Controversial Offside Calls by NFL Referees in Crucial Game Moments

The NFL has recently seen a surge in penalties on offensive players, especially during crucial times. The most recent incident was when Jason Kelce’s false start cost the Philadelphia Eagles the game against the Seattle Seahawks. Denver Broncos offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz was also offside on a fourth-and-goal play in the third quarter, which negated a touchdown. Additionally, Kadarius Toney was offside and cost the Kansas City Chiefs the game against the Buffalo Bills. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged that the officials are correct to call these fouls, highlighting the difficult job they have. Kelce admitted that he had been warned previously about moving the ball forward on multiple occasions. Last season, there were 284 offensive offside calls across the league. So far there are only 224 this season, but the recent trend of these calls could push that number up. Peyton Manning suggested that the rule should be changed to prevent such incidents.