What a tough loss for the New Orleans Saints!
In a late drive during the NFC Championship Game, Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis was clearly interfered with during a pass play, along with helmet to helmet contact, but was a no call by the NFL officials.
This no call of pass interference against Robey-Lewis for the hit on Tommylee Lewis which could potentially rob the Saints of a Super Bowl appearance is exactly what’s wrong with the NFL pic.twitter.com/cXAp1jyTH1
— Horrible Officiating In Sports (@exposingallrefs) January 20, 2019
In the end, the Los Angeles Rams used that blown call, and a late Drew Brees interception, along with a field goal in overtime earning their spot in Super Bowl LIII. Let’s use the term ‘earning’ loosely!
During the postgame press conference, head coach Sean Payton was on the phone with the NFL, who admitted the officials were wrong.
“We’ll probably never get over it,” Payton said.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) January 20, 2019
There were many reactions on Twitter following the game too!
There needs to be some form of accountability. NEEDS to be.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 20, 2019
Officials missed a call that could have been pass interference, helmet to helmet, unnecessary roughness, face guarding, any of them. Instead it was none of them.
The game, and legacies, were changed.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 20, 2019
It’s still so hard to say ‘Wait till next year!’