DeAndre Hopkins Calls Out Refs For Critical Penalty On Isaiah Simmons On Cam Newton Hit (TWEET)
The decision to hit Cam Newton as he was going out of bounds was not a good one by Arizona Cardinals rookie linebacker Isaiah Simmons.
With 56 seconds left in a tie game and the New England Patriots holding the ball on their own 32-yard line, Cam Newton converted on a critical first down with a scramble on 3rd-and-13.
Newton was well on his way out of bounds when Simmons came in and leveled him. He got flagged for a personal foul, giving the Patriots 15 more yards and placing them in field goal range.
Nick Folk converted from 50 yards out as time expired and the Cardinals lost 20-17.
After the game, DeAndre Hopkins called out the refs for the flag, but would quickly delete it.
The Cardinals are now 6-5 on the season.