There’s some controversy early in the Chiefs-Chargers Thursday Night Football game.
On 3rd and 4, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw up a deep ball to wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the second quarter that was intercepted by Chargers safety Nasir Adderley. The interception was called back due to an illegal contact penalty on Chargers cornerback Bryce Callahan.
Fans noted how ridiculous the call was considering Callahan was pushed to the ground on the play by the Chiefs wide receiver.
Bryce Callahan gets tossed to the ground and he gets the illegal contact ball to bail out a horrible throw by Mahomes. Got it.
— Bolt Beat (@BB_Chargers) September 16, 2022
how is this a penalty on the defense??? pic.twitter.com/6QOffS5jj4
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 16, 2022
The Chiefs were able to score on the drive due to the penalty and Chargers fans weren’t happy.
Patrick Mahomes stays alive and sidearm passes between two Chargers defenders for the TD 🤯🔥pic.twitter.com/iPxUp8pQS5
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) September 16, 2022
refs cheating already lmao that was not illegal contact #chargersvschiefs
— Sore Winner (@doodieTRK) September 16, 2022
Was a terrible call on that “ illegal contact “ 😂😂😂 clown refs keeping it close
— tstarr ⭐️ (@PFFStarr) September 16, 2022
Bailed Mahomes out of a nasty pick https://t.co/2r64Iopqrv
— 🦈 (@1skydweller) September 16, 2022
oh this is a horrible call https://t.co/FcelDqlD59
— big unc (@coachr1ch) September 16, 2022