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Patriots

New England Patriots fans weren't fond of the refs during Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and for good reason.

The officials cost the Patriots a touchdown on not one, but two plays in the second half. The first blown call came on a fumble by Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce that was scooped up by Pats cornerback Stephon Gilmore and could have been taken to the house for a New England TD.

For whatever reason, the refs whistled the play dead and ruled Kelce down by contact. They later reversed the call as Kelce clearly fumbled on the play, but the damage was done.

On the ensuing drive, Patriots rookie wide receiver N'Keal Harry had what again should have been a touchdown but was wrongfully ruled out of bounds. You can watch that play below:

These were critical blown calls during another game in which the Patriots offense needed all the help it could get. Instead, New England falls to 10-3 on the season and its home winning streak ends at 21.

The Patriots will look to get back on track next Sunday when they visit the lowly Cincinnati Bengals.

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