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Roger Goodell Addresses Blown Call During Rams-Saints Game

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talking at a podium at the Super Bowl.

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 01: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks with the media during a press conference for Super Bowl 51 at the George R. Brown Convention Center on February 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

On Wednesday afternoon, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell took to the podium for his press conference ahead of the Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. Reporters lined up in single-file lines to ask Goodell a litany of questions about their respective teams and the current state of the NFL in general.

One report from the Times-Picayune in New Orleans asked Goodell about the blown call during the NFC Championship game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams that may have cost the Saints a spot in the Super Bowl.

A blatant pass interference penalty was not called during the final minutes of the game and resulted in a Rams win.

On Wednesday, Goodell finally released a public statement on the play. Goodell said he feels for the Saints fans, players and head coach Sean Payton, but maintained that the officials are "human."

Goodell also said the possibility of replaying judgement calls has been brought up in the past and NFL owners and teams have been hesitant to institute an expansion of replay.

Saints fans won't be happy with the explanation, but they're not likely to get anything else from the league.

Meanwhile, the Rams and Patriots are gearing up for Super Bowl LIII which kicks off on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.