the Steelers. How do I know? Because they’re in the playoffs, suckas!

  • Lad Pikl

    Fuck the cheating chargers just cause they choked against Houston don’t make it right cheating Sunday.Those baby chargers would be pissed if they got there playoff spot stole by the refs fuck em they don’t deserve to be there .Hope the 49ers kick there cheating ass if they get lucky and meet in the big game cheaters

  • shula

    it’s their you ignorant TOOL….and I bet you didn’t become a 49ers fan til 2010….Cheaters? why don’t you ask the Hawks how they feel about that….Chargers have had calls against them for how many years?

  • Lad Pikl

    If your a charger fan ass why are you calling yourself shula um.Talk about ignorant.Ass my girlfriend likes seatlle.ass so they had some bad calls so has the whole NFL teams what makes you so special.If your sure your right forget it

  • Lad Pikl

    If your a charger fan ass why are you calling yourself shula um.Talk about ignorant.Ass my girlfriend likes seatlle.ass so they had some bad calls so has the whole NFL teams what makes you so special.If your sure your right forget it

  • 49ers rule

    Shula you should call yourself aircoreyell ass pH oney bolt fan.Miami lover

  • 49ers rule

    Shula Miami loverfake charger fan you love Miami.we beat them to loser

  • Chargers

    Noone cheated, it was a legal formation last year and teams have been lining up in it all year long INCLUDING the Steelers, and they were not called for it either.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bc6HzWmCIAAbIRi.jpg

    Are the Steelers cheaters too? No, there is no cheating here, what we have here are refs that failed to do their job. Even if they did give him another try he could have missed, been blocked and returned for a TD you have no clue what could have happened, stop being a homer. Also the title of this article is extremely misleading.

  • michael gabriel

    steelers won 8 games out of 8 loses,no fair.chargers cheated because of seven players when they only suppose to have six players on field,the chargers don`t deserve to be in wildcard spot,the NFL totally screw up

  • michael gabriel

    RIGHT NOW THE PITTSBURG STEELERS DESERVED TO BE IN THE SUPERBOWL XLVIII WITH SEAHAWKS,AND THEY DECIDED TO FUCK THE NFL WRONG AND MESS UP THE PRO BOWL REALLY,BRONCOS DON`T DESERVE IT EITHER,THE FUCKING CHARGERS RUINED EVERY GAME,THE CHARGERS WILL LOOSE ALOT OF FUCKING NFL PLAYERS AND CHARGERS WILL SUCK BY THEN SEEING WHAT THEY DID DAMN I`M RIGHT 100%

  • michael gabriel

    YEAH U GUYS ARE FUCKING CHEATERS OF THE NFL OF DUMB IDIOTS CHEATING CHARGERS YOU BEEN CUAGHT DOING SO,THEY SHOULD HAVE NEVER CALLED IT MADDEN 25 REALLY A FUCKING LAME EXCUSE FOR PUTTING GAMES ON PS 4,WASN`T SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN THAT U FUCKED UP

  • Michael Vernon Gabriel

    IN MY BOOK CHEATERS ARE LOOSERS

  • REVI

    IF I TYPE IN ALL CAPS IT MUST BE TRUE. Learn to type while you cry about your little loss Loser. Steelers = Cry babies.


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