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'Bulls--- like normal': Cardinals coach Bruce Arians rips NFL officiating after Seahawks game

Posted: 10:08 PM, Oct 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-24 20:33:41Z

Following Sunday night's bizarre 6-6 tie game between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium, Cards coach Bruce Arians took the time to rip into the NFL's officiating.

In particular, Arians was frustrated with the fact that no penalty was called on Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner for not once but twice making contact with the Cardinals' long snapper during field-goal attempts.

The first incident occurred in the first half, as Wagner blocked Chandler Catanzaro's attempt. Catanzaro missed the second one on his own with four minutes remaining in overtime -- a kick that would have given Arizona the win.

"He touched him. Did you see it? Didn't he touch him? It sure looked like it to me, but it was not ruled that way. Same with the last one. He definitely touched him," Arians said after the game.

"I'm sure I'll talk to the league and we'll get some kind of explanation that's bulls--- like normal."

NFL senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino, as well as the man who formerly held that job, Mike Pereira, both said the first play was legal -- although both have yet to comment on the second play.

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