NFL finally responds to calls to overturn the result of the Rams-Saints NFC title game (1 Viewer)

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The league does not believe Rule 17 allows the commissioner to overturn the result of the game

By Jared Dubin

In the days after the NFC title game, the result of which almost surely swung on the missed pass interference (and helmet-to-helmet contact) penalty on Rams corner Nickell Robey-Coleman, there has been increasing chatter abut Rule 17, Section 2, Article 1. If you've never heard of that rule before, here's what it says:

"The Commissioner has the sole authority to investigate and take appropriate disciplinary and/or corrective measures if any club action, non-participant interference, or calamity occurs in an NFL game which the Commissioner deems so extraordinarily unfair or outside the accepted tactics encountered in professional football that such action has a major effect on the result of the game."

Several players on the Saints even alluded to the rule publicly, perhaps hoping to put some sort of pressure on the league to enforce it in this instance. ...

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