The call that will go down in the most infamy came in the NFC Championship Game, when Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman mauled Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis - and the officials made a decision to keep the flags in their pockets.
Goff orchestrated a seven-play, 81-yard touchdown drive at the end of the first half to pull the Rams within 13-10. Anderson ran for 44 yards on 16 carries, so it's not as if he shredded the Rams. Los Angles won in overtime on a 57-yard field goal.
The last time the team played in the Super Bowl while based in Los Angeles was January 1980 when they lost to the Steelers.
Just three seasons after moving back to Southern California from St. Louis, the Rams completed a remarkable rise to prominence, led by their 32-year-old wunderkind of a coach, Sean McVay, and the youngest QB ever to win an NFC title. Zuerlein nailed his victor with 11:43 left in the extra quarter - the first thing all afternoon to totally quiet a raucous, loud throng whose screaming, Rams players and coaches admitted afterward, really messed up their communications at times.
"It takes a little bit of pressure off the offense knowing, 'OK they are playing well against a damn good offense as well and we've got a chance to slowly chip away at this, we don't have to do it all at once", Goff said.
Over his last five playoff games between the Jacksonville Jaguars last season and L.A. this year, Fowler has totaled 13 tackles, three sacks and registered six quarterback hits. The penalty gave the Patriots 15 yards and a first down instead of what would've been third-and-7. Even Robey-Coleman admitted after the game that "hell yes" it should've been called. It will be the third Super Bowl in Atlanta, and the first at the stadium, which opened in 2017.
The game was the Saints' first postseason loss at the Superdome in the Sean Payton-Drew Brees era.