NFC Championship

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January 21, 2019 - 12:03 pm
By: Jordan Fiegel The New Orleans Saints 26-23 loss in overtime to the Los Angeles Rams will forever be remembered for a penalty that was not called. Before discussing that no-call, however, WWL NFL analyst Mike Detillier addressed another area that hurt the Saints, red zone performance. “I give...
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Zach Strief
January 21, 2019 - 8:01 am
The New Orleans Saints heartbreaking loss to the Los Angeles Rams left a team, a fan base, an entire region hurting. “If you play this game long enough, you’re going to have the highest of highs; and you’re going to have the lowest of lows,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “Whether that’s an...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 21, 2019 - 6:50 am
The NFL does have a mechanism that could, theoretically, give the Saints another shot at going to the Super Bowl after the league admitted that the officials blew the call on a play late in the NFC Championship that should have been called pass interference and a helmet to helmet hit on the Rams. "...
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Opening Statement “Obviously it’s a disappointing way to lose a game. It’s frustrating. Just getting off the phone with the league office. They blew the call and… Man there were a lot of opportunities though. That call puts in first and ten. We’re on our knee three plays (and kicking a field goal)...
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Here are some of the headlines and comments from around the NFL and those who follow the league. - The NFL's worst nightmare - Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk.com - Rams took advantage of opportunity they probably didn't deserve - Sean Wagner-McGough, CBS Sports - Payton: Saints will never get over...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 20, 2019 - 9:23 pm
New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. has posted a public letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "To not call the pass interference/helmet-to-helmet penalties at the end of the game was one of the most disgraceful no-calls I have ever seen," the musician, actor and TV host said on Instagram...
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Seth Dunlap
January 20, 2019 - 7:58 pm
In what could likely be described as the worst call, or non-call, in NFL history the officials in the Saints-Rams NFC Championship game missed obvious pass interference and helmet-to-helmet hits that should have been called on the Rams during a third down play with under two-minutes to go in the...
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Seth Dunlap
January 20, 2019 - 10:55 am
The NFC Championship game won't be played until this afternoon, but Los Angeles Rams fans are already lining up excuses for their team's possible loss. Rams fans started a petition earlier this week to remove referee Bill Vinovich from officiating their matchup against the New Orleans Saints in the...
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Boomer Esiason, Rams over Saints. Ian Rapoport Previews Championship Game Is this Drew Brees' last chance at a another ring? John Breech, CBS: Brees will throw picks, Kamara will thrive Athon Sports: 8 pick Saints, 4 pick Rams Miami Herald's Greg Cote: Saints 34 Rams 27 David Kenyon, Bleacher...
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