NFL Latest: Refs overturn original call on coin toss

BY foxsports • January 16, 2016

The Latest from NFL wild-card games Sunday. (All times EST)

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NFL referees might need to work on their coin tosses in the offseason.

At the AFC division playoff game Saturday between Kansas City and New England, referee Craig Wrolstad flipped the coin, and it was tails - which the Chiefs had called.

But, Wrolstad turned to the Patriots players and said, ''You win the toss.''

One of the Kansas City players then shouted that the Chiefs had called tails - and Wrolstad quickly corrected himself. Kansas City had, indeed, won the toss and deferred the opening kickoff.

The Patriots were involved in a coin flip-related controversy in Week 16, when they lost to the Jets 26-20 in overtime. Bill Belichick told his team to kick if it won the coin toss, which it did. But there was confusion when Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater thought New England could choose the direction in which the team could kick.

- Dennis Waszak in Foxborough, Massachusetts.


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