Buccaneers vs. Falcons (2023)
Fans openly accused the officials of taking bribes during this game. One fan tweeted: “I’ve never seen a game like this Falcons game. The refs have to have the Bucs’ money line. Three defensive holding calls on 3rd downs only reason the Bucs have points. This is brutal.”
The teams combined for 14 penalties before the end of the second quarter. Tampa Bay was on the wrong side of eight of these and it felt like the officials didn’t want them to do anything. It was one of the worst overall refereeing displays ever and the fans had a right to feel aggrieved (via Pro Football Network).