Saints fans, and pretty much any NFL fans with fully functioning eyes, were left shaking their heads after the NFC Championship Game refs failed to throw a flag after Rams cornerback Nickel Robey-Coleman blew up Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis on a pass route with less than two minutes to go in a 20-20 tie game.
If the call would have been made, the Saints would have had a 1st and 10 with the ability to run down the clock before kicking the go-ahead field goal, leaving the Rams next to no time to drive and tie the game. Instead the Rams are headed to their first Super Bowl since 2001.
The NFL has already admitted they blew it, but a view of the play, as seen a fan in the front row of the endzone corner where the play happened, is even more obvious and inexplicable.
Here’s the play in real-time, as it happened.
I’ll take that L but come on @NFL y’all got some explaining to do, this game was to big to miss such an obvious call with not 1 but 2 refs standing right there! Smh WHO DAT for life. By the way @RamsNFL you definitely can’t say the crowd didn’t make a difference! @Saints pic.twitter.com/SOUWK2bp5p
— Richie Scheuermann (@Rscheuermann2) January 21, 2019