Today's Saints-Steelers game was poised to be one of the best in 2018. Unfortunately, the officiating is poised to disrupt what could otherwise be an instant classic.
In the first quarter, the referees threw a flag on Steelers CB Joe Haden for an endzone pass interference.
Calls like have a habit of being questionable, but this one specifically may be one of the most ridiculous in recent memory.
Here is the play in question:
As you can see, Haden merely places his hands on the back of Alvin Kamara as the pass was thrown in their direction. To the naked eye, you can't even tell if Haden pushed Kamara at all.
The ball was placed at the one yard line, and Saints RB Mark Ingram quickly made the Steelers pay for their "mistake" with a 1-yard TD run.
As of 14:05 in the second quarter, the Saints led the Steelers 7-6.