NFL says Titans weren't offsides on blocked kick

Tennessee Titans defensive back Joshua Kalu (46) blocks a 52-yard field goal attempt by Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker (7) on the final play of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 35-32. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WIBW) - The Kansas City Chiefs final attempt to force overtime on a field-goal came short after the Titans' Joshua Kalu blocked the field goal. Online commentary from fans asserted that Kalu was offsides before the snap of the ball.

“I felt like I jumped it perfectly,” Kalu told the Tennessean, “and even then I was just like, ‘Please don’t let me miss.’ And I’m looking at the ball and I hit it with my left hand, and I guess the rest is history.”

The NFL Officials responded to the potential controversy. Al Riveron, the NFL's senior vice president of officiating, said in a video that Kalu was lined up legally before the snap. Riveron went on to say that Kalu moved at the same time that the ball was snapped. Therefore, it was a legal jump off the line and a clean block.