It was suppose to be the game where the New Orleans Saints avenged their controversial loss to the Los Angeles Rams from the NFC Title Game earlier this year.
However, the Saints (again) found themselves on the wrong side of the referee’s bad call.
In the first half at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Rams quarterback Jared Goff appeared to be stripped of the ball out trying to throw a pass with Goff’s arm going forward.
The Saints did recover the fumble, but the play was whistled prematurely and the referee crew, led by Walt Anderson, called the pass incomplete.
The play can be viewed down below.
The call took away what would’ve been a touchdown by Saints all-pro defensive lineman Cameron Jordan.
Former referee Al Riveron explains in the video that the touchdown should’ve counted and that the play was not part of the Tuck Rule.
Al Riveron explains the reversal of the on-field ruling of an incomplete pass in #NOvsLAR: pic.twitter.com/eXr8fMxTFt— NFL Officiating (@NFLOfficiating) September 15, 2019
Add that play to the everlasting botched calls that the NFL referees couldn’t get correct in this decade.
New Orleans would eventually go on to lose the Rams, 27-9. The Saints would also lose future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Drew Brees to injury in the same game.