The New England Patriots lost an extremely rare home game against an AFC foe on Sunday night, falling to the Kansas City Chiefs, 23-16, in Foxboro.
The game was not without controversy. There were several questionable calls during the contest, including a couple of big ones that went against the Patriots.
A blown fumble call cost New England a touchdown. A missed pass interference penalty on the Patriots’ final drive had Gillette Stadium erupting in yells.
Let me guess, this was a “bang-bang” play. pic.twitter.com/tFZqlUe72Z
— Patriots SBLIV 🇺🇸 (@PatriotsSBLIII) December 9, 2019
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had a not-so-subtle comment on the officiating following the loss.
“You know, a lot of other circumstances in the game, no point talking about those,” Belichick said. “Hopefully we have a lot of football left and see if we can back on track and that is certainly all there is to it.”
Belichick isn’t the kind of coach to publicly criticize the officiating at a press conference, but he got his point across with the comment above.
New England dropped to 10-3 with the loss on Sunday. Kansas City improved to 9-4.