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The Bengals settled for a field goal on their second offensi

BLOG_POSTED_BY seestyle seestyle     Aug 15    
The Bengals settled for a field goal on their second offensive drive of the game. However, many believed Cincinnati should have hada first-and- Pat Tillman Jersey goal opportunity after the officials appeared to mi s a defensive penalty against the Chiefs.Cincinnati had the ball on the Chiefs' 14-yard line when Joe Burrow threw a second-and-10 pa s to Tee Higgins in the end zone. Higgins gotfree from cornerback Rashad Fenton, who was in hot pursuit of the big-bodied receiver.INJURY UPDATE: Fenton couldn't catch up, so he grabbed Higgins' right arm, forcing the receiver to attempt a one-handed catch. Higgins nearly Andy Isabella Jersey managed to grab the ball,but he ultimately couldn't reel it in.Tee Higgins got held on this play, no call by refs Ted Budd (@TedBuddy8) The officials didn't throw a flag on the play despiteFenton's clear contact withHiggins. That put the Bengals in a third-and-10 situation instead of having a first down at either the Chiefs' 9-yard line, had the officials called defensive holding, or at the Chiefs' 1-yard line had the referees called defensive pa s interference.MORE: The non-call proved costly. Kyler Murray Jersey The Bengals attempted another throw into the end-zone on third-and-10, but Ja'Marr Chase was unable to make the catch through some contact.On 3rd & 10, Burrow incomplete to Chase .. FGA coming up 0 7 Q1 Ss 24/7 (@Sports_24x7_) As a result, the Bengals had to settle for a field goal that cut the Chiefs David Johnson Jersey ' lead to 7-3 instead of getting another chance to tie the game. The Chiefs would extend their lead to 14-3 on the next drive.MORE: That the officials, headlined by Bill Vinovich,were reluctant to call a penalty on the Higgins catch shouldn Maxx Williams Jersey 't be a major surprise. Vinovich's crews called the fewest penalties in the NFL during the 2021 regular season, at just 175. Their mark of 10.9 penalties per game was one fewer than the 11.9 average of John Hu sey's crew, which called the second-fewest penalties per game.