5. Bills vs. Texans (2020)
Houston narrowly defeated the Bills in the 2020 AFC Wildcard Game, but Buffalo felt aggrieved. They knew that the referee made a garbage call that turned the game on its head. The Bills faced a third-and-nine in overtime when the officials flagged Cody Ford. They unnecessarily cited him for an illegal blindside block because he didn’t do anything wrong. Meanwhile, Bills QB Josh Allen had scrambled for four yards.
Games are won by the finest of margins but the officials potentially robbed the Bills. What could have been a 56-yard field goal attempt turned into a Texans’ win. In 2021, NFL Senior VP of Officiating Training and Development Walt Anderson revealed in a training video that it was the wrong call (via New York Post). But somebody should tell Ford this because the NFL fined him $28,000.