The Los Angeles Rams are headed to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta following their overtime victory against the New Orleans Saints.
Unfortunately for them, and football fans everywhere, the game is clouded over due to a missed call by the referees. On a crucial 3rd down, Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman obliterated Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before the ball reached him, in what should have been a obvious pass interference call.
But, there was not a flag to be seen. As a result, the NFL is expected to publicly admit error on the non-pass interference call.
Per source NFL will publicly admit error as to key non-call in Rams-Saints. What the league will do to fix it moving forward remains to be seen.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 21, 2019
It's a case of too little too late for the NFL. In a huge moment of the NFC Championship, the refs laid an egg.
If pass interference were to be called, New Orleans would have been rewarded with a new set of downs, and potentially had the chance to run out the clock to only a few seconds left and kick a field goal/score a TD.
THAT is a bad bad bad bad bad missed call. That is embarrassing. On every level. How the hel do you miss that call as a ref?!!!— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) January 20, 2019
We we have seen it all, but this will go down as one of the worst blown calls in sports history. And now, the NFL will have to enter damage control to try and find a solution.