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Wild NFL rule allows Roger Goodell to reverse Rams-Saints outcome, but would he actually use it? – CBS Sports

Wild NFL rule allows Roger Goodell to reverse Rams-Saints outcome, but would he actually use it? – CBS Sports

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. After all the insanity of Championship Sunday wrapped, it was almost hard to comprehend all the crazy things that happened throughout the day. One thing stood above all else though: the Rams pass interference penalty against the Saints that went uncalled by the referees and ultimately allowed the Rams to advance to their first Super Bowl since 2001. Lingering with that game and the outcome is the NFL's lack of a statement about the lack of a penalty. And lingering over that is a pretty insane and broad rule in the NFL rulebook that would allow NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, should he so choose, to reverse or reschedule the outcome of the game between the Saints and Rams. No, really. Goodell could e...
NFL plans to study making pass interference reviewable – NBC Sports

NFL plans to study making pass interference reviewable – NBC Sports

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. Getty Images NFL coaches may be allowed to throw the challenge flag for pass interference penalties next season. After a crucial non-call went against the Saints on Sunday, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that coaches’ challenges may be used on pass interference, and potentially other penalties, starting in the 2019 preseason. “It will be discussed at length along with additional fouls that coaches feel should be subject to review,” one source said. That has been discussed before, and has been successfully implemented in the Canadian Football League, but it has never received the support from the required three-fourths of the owners to change any rule. The bad call against the Saints could convince enough owners t...
Complain all you want, you’ll miss these Patriots when they’re gone – For The Win

Complain all you want, you’ll miss these Patriots when they’re gone – For The Win

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. By: Charles Curtis | January 21, 2019 9:16 am For those of you not in the Northeast who watched Rex Burkhead rumble in for a game-winning and Super Bowl-berth-clinching touchdown, I’m sure the first words out of your mouth — that we could print — were: “Go Rams.” I get that. Rooting against the Patriots has become a knee-jerk NFL reaction. We all want to see underdog teams take down The Evil Empire™ and wipe the smile off Tom Brady’s face, and to see a genius like Bill Belichick proven wrong. Two years ago, I wrote why the Falcons winning Super Bowl LI would be so lame. The tl;dr: If we talk about Michael Jordan and the 1990s Bulls in reverent tones and say how lucky many of us were to watch those tea...
It’s a Rams-Patriots Super Bowl, and an Officiating Nightmare – Sports Illustrated

It’s a Rams-Patriots Super Bowl, and an Officiating Nightmare – Sports Illustrated

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The N.F.L. Confronts More Controversy, This Time on the Field – The New York Times

The N.F.L. Confronts More Controversy, This Time on the Field – The New York Times

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. Supported byOn Pro FootballThe N.F.L. Confronts More Controversy, This Time on the FieldImageChiefs Coach Andy Reid and the referee Clete Blakeman during Kansas City’s loss to the New England Patriots in the A.F.C. championship game.CreditCreditPeter Aiken/Getty ImagesBy Ken BelsonJan. 21, 2019KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The N.F.L. this season finally appeared to have accomplished its goal of “getting back to football” after several years of off-field scandals, from player misconduct to weekly protests during the anthem. But the league’s bounce-back season was marred during one of its most high-profile weekends, as officials in the two conference championship games made baffling, controversial calls that overshadowed otherwise thrilling matchups.The calls — o...
Tom Brady’s message for Patrick Mahomes after their AFC title duel – Yahoo Sports

Tom Brady’s message for Patrick Mahomes after their AFC title duel – Yahoo Sports

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. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Brady was done with the trophy presentation, done with the locker room celebration, done with his news conference where he was peppered with questions about the four second-half and overtime touchdown drives, the ninth Super Bowl appearance and the 41 years of age he continues to defy.He wore a New England Patriots AFC championship T-shirt, a face that was still a bit burnt from the brutally cold wind and a smile of satisfaction that these epic victories – the latest, 37-31 in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs – never cease to produce.Brady was now free to find his family or his friends or his teammates. He was now free to revel in another triumph. He was now free to soak in a moment that he even wasn’t so sure was possible this seas...
NFL Championship Sunday Awards: Bill Belichick angrily tossing a tablet was too good – For The Win

NFL Championship Sunday Awards: Bill Belichick angrily tossing a tablet was too good – For The Win

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. By: Andy Nesbitt | January 21, 2019 6:00 am Sunday’s AFC and NFC championship games were everything we hoped they would be and more, as both went to overtime and ended in stunning fashion. When all was said and done there were two teams remaining – the Rams and Patriots, who will meet in Super Bowl LIII in two weeks. Let’s look back at all the good, the bad, and the hilarious from Sunday’s action. The best job of tossing a tablet after a ref refused to listen to your argument: Bill Belichick. Belichick was not happy about what looked like a pick play on the Chiefs’ TD late in the fourth quarter. After the official made it known he didn’t want any part of the discussion, Belchick took his frustrations out on h...
12 winners and 2 losers from the Patriots’ 37-31 win against the Chiefs – Pats Pulpit

12 winners and 2 losers from the Patriots’ 37-31 win against the Chiefs – Pats Pulpit

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. The New England Patriots are back in the Super Bowl, thank to their thrilling 37-31 victory in the AFC Championship Game. The contest started as a rather one-sided affair in the Patriots’ favor, but picked up steam in the second half as the Kansas City Chiefs fought back and turned the game into a back-and-forth contest that was not decided until the first drive of overtime. Let’s take a look at some of the players that stood out during the contest, for better or worse. Winner: TE Rob Gronkowski When the lights were brightest, Rob Gronkowski stepped up to deliver another vintage “Gronk” performance: the 29-year old, who served mostly as a blocker recently, finished the game with six catches for 79 yards — his best receiving numbers since week 14 — a...
Controversial non-call overshadows Rams-Saints NFC Championship Game – Fox News

Controversial non-call overshadows Rams-Saints NFC Championship Game – Fox News

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. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a catch against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFC Championship Game, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (Associated Press) NFL officials came under heavy scrutiny Sunday night during the NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints over a blown call late in the fourth quarter.The call was viewed as a factor in the Rams' success at tying the game and then winning in overtime to advance to the Super Bowl.Speculation swirled after the game on whether the league would admit that the referees had erred. No word had come as of early Monday morning, but Saints coach Sean Payton said league officials told him th...
Early Super Bowl Preview: Belichick’s Old-School Plan for a New Rams Juggernaut – Sports Illustrated

Early Super Bowl Preview: Belichick’s Old-School Plan for a New Rams Juggernaut – Sports Illustrated

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