There isn’t anything more exciting than football, especially come playoff time. Unfortunately, the one thing that can ruin all of the fun is a controversial call by the referees. The 2018 NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints is a prime example.
Rams defender Nickell Robey-Coleman collided with Tommylee Lewis on a pass from Drew Brees late in the game. Robey-Coleman was not flagged on the play, but there should have been one. Nobody expects the officiating to be perfect, but whatever the issue it may be, sometimes a team just get screwed out of a game.
The replacement official apocalypse of 2012 was known for one of the most controversial plays in league history.
Was He Out Of Bounds?
The Houston Oiler receiver was denied a chance at football history. This came when his game-tying touchdown catch was waved off by side judge Donald Orr. From Orr’s perspective, he believed Renfro didn’t get both of his feet down inbounds.
Because of this, the Oilers ultimately lost to the Steelers, 27-13, in what could have been Houston’s first trip to the Super Bowl. However, the league’s instant replay rule was still six years away from this questionable incident.