Robey-Coleman appeared to run into Lewis, but was not flagged, before the ball arrived from Saints quarterback Drew Brees on third-and-10 at the Rams' 13-yard line with 1 minute, 45 seconds remaining in a 20-20 game.
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While the stage for Super Bowl LIII is already set against the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, some New Orleans Saints fans are hoping a last-minute push could change their team's fortunes.
Robey-Coleman said that he is going to pay his fine and not appeal it. "I have nothing to do with that (decision)". They played in overtime with the football.
"For a call like that not to be made, man, it's just hard to swallow".
"It really is a taint upon the Super Bowl", Cassidy added. Amidst a government shutdown early Friday, there was a Louisiana senator on the floor of a government building with blown-up editions of New Orleans newspapers complaining about the call. That decision certainly won't put the Saints in the Super Bowl, which their fans will forever feel they deserve.
New Orleans coach Sean Payton said the referees "blew the call". The non-call allowed the Rams to tie the game on a last-minute drive and later win in overtime.
No flag was thrown by the officials when the hit occurred during a decisive fourth quarter drive for the Saints. "And then to get a phone call". "If a (penalty) is not called, we thought they were holding Aaron Donald or something".
"The one thing I respect about the refs today is they let the guys play", he said, according to USA Today. "That's the way the game has been played for a long time".
Lawsuits from angry Saints fans have been filed and billboards have been raised near the Super Bowl stadium by an unhappy New Orleans businessman bearing the message: "Saints Got Robbed".
Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is looking past the controversial play, and he believes Robey-Coleman is, too.