With two minutes left in the first half Bills CB Nickell Robey was flagged for pass interference on a play down the middle of the field when it appeared that Robey was trailing the Chiefs’ intended WR Jason Avant. The penalty cost the Bills 25 yards and set up 1st-and-10 for the Chiefs at the Buffalo 41-yard line. One play later Kansas City was in the end zone on a 41-yard pass play from Alex Smith to Jeremy Maclin. What was unfortunate was it was the same officiating crew that called him for pass inteference in Week 7 in London on a 3rd-and-15 play at the Jaguars 47-yard line that kept a Jacksonville drive alive, which led to the game-winning touchdown two plays later.
“I didn’t like it again,” said Robey. “Again I think it was a bad call. We’ll see Tuesday. I’ll see the film and I’ll see if it was pass interference. I didn’t think it was pass interference. I felt there was some contact, but I wasn’t holding him or anything. I was running down the field and I looked up for the ball, stuck my hand out and did the best I could. I felt the ball was overthrown actually. They had a different opinion about it. So again I was disappointed about the call, but just had to keep playing football.”
Terry McAulay’s crew flagged the Bills for 10 penalties in the Jacksonville game and flagged Buffalo for nine more penalties on Sunday in the loss to Kansas City.
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