Many fans said that was an obvious pass interference and are unsure as to why the penalty wasn't called. Cormier, a Louisiana native and Saints fan, pretty much echoed the internet with his take on the play (via Twitter). Nearly everyone inside the Superdome, including Robey-Coleman, expected a penalty.
After the game, Payton twice spoke on the phone with the NFL's head of officials Alberto Riveron, who admitted the referee "had messed up" the call.
The team hasn't won an National Football League title in Los Angeles since 1951, well before the Super Bowl era. Los Angeles has already been installed as the underdog, which should came as no surprise since New England will be making its third straight appearance and fourth in five years. I guess New Orleans vs Kansas City doesn't sound as sexyI'm so salty right now! In both cases, it was the visiting teams coming out of the games with punched tickets to the Super Bowl.
The conference championships are set to take place Sunday, Jan. 20 ahead of February 3's Super Bowl LIII, with the top two teams in each the AFC and NFC conferences going head to head. When Charles Woodson tackled Tom Brady and caused the fumble, I got out of my seat in the old Foxboro Stadium press box and shouted: "We won!"
The controversial missed call in question happened in the 4th quarter, with about 1:45 left in the game.
Sparked by that gutsy call, the Rams finally came to life offensively and drove into position for the first of four field goals by Zuerlein.
LeBron cleared to practice after missing next two games
Steven Adams delivered another productive showing, but the Oklahoma City Thunder can't shake their recent losing struggles. G Raymond Felton was called for a technical foul in overtime while on the bench. "Things like backdoors, small things".
The Patriots marched down the field on their next drive to re-take the lead on a 10-yard run on a 4th-and-1 play by running back Sony Michel.
Benson also called for changes to be made so that such a mistake never occurs again.
It's a safe bet the Saints fan wasn't thrilled with the officiating during the loss.
"Overtime, on the road against a great team", Brady told the AP.
Their 11 Super Bowl appearances are the most ever.
The Who Dat Nation left today's NFC Championship game in total heart-break as the Saints fell to the Rams 26-23 in overtime.