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

Chicago Bears - Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Chicago Bears, Cassius Marsh
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The Chicago Bears were robbed again with this taunting call on Cassius Marsh

As a Chicago Bears fan, we had to witness Aaron Rodgers run to the sideline after a touchdown and scream and taunt fans that he still owns them. That was not enough for a flag by the way since it was directed towards the fans. However, apparently what happened last night by Cassius Marsh was horrendous enough that a taunting penalty was called after he sacked Ben Roethlisberger to create a fourth down that would have resulted in a punt.

Instead, the taunting penalty allowed the Steelers to gain enough yards and kick a field goal. Should the defense have stopped them again? Maybe. However, this call once again directly impacted the game in a way that now the Chicago Bears have lost four points earlier on a bad call and now gave the Steelers three points on a bad call — a full seven-point swing in Pittsburgh’s favor.

Here is a post-game interview that Tony Corrente gave to Adam Hoge of NBC Sports:

Hoge asked him about the low blocking call on James Daniels and the taunting penalty on Cassius Marsh. Both responses come across as Corrente being aggravated that he has to answer these questions in my opinion. I understand that defending a call like these can be difficult, but that is the job of an NFL referee and this is not the first time Corrente’s crew has been called out for shoddy referee work. Not to mention, the answers are less than satisfying. Maybe a sky judge is needed in the NFL?