For the second straight game, the New England Patriots were involved in a controversial play that went in their favor in a game that had playoff implications.
On Sunday, WR Kelvin Benjamin caught and scored a touchdown with mere seconds left in the first half that would’ve secured the team a 4-point lead going into halftime. Instead, the play went up for review and the touchdown was overturned, forcing the Bills to kick a field goal instead.
By the time the game ended, the play had no difference in the final score as it turned into a blowout, but that didn’t matter to Jerry Hughes following the game.
The Buffalo Bills DE could be heard screaming that the Patriots paid off the refs to help them during this game as well as other games
As Bills DE Jerry Hughes entered the locker room after Sunday's loss to New England, ESPN cameras captured him saying, "Somebody in Boston got the refs on the payroll. Y'all paying them big money out here. Still ain't gonna win, though." Hughes was… https://t.co/mjmKdr9JtL
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) December 24, 2017
Despite the terrible call, the Bills still lost by 21 points.