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Zac Taylor offers his take on Super Bowl officiating

Zac Taylor in a hat

Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor held his tongue about the officiating following his team’s loss in Super Bowl LVI.

The Bengals were victims of a controversial late penalty that helped extend a Los Angeles Rams drive until they scored the go-ahead touchdown. In spite of that, Taylor was not willing to blame the officiating for the loss. Instead, he praised the game and said the contest had been well-officiated.

Sure, Taylor probably does not want to get fined. He may also realize that his own team really got away with one earlier in the second half.

On the other hand, the referees had been letting the players play for much of the game, and things seemed to tighten up significantly in the final two minutes. Taylor could have pointed that out, but he probably felt it was best not to.

Photo: Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor before playing against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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