NFL Referee Exposed for Potential Bias Against Chiefs

Adam Taylor McKillop
An NFL referee has been exposed for potential bias against the Kansas City Chiefs.
An NFL referee has been exposed for potential bias against the Kansas City Chiefs. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Kansas City Chiefs escaped NRG Stadium in Houston, TX with a gritty overtime win over the Houston Texans. Kansas City's win kept them firmly atop the AFC standings with a strong 11-3 record and a great opportunity to grab the No. 1 seed in the conference come playoffs.

Sunday's win was no easy task, especially thanks to the officiating of Carl Cheffers. Week 15 was yet another incident of Cheffers displaying some potential bias against the Chiefs when he failed to throw a flag on Maliek Collins obvious roughing the passer penalty.

Some quick research from FanSided's Preston Farr exposed Cheffers for his suspicious track record against Patrick Mahomes and his squad.

According to Farr's research, 21.9% of Kansas City's total penalties have occurred in 14% of their games thus far (the two officiated by Cheffers).

He added that this now marks the second season in a row in which Cheffers' crews penalize the Chiefs at the second-highest rate in football. Keep in mind, Andy Reid and his squad play one of the cleanest versions of football in the entire NFL. Through Week 15, the Chiefs pick up the 6th-fewest penalties per game.

They average just 5.1 per game. On Sunday, Cheffers and his crew flagged Kansas City a total of 10 times.

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