There are certain plays that, depending on the way the game is going or the time of the year, can be forgiven for being missed by the referees.
But this play in the Rams-Saints game was not one of them.
On a third down play late in the fourth quarter, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees took aim at wide receiver Tommylee Lewis, who was being covered by Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman.
Rather than play the ball though, Robey-Coleman delivered a hit to Tommylee Lewis as the ball was heading his way.
The pass went incomplete but should have drawn an easy pass interference flag.
It did not.
This wasn’t called for pass interference by the way pic.twitter.com/j2kSnpBgQd
— NFL Humor (@NFLHumor) January 20, 2019
Viewers on Twitter quickly tore the officials to shreds.
The game was over! I’m sitting here in absolute shock. That was pass interference and targeting! They missed both!
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 20, 2019
OBFVIOUS PASS INTERFERENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW CAN THAT NOT BE CALLED???????????????????????
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 20, 2019
I mean, we all know my feelings on pass interference, but lolololololol
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) January 20, 2019
The Saints were ultimately forced to settle for a field goal, and on the ensuing drive, the Rams were able to tie the game at 23-23.
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