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New Orleans' Highway Changes Sign Message After Saints' Loss

sean payton before the saints-rams game

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints prepares for their the NFC Championship game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

New Orleans Saints fans may never get over what happened today. Losing the NFC Championship Game at home is bad enough, but to lose it in the fashion they did stings even more.

The Saints were victimized by a blatant missed pass interference call late in the fourth quarter. Had it been called, New Orleans would have been able to run the clock out and kick a game-winning field goal on the final play of the game.

Instead, they had to settle for a field goal with plenty of time on the clock for the Rams to drive down and get a field goal of their own to tie the game.

In case you were wondering how everybody in New Orleans feels about what happened, just look at this new sign on a highway video board in the city.

"We were robbed," the sign reads.

The NFL confirmed that the officials missed the call , which won't do anything to help the Saints or their supporters feel better.

Then again, if Sean Payton had managed the clock a little bit better after the two-minute warning, that non-call might not have had as large of an effect as it did.

Either way, this marks two years in a row with brutal playoff defeats for the Saints. New Orleans lost to the Vikings on the "Miracle in Minneapolis" in the NFC Divisional Round last year.