Saints WR Michael Thomas calls on NFL to exercise obscure rule after NFC title game controversy
Sunday was an insane day for the NFL, but it’s possible that the league can even get crazier than what collectively transpired during the conference championship round – that’s if an obscure rule New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has dug up following their 26-23 overtime home loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC title game will be enforced.
Clearly – and understandably – upset by the result of the said contest, Thomas hopped on the internet and seemingly did his research on any rule that supports the idea that the Saints can bet back on the field and play the Rams again or have the result of the contest reversed in favor of New Orleans.
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Thomas and every living Saints fan are still seething with anger at the referees who officiated Sunday’s game in New Orleans. The officials missed calling a pass interference penalty on Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, who hit Saints wide receiver Tomylee Lewis before the latter could even complete the pass during an extremely crucial juncture of the contest, a non-action that greatly affected the outcome of the contest.
It is highly unlikely that the NFL would make such a controversial decision to reverse the outcome of the Rams-Saints NFC title game or reschedule a rematch, but the rule Thomas brought up makes either of those options technically possible.