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Ben Maller: The Refs Affected the Outcome of the AFC Championship

AFC Championship - Cincinnati Bengals v Kansas City Chiefs

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While all of the attention is on Bengals DE Joseph Ossai for the late hit on Patrick Mahomes, which did deserve a flag, Ben Maller points out that the NFL referees still played a big part in the Chiefs winning the game and making it to the Super Bowl.

Ben Maller "The Chiefs and Bengals are separated by millimeters and all it takes is a non-call here or a non-call there to tip the scales and that's what happened in this game...the officials were guilty of malpractice, intruding on the outcome of the game. Think of this as the autobahn. A great official is like a really good driver on the autobahn, you never notice they're there."