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NFL Admits They Missed Big Penalty During The Playoffs

Tyreek Hill makes a reception.

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 09: Wide receiver Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs turns up field after catching a pass on a fourth down play late in the second half against the Baltimore Ravens on December 9, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

This Tuesday, the NFL held its Annual League Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida. At point during the event, the NFL released a statement on the Bills-Chiefs game from the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

The NFL claims Tyreek Hill should've been penalized for taunting because he gave the Bills' defense the peace sign before reaching the end zone for a 64-yard touchdown.

"NFL just said taunting should have been called on Tyreek Hill last year for giving peace sign to Bills defense. So Tyreek will be encouraged not to do that after his 99-yard TD catch and run against Bills next season," Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald tweeted.

Last season, the NFL made taunting a point of emphasis when it came to officiating.

NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent announced earlier this month that there’s an agreement among league decision-makers that the 2021 standard for taunting penalties should remain in place for the 2022 season.

“We have to stand on sportsmanship,” Vincent said, via ESPN. “That was universally in agreement. … But there are areas we need to clean up.”

Unfortunately for Tyreek Hill, he'll need to be cautious of when to use the peace sign next season.