No one was happy, in keeping with the game’s theme.
Or on second and 10, when Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was knocked down. He flung his hands at the ground in frustration after no flag emerged and continued an animated conversation with members of the officiating crew.
Two more scuffles followed when the Rams got the ball and then, when the Redskins drove into Rams territory as the final minutes ticked away, receiver Josh Morgan hucked the ball off cornerback Cortland Finnegan and earned a 15-yard personal foul to wipe out the first down.
The final, inexplicable act of chaos fit the game: unhinged.