Saturday night was not a good one to be a home team in the NFL Playoffs, with both the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams falling while the favorites to go through to the Divisional Round.
And the Chiefs, in particular, lost in pretty devastating fashion, by throwing away a big half-time lead to a Tennessee Titans side that nobody thought had any chance of winning.
It turned out that the Titans were helped by one of the Chiefs players on their way to victory and advancing further into the post-season. That Chiefs player? Darrelle Revis, whose lack of effort may have cost the Chiefs everything.
There is going to be a fair amount of finger-pointing at various people after this game, with fans looking at Andy Reid and the offense for their lack of execution. But Revis has now given them another scapegoat.
That is because, on the Titans' game-winning play, where Derrick Henry managed to break free for an all important first down, Revis potentially had the chance to stop the running back - and didn't.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News posted videos of the play to his Twitter account that show Revis slowing down and showing no real effort whatsoever.
"Look at No. 24 Darrelle Revis on Derrick Henry's game-clinching run. Gave up on the Chiefs most important play of the season. What an embarrassment," Mehta wrote in the accompanying tweet.
Are we 100% sure that Revis would've been able to get to Henry and make a first-down stopping tackle? No, we can never be completely sure of that. But the fact that he slowed up and wasn't clawing and scratching and doing everything possible to try and keep his team's Super Bowl chances alive are tough to take.
Darrelle Revis will be very lucky to be a Chiefs player next year. The fans in Kansas City may see to that.
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