Patrick Mahomes' fiancee Brittany Matthews unloaded on the officiating crew following the Kansas City Chiefs' 34-31 loss to the CIncinnati Bengals. The refis seemingly missed a crucial false start penalty during the Bengals' final drive that resulted in a game-winning field goal.
The REFs DO NOT want us to win — Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne8) January 2, 2022
Like do not, let’s make it a little more obvious — Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne8) January 2, 2022
TOTAL BS — Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne8) January 2, 2022
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid wasn't happy with the officiating either but he didn't want to comment too much and risk a fine.
We just basically got screwed, that’s all??♀️ — Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne8) January 2, 2022
"I'd like to comment on each one, but I don't want to be fined," Reid said in his postgame news conference.
Fiancee Matthews again defends Mahomes
Matthews is one of Mahomes' most vocal supporters as she often tweets during games -- especially when she feels the refs are screwing Mahomes and company.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys also weren't happy with the officiating in their game. The Cowboys suffered a 25-22 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on their home field. "If you look around the league, this isn't just the first time it's happened," linebacker Leighton Vander Esch said.
"There's other games around the league that have been dictated by, I don't know if it's incompetence or what it is, but it don't make sense to me. I feel like it's not hard to fix that, especially if it's so blatant on the field and it's so obvious, why someone up top is not radioing down and be like, hey, get this right.
That's not hard. That's just the ethics of the game -- getting it right. Like hey, you made a mistake here. Fix it. Here's the right call." Vander Esch is having a hard time understanding how the Cowboys are getting constantly screwed.
"I just don't understand how with the technology we have nowadays, even if we don't have timeouts or whatever it may be, to call a freaking challenge and challenge it. It's so obvious," Vander Esch said.
"Certain things are so obvious in the games that refs are messing up, why they aren't fixing it. It doesn't make any sense to me. To me, we're playing more against the refs than we are the other team. That is what it is.
... It's been multiple times this season." Vander Esch wasn't the only Cowboy that spoke against the refs. "Playing against the refs again, like usual, it seems like an every-week occurrence," said Randy Gregory, who had an animated discussion with an official as he walked to the locker room at halftime. "We just have to tune that out and just deal with it."