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New Orleans' Newspaper Cover Going Viral After Saints' Loss

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts against the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

A New Orleans' newspaper cover is going viral today following the Saints' heartbreaking loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night.

The Saints fell to the Rams, 26-23, in overtime at the NFC Championship Game.

New Orleans had a chance to ice the game late in the fourth quarter, but a blatant pass interference penalty wasn't called and the Saints had to settle for a field goal, leaving enough time for Jared Goff and Co. to tie the game.

The Saints' franchise (and their fans, and most of the NFL) is furious with the no-call.

New Orleans' newspaper, the Times-Picayune, had an appropriate front page this morning:


The Saints' head coach, Sean Payton, said his team will probably never get over the heartbreaking loss.

"For a call like that not to be made, man, it's just hard to swallow. And then to get a phone call ..." Payton said after the loss. "We spoke initially, then I called to follow up. And the first thing [head of officials Alberto Riveron] said when I got on the phone -- 'We messed it up.'

"Listen, it's a hard job for those guys 'cause it's happening fast. But I don't know if there was ever a more obvious pass interference call that -- here it is, the NFC Championship Game. So, it's a tough one to swallow."