The main storyline is that the Kansas City Chiefs overcame a 17-point deficit to pull off a one-point victory over the Las Vegas Raiders in their Week 5 Monday Night Football game.
However, there are other interesting subplots to the main narrative, starting with Davante Adams‘ violent gesture toward a camera operator.
There’s also Chris Jones‘ questionable roughing the passer penalty late in the second quarter.
An argument can be made that the three-time Second-Team All-Pro member made a clean sack on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
Luckily for the Chiefs, it had little effect on their 14-0 third quarter and limited the Raiders to only nine second-half points.
But sports media personality and The Volume podcast network founder Colin Cowherd had something to say about that call.
That was just a complete disaster. Officially worst call I’ve ever seen. Period. Not debating it. Awful.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) October 11, 2022
Cowherd tweeted, “That was just a complete disaster. Officially worst call I’ve ever seen. Period. Not debating it. Awful.”
Jones came from behind and bear-hugged Carr for the sack.
On the flipside, game officials argued the ball was already out when Jones made contact.
Replays showed that Jones forced the ball out of Carr’s hands.
The League Deals With A Roughing The Passer Controversy
What can be seen as a botched call could be forgotten if it happened once in an NFL week.
However, there is a valid concern because of another controversial roughing the passer call, this time on Atlanta Falcons defensive end Grady Jarrett.
Jarrett’s violation was more costly since it happened on third down, and the Falcons were trying to overhaul a six-point deficit.
In a post-game interview, he made the suggestion of being able to review roughing the passer calls on the booth as well.
Therefore, the league must address this matter before it becomes a growing concern.