Kansas city Chiefs coach Andy Reid rip refs after Bills upset Chiefs: ‘It’s not what we want for the NFL’

The NFL will reportedly review Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and coach Andy Reid’s criticism of referees following Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the league will look at the comments due to there being a “long-standing policy against questioning the integrity of the referees.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on The Pat McAfee Show on Monday (around the 5:19 mark) that Mahomes and Reid could potentially be facing fines:

Mahomes told Bills quarterback Josh Allen the call was “f–king terrible” during their postgame meeting on the field and continued to rip officials when talking to reporters.

“I’ve played seven years [and] never had offensive offside called,” Mahomes said at his postgame press conference. “That’s elementary school [stuff] we’re talking about. There was no warning throughout the entire game. Then you wait until there’s a minute left in the game to make a call like that? It’s tough. Lost for words. It’s tough. Regardless if we win or lose, just the end of another game and we’re talking about the refs. It’s just not what we want for the NFL and for football.

“What you want as a competitor is you practice all week to go out there and try to win, and you want it to be about your team and that team and see what happens. You don’t want to be talking about this stuff after the game. I’m not worried about if there was a flag on the next player or whatever, not a flag. I want to go out there and play and then see what happens at the end, see what the score is, and then I can live with the results.”

Referee Carl Cheffers defended the call after the game, saying Toney was so far offside that the call was blatant.

“Ultimately, they are responsible for wherever they line up,” referee Carl Cheffers told reporters. “No warning is required, especially if they are lined up so far offsides where they’re actually blocking our view of the ball. We would give them a warning if it was anywhere close, but this particular one is beyond a warning.”

The Chiefs scored a 49-yard touchdown on the play when Travis Kelce lateraled a completed pass to Toney, who raced into the end zone. The score would have put Kansas City up by at least three points with 1:13 remaining.

Instead, the Chiefs turned the ball over on downs three plays later and dropped their second straight game.