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Tony Dungy Criticizes NFL Officiating Following Ravens’ Win Over Bengals

Super Bowl Champion Coach Takes Issue with Phantom Calls and Controversial Penalties

Written & Drafted By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 17-November-2023, 11:10 AM EST.

Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy expressed dissatisfaction with the officiating during the Baltimore Ravens’ 34-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. In a post on X, Dungy highlighted concerns about specific penalties called on Bengals players and emphasized the potential impact on the game.

Phantom Calls Stir Controversy

Dungy raised eyebrows by asserting that the officiating would have dominated discussions if not for the unfortunate injuries sustained by Joe Burrow and Mark Andrews. He criticized a penalty called on Bengals cornerback D.J. Turner II and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., stating, “Phantom calls were a problem both ways!”

Tony Dungy observes the scene after the Pittsburgh Steelers secured a 23-18 victory against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on September 24, 2023, in Las Vegas. (Chris Unger/Getty Images)

Game Overview

The game between the Ravens and Bengals witnessed a total of 18 penalties, with each team incurring nine penalties. Cincinnati accrued 78 yards in penalties, while Baltimore faced 110 yards in penalties. Despite the challenges, the Ravens managed to secure a 34-20 victory.

Player Reactions

Bengals safety Jordan Battle acknowledged the questionable calls but emphasized the team’s focus on their performance. “We can’t play the refs. Just keep going out there, keep pressing guys,” he said. The sentiment was echoed by other players who stressed the importance of maintaining faith in their abilities despite unfavorable calls.

Zay Flowers runs
Zay Flowers, #4 of the Baltimore Ravens, carries the ball against Mike Hilton, #21 of the Cincinnati Bengals, during the first quarter of the game at M&T Bank Stadium on November 16, 2023, in Baltimore. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Previous Criticisms by Tony Dungy

This isn’t the first time Dungy has criticized officiating. In 2019, he took issue with the rule allowing coaches to challenge pass interference calls, expressing concerns about its impact on game dynamics and fan perception. The option was eventually discontinued at the end of the season.

NFL Investigation

The controversy surrounding the game extends beyond on-field issues, as the NFL is reportedly investigating the Bengals’ injury reporting practices in light of Joe Burrow’s ailment. Additionally, a deleted X video is under scrutiny.

Zac Taylor yells
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor responds to a delay of game call against the Baltimore Ravens during the third quarter of the game at M&T Bank Stadium on November 16, 2023, in Baltimore. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Tony Dungy’s critique of officiating in the Ravens-Bengals game adds to the ongoing conversation about the role of referees in the NFL. The league faces scrutiny not only for on-field decisions but also for the handling of injuries and digital content. As the discussion unfolds, fans await further developments and potential adjustments to ensure fair and transparent officiating in future games.

Reference 
This Article is written on the basis of Fox News Report


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About the authorShafeek Ahmad is a freelance writer passionate about business and entrepreneurship. He covers a wide range of topics related to the corporate world and startups. You can find more of his work on Howtobeaspoonie.com.

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    Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.

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Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.
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