Chicago Bears were robbed by the referrees on multiple calls vs the Steelers

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Chicago Bears, Matt Nagy
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Let me preface this with the fact that I would normally not blame the referees for an outcome of a game. Bad calls and no calls seem to go both ways throughout the full four quarters of each game, but something about last night was just different. Although the Chicago Bears did not do enough in the first half to win that game, they came out and played well in the second half outside of a few letdowns here and there on both sides of the ball.

At halftime, the score literally felt like 54-3 but luckily for the Bears, it was only 14-3. Justin Fields finally started to see some help from his receivers and tight ends. With just over nine minutes left in the third quarter, the team drove down and scored to bring the game within four points — or so they thought. Another penalty was thrown on Chicago who proved once again how undisciplined they were yesterday. However, this time, the call was absurd and never should have been called.

The Chicago Bears lose a game to the Steelers and the Refs on Monday night

Tony Corrente and his team threw a flag on James Daniels for making a low block outside of the tackle box on T.J. Watt. There are two things wrong here. One, Daniels never actually made contact with Watt on the play, and two, he was inside the tackle box. The flag never should have been thrown, but the penalty negated a touchdown on third down and the Chicago Bears had to settle for a field goal. Again, they had multiple attempts to score and did not, but the flag was egregious either way.

For a more detailed explanation of the low blocking rule outside of the tackle box that was called on James Daniels, fast forward to the 1:53 mark on this video. There is an explanation here of the taunting rule too, but let’s be honest, the rule is not working and needs to be changed. I know that it will not happen this season, but this rule change is sucking the life and emotion out of the game.