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Saints were again victims of bad officiating in rematch with Rams

In the last several months, there has been plenty of attention paid toward officiating concerning the New Orleans Saints.

All of which stems from the no-call on pass interference against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship game. A call in that instance would have put them in premium position to advance to the Super Bowl. The Saints were once again on the wrong end of a non-call as a potential fumble return touchdown was called dead by the referees in the first half against the Rams in Week 2 action against the Rams, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.

 

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Believe it or not, the New Orleans Saints were victims of yet another officiating error in their Week 2 rematch against the Los Angeles Rams. Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan appeared to return a fumble 87 yards for a touchdown late in the second quarter Sunday. But officials initially ruled the play as an incomplete pass by Jared Goff, so they whistled the play dead.

The play occurred at a pivotal moment in the contest as this could have given the Saints a 10-3 lead. In the second quarter, that could have shifted the momentum into their direction. However, the ruling gave the Saints the to which they were unable to put forth a scoring drive.

 

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At the same time, the Rams right before that had a touchdown pass to wide receiver Robert Woods called back due to a holding call. It was simply another play that could have provided them momentum. However, there was plenty of football to played after that point. They also had their chance to stay in the game.

Beyond that, the Saints have bigger concerns with star quarterback Drew Brees being out for the next six weeks due to a torn ligament in his thumb that he suffered against the Rams. This puts the pressure on backup Teddy Bridgewater to steady the ship in his absence.

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