Bears fans livid with refs after several missed calls in first half benefit Packers

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The refs did not do any favors for Justin Fields on Sunday.

Late in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Bears rookie quarterback appeared to think he had a free play on a third-and-7 from the Green Bay 47-yard line when a Packers defensive lineman moved before the ball was snapped.

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Fields took a deep shot into the end zone thinking he had a free play, but he overthrew the ball and Packers safety Darnell Savage Jr. picked the ball for an interception.

Just one problem: the refs never threw the flag for offsides, so the interception stood.

Heck, the Packers did not even celebrate because they thought it was coming back.

The no-call certainly had major consequences as it not only halted a Bears drive that began from their own 15-yard line, but the Packers took the ensuing possession all the way down field for a touchdown to tie the game up at 7.

There were a couple other calls in the first half that the refs missed that went against the Bears as well, including a face mask Aaron Rodgers committed as well as a missed unnecessary roughness on Fields.

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The refs also did not grant a timeout to Fields after he signaled for one.

Needless to say, Bears fans were not happy with the officiating in the game.

However, it has not been all pro-Packers from the refs.

Green Bay had a touchdown called back on a questionable offensive pass interference call, which led to the Packers settling for a field goal.

So, perhaps it has all evened out? Although most Bears fans would probably argue otherwise.

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