Baltimore Ravens fans claimed the NFL rigged the Kansas City Chiefs’ win on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. The Ravens fell at home to the defending Super Bowl Champions on a day the NFL’s likely MVP, Lamar Jackson, struggled to put points on the board.
There were a few questionable calls
However, the Ravens had a few calls go against them that caught many fans off guard. The Ravens’ defense was flagged for two critical penalties on the Chiefs’ final offensive drive of the first half, allowing Kansas City to score a field goal before halftime. Video showed an unsportsmanlike penalty on the drive could have also been called on Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
The Kansas City Chiefs received a few favorable calls
Another video surfaced in the fourth quarter of a costly interception thrown by Jackson. The video shows a member of the Chiefs bumping Ravens wide receiver Isaiah Likely before the ball was intercepted.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 28, 2024
Baltimore Ravens fans call the game ‘rigged’
Ravens fans felt those calls cost them a chance of winning the AFC Championship in a game where the final margin was a touchdown.
However, the Chiefs were penalized twice on the final drive of the first half. One of the flags negated a touchdown. The Ravens also had a Zay Flowers’ fumble at the goalline that cost Baltimore a touchdown.
Here are the best takes of Ravens fans calling the game rigged.
— Ethan (@FireZacTaylor17) January 28, 2024
Refs coming off the bench.
— ChipsNdips (@chips_ndips) January 28, 2024
Ok NFL is rigged.
That's like 5 pass interference not called on the chiefs.
— unbutton for Sutton (@broncosbebad) January 28, 2024
Isaiah Likely getting tackled and there being 0 flags is why fans think the game is rigged for the Chiefs. HOLDING OR ILLEGAL CONTACT AT THE LEAST. There’s no way not a single flag was thrown there. Do better NFL. That’s terrible in favor of the Chiefs again
— £4Z¥ $C0TT (@ECScott4) January 28, 2024
The NFL is rigged! Chiefs were HANDED this game!
— The Analyst (@analyst4sports_) January 28, 2024
Kelce should've gotten penalized not Van Noy
— Greaseracer (@greaseracer) January 28, 2024
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