The Eagles dominated the Chiefs early but folded on defense in the second half. The worst moment came with under two minutes to play in a 38-35 loss to Kansas City in Super Bowl LVII.
A game for the ages had several big plays, but the outcome will be marred by a late 3rd down holding penalty on Philadelphia cornerback James Bradberry with 1:54 left in the fourth quarter.
Fans were not the only ones upset about the late-game defensive holding call that helped the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday’s Super Bowl at State Farm Stadium.
“Way to f–k up a great game,” a former head coach said, per Mike Sando of The Athletic.
“Terrible! Not one holding called all game!” a game-management coach told Sando.
“Late flag tells me the K.C. sideline called for it,” an NFL executive added.
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The penalty gave the Chiefs a first down and set up the game-winning field goal in the closing seconds. The Eagles did not have enough time to do anything.
Referee Carl Cheffers defended the call after the game. Even Bradberry admitted he was at fault.
If the man who committed the penalty says it was holding, then it should be left at that. It was a great game that just ended on the right call, which was equally terrible.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.