Saints coach laments late blown call in loss to Rams

Saints coach laments late blown call in loss to Rams

"He's been doing it at really high level for a lot longer than I have", McVay said of Payton. Whether it has been players, fans, coaches, former referees and just about everyone else on the planet, it appears that 100 percent of people are in agreement that the Saints got hosed for the second consecutive postseason.

The team hasn't won an National Football League title in Los Angeles since 1951, well before the Super Bowl era.

New Orleans resident Matt Bowers is behind the angry billboards, according to WWL-TV, his local CBS affiliate, and they will remain up in Atlanta through Super Bowl Sunday. The 37-year-old Whitworth, a versatile blocker and locker-room leader, has been a major key to the Rams' offensive success over the past two years.

Even Robey admitted after the play he should have been called for pass interference. "That (Rams) staff - there's a ton of guys that we're friendly with and that we know on that staff. Guys who we have worked with, and Sean and I have a real good relationship". Sparked by that gutsy call, the Rams finally came to life offensively and drove into position for the first of four field goals by Zuerlein. But that last yard gave Anderson 47 rushing yards for the game.

As it was, the Saints left enough time on the clock for Los Angeles to tie the game and eventually win in overtime.

Watson, 38, has announced that this will be his final season in the NFL. Seeing that Zuerlein field goal go through the uprights brought back every emotion I have ever had with the Rams during my fandom.

"He's feeling good, and he sure looked pretty healthy on that touchdown run where he ran through guys and demonstrated some explosion", McVay said.

On the Rams early fourth quarter drive, Anderson carried the ball three times, for 5, 2 and 1 yards, the last yard from the Saints 2-yard line when he was stopped one yard short of the goal line.

He hopes another gut-wrenching loss in the playoffs will spur the team to even greater heights.

The same goes for their QBs: the record-setting Brees turned 40 on Tuesday and Goff is 24.

No penalty was called, but Hill staggered off the field to be evaluated by the medical staff. "There's just different ebbs and flows in games".

The loss of Hill led to a much bigger role in the offence for Garrett Griffin, who spent most of the season on the practice squad.

Related Articles