Referee Brad Allen and his crew suspended and withdraw from officiating NFL upcoming matches after controversial no call on Patrick Mahomes pass

The final minutes of the game between Kansas City and Green Bay were marked by controversy. Between penalties called and not called by the referees, the game ended with a 27-19 victory for the Packers, while the Chiefs continued trying not to be sore losers.

With 1:09 left, Kansas City had one last chance to force overtime. However, a couple of referee decisions determined the course of the match.

The first was a penalty against Green Bay defensive back Jonathan Owens for hitting Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes out of bounds when the replay showed that the hit was legal.

The second was a pass interference call by Packers safety Carrington Valentine against Kansas City receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling that the referees did not call.

Both teams have strong opinions regarding the referees’ actions, which coincide to a large extent with those of fans and analysts.

In a press conference after the game at Lambeau Field, Mahomes considered that Valentine may have arrived “a little early” on the play with Valdes-Scantling. “But at the end of the game, they (the referees) are letting guys play,” considered the signal-caller.

“I’m kind of about that. I’d rather (have) you let the guys play and let the guys win on the field, but it’s hard,” Mahomes admitted. He also noted, “I can’t be wanting a flag. I have to try to go out there and win the game myself and with the rest of my teammates.”

Valdes-Scantling, for his part, is not so resigned. He claimed that after the play, he asked the referee why he didn’t call the penalty, but “He didn’t even acknowledge me.”

The Chiefs receiver said, “I was trying to get the ball and ended up on the ground. I don’t know what they saw, but I tried to catch it and didn’t have an opportunity.”

“We can’t blame this thing on anyone but ourselves,” was tight end Travis Kelce’s brief statement despite the poor referee performance.