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Neutral zone infraction on Chiefs’ Dee Ford led to small change on Wikipedia entry

Chiefs LB Dee Ford on crucial offsides call: ‘I gotta see the ball’

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford said he's gotta see the ball on the crucial offsides play that negated what would have sealed the AFC Championship for the Chiefs, who lost in overtime to the New England Patriots 37-31 on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.
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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford said he's gotta see the ball on the crucial offsides play that negated what would have sealed the AFC Championship for the Chiefs, who lost in overtime to the New England Patriots 37-31 on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

For a brief few seconds, Chiefs fans celebrated after their team appeared to clinch a spot in Super Bowl LIII.

The Chiefs held a four-point lead with under a minute to play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Patriots when Tom Brady threw an interception that seemed to secure the victory.

Unfortunately for the Chiefs and their fans, Dee Ford was called for being offside (or neutral-zone infraction, if you will) and the Patriots ended up scoring a touchdown. Although the Chiefs tied the game, they lost 37-31 in overtime.

Here is a screenshot of Ford lining up offsides:

Someone made a change to Wikipedia to reflect Ford’s mistake:

Local and national NFL observers (and others) commented on the mental mistake:

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From covering the World Series to the World Cup, Pete has done a little bit of everything since joining The Star in 1997. He writes about baseball and has a quirky blog that augments The Star’s coverage of area teams.
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