The Cleveland Browns on Sunday fell victim to what many feel is one of the worst rules in sports, and the play came at a horrible time.
Trailing the Kansas City Chiefs 16-3 with less than two minutes remaining, Cleveland put together a strong drive that looked like it was going to end with a touchdown. Instead, Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins fumbled while trying to dive for the goal line. The ball went out the side of the end zone, resulting in a turnover and a touchback for the Chiefs.
— Justin Groc (@jgroc) January 17, 2021
The fumble probably should not have stood, however. Replays appeared to show that Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen committed a personal foul by lowering his helmet to initiate contact with Higgins. CBS rules analyst Gene Steratore said the officials should have called a penalty.