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Following the Bears’ loss to the Steelers in Week 9, the NFL officials have come under fire after some poor officiating that went against Chicago. There were numerous calls and non-calls that had an impact on the game, which had many calling out the league.
Bears head coach Matt Nagy told reporters Monday that he had a discussion with the NFL about some of the questionable calls and non-calls that went against Chicago in their loss to the Steelers.
“It was good to be able to talk to them and just listen to where they’re at,” Nagy said. “I do appreciate their honesty going through it. And now what I need to do as a coach is go through it with our guys and just explain how things went and then also understand the rules.”
According to NFL Network, the league privately admitted they made some errors with “at least three critical calls and non-calls” in the Bears’ loss to the Steelers.
The three mentioned by Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero included the flag thrown on a phantom low block on James Daniels, who was inside the tight end box and never hit T.J. Watt, as well as the missed roughing the passer call on Justin Fields and the Steelers lining up offsides on Cairo Santos’ 65-yard field goal attempt at the end of the game.