The Referees who officiated the NFC Championship game, might be in for a rough time after missing a clear pass interference as well as helmet-to-helmet call.
Late in the fourth, it was 3rd and 10 for the Saints with the game tied at 20. Drew Brees would attempt to get the ball to Tommylee Lewis, who would get hit in the head by corner, Nickell Robey-Coleman.
The Saints’ players and fans would wait for a flag, but no yellow hanky came from any of the referee’s pockets. Now facing a 4th and 10, the Saints would kick a field goal to go up by three. The Rams would tie the game and they’d head to overtime.
In overtime, Drew Brees would be hit and intercepted on a crazy play. The Rams would get a few yards and Greg Zuerlein would hit a 57-yard field goal to win the game. Rams win.
There has been a lot of discussion about the missed call and the NFL world demanding an answer. The bottom line is the Rams are heading to Super Bowl 53. They’ll wait to see if they’re playing either the Chiefs or Patriots.
(Written by Seth Cohen, a Tailgate writer who also runs @tailgatenflnews on Instagram.)