Tom Brady reacts to crucial non-touchdown call against Chiefs: 'It doesn't happen very often'

A dejected Tom Brady with a tightly wrapped throwing arm wouldn't blame the referees for his team's loss against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. 

The New England Patriots quarterback was asked about his apparent touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver N'Keal Harry in the fourth quarter of the 23-16 loss that was negated due to an official calling Harry out of bounds about three yards short of the goal line. 

Replays clearly showed that Harry did not step out of bounds, but New England didn't have a challenge flag available to throw after challenging a different touchdown that was taken away by officials on the previous play. Referee Jerome Boger later revealed that a second official couldn't see the Harry play due to being blocked by defenders. 

"It doesn't happen very often," Brady said after some hesitation when asked about the botched call. "It happened. We still had a chance, and wish we could have scored there at the end."

Harry retweeted several videos of the play as well as two photos that appear to show him keeping his feet in bounds. "The show goes on," he said in a tweet accompanying the images. 

The loss to the Chiefs effectively removed the Patriots from contention for the No. 1 seed in the AFC, though the team remains in first place in the AFC East. New England next plays the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15. 

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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 08: N'Keal Harry #15 of the New England Patriots is called out of bounds as he runs towards the end zone during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the game at Gillette Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 08: N'Keal Harry #15 of the New England Patriots dives for the end zone pylon during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the game at Gillette Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Harry was ruled out of bounds at the 3-yard line. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry runs for the goal line after catching a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass.The play was not ruled a touchdown. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 08: N'Keal Harry #15 of the New England Patriots dives for the end zone pylon during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the game at Gillette Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Harry was ruled out of bounds at the 3-yard line. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 08: N'Keal Harry #15 of the New England Patriots dives for the end zone pylon during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the game at Gillette Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Harry was ruled out of bounds at the 3-yard line. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry dives for the pylon after catching a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. The play was not ruled a touchdown. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
FOXBORO, MA. - DECEMBER 8: Side judge Jonah Monroe #120 watches as N'Keal Harry #15 of the New England Patriots dives into the end zone but the play was called out of bounds during the second half of the NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 8, 2019 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
FOXBORO, MA. - DECEMBER 8: Side judge Jonah Monroe #120 watches as N'Keal Harry #15 of the New England Patriots dives into the end zone but the play was called out of bounds during the second half of the NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 8, 2019 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeals to down judge Patrick Holt that wide receiver N'Keal Harry had scored a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Harry was ruled out of bounds before he crossed the goal line. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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