NFL Twitter Erupts After Officiating Crew Try To Favor Tennessee Titans Against Pittsburgh Steelers

Published 12/20/2021, 4:48 PM EST


Tennessee Titans visited Heinz Field Sunday to face the Pittsburgh Steelers for their Week 15 matchup. The game ended with a 19-13 score in the favor of the Steelers. The game was crucial for the Steelers to win since any loss for them would simply result in elimination from the playoffs race.

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Although at one point late in the game, it looked as if that hope will be diminished, because of incompetent officiating. Late in the fourth quarter of the game when the timer had just seconds to go, QB Ryan Tannehill tossed the ball over to Nick Westbrook, who fell a few inches short to make the first down.

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Refs favoring Tennessee Titans against the Steelers

Although it seemed as if the referees tried to turn the game other way round. But it was because of the benefit of instant replay the Steelers tasted the sweet poetic justice in the nick of time. Even the Titans head coach Mike Vrabel called out for a replay which didn’t go in his favor.

However, it was very much clear as to whose play it was and any incorrect decision by the refs would have erupted the Heinz Field. People on Twitter who couldn’t unsee how much the Titans were being favored by the officials gave the same reaction. Even Kansas City Chiefs star running back Darrel Williams reacted to it, accusing the refs of “tryna cheat for the titans.”

The Pittsburgh Steelers are very much alive in the playoff race

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In the end, it was the Steelers who emerged with a much-needed victory for them to stay alive in the league. And now they currently secure the bottom-most spot in the very competitive AFC North table with a 7-6-1 record so far this season. The 8-6 Cincinnati Bengals currently lead the league. The 8-6 Ravens and 7-6 Browns follow them.

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The 9-5 Titans on the other hand remain the No. 2 seed AFC team just below the Kansas City Chiefs. And are very much prepared to enter the playoffs after the remaining three games of the regular season.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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