Las Vegas Raiders fans are convinced Arizona Cardinals wide receiver A.J. Green’s game-tying two-point conversion wasn’t a catch.
Kyler Murray and the Cardinals were down 16 points against the Raiders, but the star quarterback led a brilliant comeback which included two touchdowns and two two-point conversions. The last of those two-pointers came on a throw to A.J. Green, though some Las Vegas fans think he dropped the ball.
On that angle, it’s tough to tell. But separate slow-motion replays looked indecisive, to say the least.
Had the play been called a drop on the field, perhaps it would have stayed that way. But given the call on the field, there was no way the officials were going to overturn the play.
Raiders fans think A.J. Green dropped game-tying catch
Now, Raiders fans are calling rigged, which is ironic because they play in Las Vegas. In the competitive AFC West, every game is important.
Even though this isn’t a divisional game, the Raiders cannot afford to lose games to teams they ought to beat. A blown lead against the Cardinals is consequential, especially when the Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated.
There were many more where that came from.
Green is a stable veteran, so he gets the benefit of the doubt. Given the sketchy replays, however, it’s easy to see where Vegas fans are coming from.
Later in the game, of course, the Cardinals would win in overtime on a scoop-and-score fumble. Arizona came close to dropping the ball before a walk-in touchdown, however.
This play was also reviewed, and eventually upheld.