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.