The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams were vying to advance to the Super Bowl, but the game shifted in a big way when Rams cornerback Nickell Robbey-Coleman clearly hit Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before he could catch a ball yards away from winning the game at 1:45 and the scored tied at 20. The missed call provoked a roar of boos in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and more discontent online.
Here is run down of reaction to biggest blown call of the NFL season.
— The Ringer (@ringer) January 21, 2019
NFL refs on that blown third down call against the Rams pic.twitter.com/1XNAbERUFC
— Civiltarian (@Civiltarian) January 20, 2019
No flag brother. HH pic.twitter.com/MFcLgCQsry
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) January 21, 2019
— Dan Claitor (@DanClaitor) January 21, 2019
— Kibramoa (@Kibramoa) January 21, 2019
There is even some Monday morning chatter of some want to result of the game to reverse or replayed in some way. While others in the league called for some form of accountability.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has the power to change the outcome of Rams-Saints in case of egregious error. Maybe this is why league still hasn’t issued official statement on blown call. I feel like a lawsuit might have legs too. Could get interesting: https://t.co/LjMMoBD2fU
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 21, 2019
— New York Post (@nypost) January 21, 2019
There needs to be some form of accountability. NEEDS to be.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 20, 2019
Per source NFL has decided against issuing a statement tonight acknowledging the erroneous non-call in the Rams-Saints game.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 21, 2019
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith took the NFL to task for how the situation was handled.
Some other sharp-eyed football detectives said the AFC Championship game also had some shadiness in it.
So the Rams/Saints was a no call…
AND then you barely touch Brady (while he has the ball, pre-throw), and that’s a 15-yard penalty.
NFL, everybody pic.twitter.com/jLcL57E5Fb
— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) January 21, 2019