Andy Reid criticizes offsides call late in AFC championship, which kept Patriots alive

Ryan Hannable
January 21, 2019 - 2:02 pm
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The Chiefs were less than six inches away from beating the Patriots and going to the Super Bowl.

With just over a minute left and the Patriots trailing by four, Tom Brady's pass intended for Rob Gronkowski went off his hands and was intercepted, but Chiefs defensive end Dee Ford was called for offsides, thus negating the pick.

When speaking Monday afternoon, Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters officials should have alerted Ford he was offsides.

"Normally, you're warned and the coaches are warned if somebody is doing that before they throw it in a game of that magnitude," Reid said, via NFL Media's James Palmer. "But they did. And he didn't waste any time doing it. He didn't wait until the interception to throw it. He had his hand on the flag right from the get go and he saw it from his angle and he thought it was the call."

Reid also seemed to take a jab at the NFL's overtime rule where if a team scores a touchdown they win and the opposing team doesn't even get to touch the ball.

“First you have to be a good coin flipper, if not then you got to get a stop," he said.

The Patriots will now play the Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta Feb. 3.

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