New Orleans (KADN) — The Saints lose the NFC Championship to the Rams 26-23 after the Rams Greg Zuerlein hits a 57 yard feel goal to win the game. All the Saints fans upset about a receiver Tommy Lee Lewis not receiving a passing interference call late in the 4th quarter.
Here’s Sean Payton’s opening statement after the loss:
“Obviously it’s a disappointing way to lose a game. It’s frustrating. Just getting off the phone with the league office. They blew the call and… Man there were a lot of opportunities though. That call puts in first and ten. We’re on our knee three plays (and kicking a field goal) and it’s a game-changing call. That’s where it’s at so it’s disappointing. Credit the Rams. They made enough plays though. They won the game. The kicker made some big kicks. But for a call like that not to be made. Man, it’s just hard to swallow and then to get a phone call. So what do you do? You get back up. You start going to work. This will be a tough one for these players. For the coaches. Again the Rams did a great job. It was a well-fought game.”
This was the Saints first loss at home in the playoffs with Sean Payton as the head coach for the Saints.