NFC Championship

Matt Bowers
The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying "Saints got robbed" and "NFL bleaux it." Louisiana car dealership owner Matt Bowers paid for 10 billboards across Atlanta through Feb. 3, including one outside Mercedes-Benz...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 22, 2019 - 11:37 am
A local medical examiner is weighing in on the no-call that led to the death of the Saints season and prevented them from going to the Super Bowl. St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston says he has carefully reviewed evidence from Sunday's Saints loss in the NFC Championship. "The Saints...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 22, 2019 - 10:33 am
A lawyer is suing over the outcome of the NFC Championship. "This morning we filed a petition for writ of mandamus to compel Roger Goodell to court to explain why is not invoking rule 17 of the rules," attorney Frank D’Amico, Jr. told WWL First News. NFL Rule 17 says, "The Commissioner has the sole...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 22, 2019 - 8:08 am
The on-line petition calling for the Saints and Rams to get a do-over has more than half a million signatures. "Refs missed a blatant pass interference call against the Los Angeles Rams late in fourth quarter," the posting at Change.org says, "Due to refs’ inability to properly officiate at the...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 22, 2019 - 7:39 am
Angry fans are posting all kinds of claims, allegations and rants to their social media after the admitted missed call that cost the Saints a trip to the Super Bowl. You have to be careful and consider the source of what you see and read. There are a lot of false reports circulating. One of the...
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Seth Dunlap
January 21, 2019 - 7:34 pm
The football world still reeling more than 24 hours after yesterday's missed pass interference and helmet-to-helmet calls in the Saints-Rams NFC Championship game. Nearly everyone agrees that Rams' cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman committed a blatant pass interference penalty on Saints' wide...
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Steve Geller
January 21, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Rams corner Marcus Peters loves to talk and and has gotten into some sideline chatter with Saints head coach Sean Payton during the regular season and also in Sunday’s NFC championship. In week 9, Peters wasn’t too happy with Payton’s comments about liking the match-up of him guarding Michael...
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Steve Geller
January 21, 2019 - 3:11 pm
When a season ends without a championship, players and fans are always left wanting. But, it’s been downright painful for the Saints though. Last years’ finale in Minnesota was a punch to the gut, while the overtime loss at home to the Rams in the NFC championship feels almost like we were all...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 21, 2019 - 1:33 pm
New Orleans Native Harry Connick Jr. is calling for a boycott of the Super Bowl after the admitted blown call that cost the Saints a trip to the big game. One elected official is also suggesting that New Orleans celebrate the Saints during the game instead of watching it. "Mardi Gras is late this...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 21, 2019 - 1:17 pm
One local bakery is offering Saints fans a chance to take their anger out in a sweet way. Haydel's Bakery is making what they call "No Ref" cookies. Meanwhile, at Haydel’s Bakery..... #WhoDat @Saints h/t @laurenthom pic.twitter.com/MBP2fUtFXl — War Damn Kim (@kimt205) January 21, 2019 People angry...
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