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    Lafayette attorneys take legal action over Saints no-call

    By AP - Louisiana News | KATC.com Two Lafayette attorneys sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, calling on him to enforce the rules. The lawyers also want Goodell to enforce Rule 17, which has been brought up because some believe it would allow the NFL commissioner to reverse...
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    Angry With NFL After No-Call, Saints Fans Resort To Lawsuits, Billboards

    Saints fans aren't happy with the NFL after a controversial no-call in Sunday's NFC championship game. One fan took out several billboards around Atlanta with his message for the league. John Bazemore/AP By Laurel Wamsley | NPR It's a meeting of two truly American pastimes...
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    NFC championship refs harassed, had to change hotel after Saints loss, report says

    By Kirstie Chiappelli | Omnisport | Sporting News Saints fans were out for blood after Sunday's infamous no-call against the Rams that likely cost the team a trip to Atlanta for Super Bowl 53. According to the Toronto Sun, the NFL officiating crew from the NFC championship game was forced to...
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    Underhill: Saints playing to win against the Rams was the right call

    By Nick Underhill | The Advocate Revisiting a few talking points remaining from the Saints' loss to the Rams in the NFC championship game. 'The Saints should have run three times to kill the clock' There is a growing contingent that believes New Orleans should have run the ball three...
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    Could Roger Goodell have saved Saints with obscure NFL rule?

    Charles Curtis, For The Win | USA Today Yes, the officials at the NFC Championship game whiffed on what should have been pass interference on Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman after he rammed into New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis. But no, there is NO WAY Roger...
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    Official blasted for missed call in Saints loss; the problem? He was never there

    Advocate Photo Advocate Staff Report The officials who didn't call a blatant pass interference penalty late in the Saints' loss to the Rams were met with outrage -- as was one official who was nowhere near the field. Phil McKinnely, a regular on referee Bill Vinovich's crew, was wrongly...
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    New Orleans Saints were ripped off by NFL refs, so we’re refunding wagers, N.J. sports book says

    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Gerald Herbert) By James Kratch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com There will be no justice for the New Orleans Saints. But for those who may have bet on them? One New Jersey sports book is doing its part to make things right. PointsBet Sportsbook, the latest entrant...
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    'The city didn't deserve that': Saints players thank Who Dat Nation

    By NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The New Orleans Saints lost a heartbreaker Sunday in the NFC Championship Game as the Los Angeles Rams rallied from a 13-0 deficit to force overtime in their 26-23 victory at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Before players cleaned out their lockers at the team's...
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    Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman: 'Thank you football gods' after missed pass interference call

    BY GIL LeBRETON | Special to The Advocate They say confession is good for the soul, but Nickell Robey-Coleman, giddy and unremorseful, seemed to be enjoying his time in the postgame confessional far too much. Did the Los Angeles Rams cornerback interfere with receiver Tommylee Lewis on the...
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    Todd Gurley posts meme of himself, Bill Vinovich exchanging jerseys after Saints-Rams game

    Advocate Staff Report Social media was up in arms after a late no-call from NFL officials led to the Rams escaping the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with a win over the New Orleans Saints in overtime of the NFC Championship game Sunday. It was inevitable that posts would go up decrying the officials...
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    Controversial non-call overshadows Rams-Saints NFC Championship Game

    By Ryan Gaydos | Fox News NFL officials came under heavy scrutiny Sunday night during the NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints over a blown call late in the fourth quarter. The call was viewed as a factor in the Rams' success at tying the game and then...
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    Wild NFL rule allows Roger Goodell to reverse Rams-Saints outcome, but would he actually use it?

    By Will Brinson | CBS Sports After all the insanity of Championship Sunday wrapped, it was almost hard to comprehend all the crazy things that happened throughout the day. One thing stood above all else though: the Rams pass interference penalty against the Saints that went uncalled by the...
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    Social media reacts to controversial no-call in final minutes of Saints-Rams matchup

    By E. Jay Zarett Omnisport The Saints were not happy with the referees during the final minutes of the fourth quarter in their NFC Championship matchup against the Rams on Sunday. With the score tied at 20 and the ball in the red zone, quarterback Drew Brees threw the ball down the sideline...
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    Officials miss blatant pass-interference penalty, leading to Rams' come-from-behind win over Saints

    By Sean Wagner-McGough - CBS Sports A conference championship game between the two best teams in the NFC was overshadowed by the officials' inexplicable decision to keep their flags in their pockets. On Sunday, the Rams and Saints battled for the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl...
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    'We're all ready': New Orleans Saints, their fans and the city try to grab a Super Bowl berth

    Advocate staff photo by LESLIE GAMBONI By Rod Walker | The Advocate Terron Armstead, like everyone else in the New Orleans Saints locker room, has waited for this chance all his life. The Saints' left tackle, in his sixth NFL season, knows these opportunities don't come along often. So...
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    81 percent of experts picking Saints over Rams in NFC title game

    By John Sigler | Saintswire The New Orleans Saints are slight home favorites over the Los Angeles Rams in the 2018 NFC championship game, and a majority of NFL experts are siding with the home team. Per NFL Pick Watch, 81 percent of selected experts are picking the Saints to triumph and...
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    With Saints a win away from Atlanta's Super Bowl, Falcons fans on edge

    (AP Photo/David Goldman) By: Tyler Estep, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | WSBTV.com ATLANTA - The New Orleans Saints are just one win away from playing in the Super Bowl right here in Atlanta, in the gleaming new stadium that’s home to their biggest, albeit title-less rival. And if...
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    Why Patriots, Saints have advantage in most pressure-filled game NFL can offer

    Getty images By Jeff Diamond | Sporting News Conference championship week always reminds me of the good — and bad — personal experiences with my teams in the most pressure-filled game of the NFL season. Yes, I've always believed NFL conference title games rise above the Super Bowl in...
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    Saints and Rams have been on collision course — now it’s D-Day

    Drew Brees, Jared Goff AP, Getty Images By Paul Schwartz | New York Post NEW ORLEANS — The last time Drew Brees and the Saints advanced this far was after the 2009 season, and the quarterback remembers how his team and the Vikings were tracking each other week after week, month...
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    NFC Championship preview - Can Saints take advantage of Rams secondary?

    Photo - Yahoo Sports By Simon A. M. Milham | Yahoo Sports As with the AFC Championship, No.1 and No.2 seeds in the NFC clash on Sunday for the right to play in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sunday, February 3. The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams earned the two-best regular-season...

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