The Saints are still mad at the pass interference non-call.
When the New Orleans Saints lost to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, there was plenty of debate surrounding the missed pass interference call that some feel cost the Saints the game. Saints fans and players have called for the game to be replayed, or have just continued to blame the referee's decision for the loss. Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth went on The Rich Eisen Show and explained that the Saints should just move on.
Per The Rich Eisen Show:
"You see the arguments from some of the Saints' players about the rule about the commissioner restarting the game over or from that point or whatever. My argument to that would be, Rich, is then Jared Goff got a facemask on the second down on the possession before that was not called. That'd be first-and-goal at the 1 down three points. If you look at our odds from the 1 this season, that's seven points. So, they'd be down four, and a field goal wouldn't matter. They would have had to score in that situation either way."
Whitworth continued by saying that the Rams had to go out and win the game themselves, with the overtime giving the Saints another chance to win as well.
"So, it's just one of those things that's a slippery slope, and it's an excuse. [However] you cut it. And the reality is they got football after that snap. They played in overtime with the football. New England had the same situation and won the game. They didn't score; we did," Whitworth explained.
The Rams play the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on February 3rd in Atlanta.