Rip move in football and NFL rule explained as Chiefs were not penalized for holding onto the game-winning drive against the Bengals

Rip move in football and NFL rule explained as Chiefs were not penalized for holding onto the game-winning drive against the Bengals

Here is an NFL rule that explains why the officials were right to not penalize the Chiefs for holding on to the game-winning drive against the Bengals, know the meaning of the rip move in football

There have been some controversies around the AFC championship.

The NFL is the most enjoyable sport in the United States. Hence, there have been some ongoing controversies regarding the Kansas City Chiefs vs the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC championship. Over the past 24 hours, several contentious calls (and no calls) have dominated the conversation in the football world.

In a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead, the Kansas City Chiefs advanced to their third Super Bowl in four years. Patrick Mahomes’ last-second run resulted in a 15-yard penalty for Joseph Ossai, who hit the Kansas City quarterback after he ran out of bounds, and Harrison Butker’s game-winning field goal.

Rip move in football and NFL rule explained as Chiefs were not penalized for holding onto the game-winning drive against the Bengals in the AFC Championship

What has been the controversy?

Numerous fans and NFL analysts have hypothesised that Orlando Brown Jr. of the Chiefs’ offensive line avoided being penalised for a hold on Trey Hendrickson during Mahomes’ scramble.

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However, Nate Tice of The Athletic pointed out an intriguing regulation known as the “rip motion” that would help to explain why Brown Jr. wasn’t flagged on the play.

On Twitter, Tice described the rip move.

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Fans of the Bengals won’t feel any better after reading this justification. The “Intentional Grounding” penalty on Joe Burrow during Cincinnati’s final drive was one of numerous other contentious officiating gaffes that cost the Bengals the game.

One of the most upsetting ways to have your season end is to lose the championship game on a last-second field goal. The Bengals now must watch the Chiefs play the Philadelphia Eagles on February 12. They were just one or two bounces away from earning their second consecutive AFC Championship.

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The battle of the NFL Super Bowl

Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will compete in the NFL championship game as they have won the NFC and AFC championship respectively. The top seeds in each conference, who both finished the regular season with records of 14-3, will compete for the NFL championship on February 12 in Arizona.

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