It is the Wednesday after the NFC Championship Game, and still much of the talk has been about the refs missing a pass interference call late in the fourth quarter that cost the New Orleans Saints dearly. There has even been a lawsuit filed on behalf of Saints fans who want the game re-played.
Andrew Whitworth is tired of it. The veteran left tackle of the Los Angeles Rams appeared on The Rich Eisen Show yesterday to tell Saints fans to stop complaining.
Whitworth labeled their protests about the missed call "an excuse" for why New Orleans lost the game.
Whitworth echoed the sentiment many Rams fans have been sharing on social media, imploring people to look at “how many times the [play] clock was on zero when they snapped it, and the different face mask calls that were missed in the game.”
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“It’s hard to say that the last foul is the foul you want to argue about that’s missed, I mean if you’ve got to argue about that one, then you have to go back and fix the others,” Whitworth added.
You can hear Whitworth's full segment below:
At this point, it is clear that the ref blew the call. It was an obvious defensive pass interference, and it would have given the Saints the ball inside the 10-yard-line with a chance to kill the clock and win the game on a field goal.
However, New Orleans did still have a chance to pull the game out after the official's error. It is time to move on from this topic.