It feels like a fan base says this every week, but the Bears can certainly say it with confidence that they got completely screwed out of a win on Monday Night Football.
The Bears had a touchdown taken off the board on Monday Night Football when Chicago’s James Daniels was flagged for an illegal low block on Pittsburgh’s T.J. Watt. Referee Tony Corrente made things much worse with his explanation on it.
“The new rule this year is there should be no contact below the waist to any player outside of the tight end box. And this player initiated low contact to a player outside the tight end box,” Corrente said.
He was also asked about the taunting penalty on Cassius Marsh and the hip check he gave him.
Marsh accused official Tony Corrente of “hip-checking” him moments before Corrente flagged Marsh for taunting in the fourth quarter of Chicago’s 29-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.
“On my way to the sideline, I got hip-checked by the ref. It’s pretty clear,” Marsh said after the game. “If I was to do that to a ref or even touch a ref, we get kicked out of the game and possibly suspended and fined. I just think that that was incredibly inappropriate.”
Corrente denied that the contact contributed to the penalty being called.
“No, not at all,” he said. “I didn’t judge that as anything that I dealt with.”
“That had nothing to do with it,” Corrente reiterated. “It was the taunting aspect.”
Corrente penalizing the Bears extended Pittsburgh’s drive, to which they ended up getting a crucial field goal for a few plays later.
The Bears were penalized 12 times for 115 yards in the loss.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.