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 by actionjack
6 months ago
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United States of America   Sactown
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for those not on twitter Per Ben Baldwin (Athletic Seattle)

"My choice for play of the game:

Score tied 3-3, 11:37 left in the game, Gurley gains 13 yards to NE 44, but called back by penalty. Rams would punt and NE then scored TD in 5 plays.

PFR's win prob calculator puts this as a 10 percentage point (65% vs 55%) win probability swing"


Me: I have tried to let this play go, but it keeps getting brought up on Twitter and the like.
I just dont understand making this call, when nothing was remotely obvious. I thought the mantra is let them play in the Super Bowl. This call may very well have cost us the game. Normally I say you have to outplay the refs, but this one was so senseless. The Rams were finally getting into a bit of a groove. I think it changed the momo of the game. Ugh what might have been.

 by dieterbrock
6 months ago
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United States of America   New Jersey
Hall of Fame

9 penalties for the Rams is not exactly “letting them play”
That said, the Goff late throw to Cooks, the miss on wide open Reynolds and the Cooks drop/DPI are much more haunting to me.

 by actionjack
6 months ago
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United States of America   Sactown
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dieterbrock wrote:9 penalties for the Rams is not exactly “letting them play”
That said, the Goff late throw to Cooks, the miss on wide open Reynolds and the Cooks drop/DPI are much more haunting to me.


Good point but they arent going to let false starts go etc. The Cooks drops haunt me as well.

 by DirtyFacedKid
6 months ago
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United States of America   El Segundo
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I'm gonna catch hate for this, but we really shouldn't be saying anything about penalties or non-calls for a long time. It's just not a good look.

It was our performance and missed opportunities. Plain and simple.

 by AvengerRam
6 months ago
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Israel   Longwood, FL
RFU Fantasy Football Champ

Not that this is an excuse for a horrible call, but I think what happened was that the defender was pushed back and fell over Whitworth, which the ref somehow interpreted as Sullivan dragging him down to the ground.

 by Dick84
6 months ago
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Italy   LA Coliseum
Superstar

Bad calls are fine to groan about... but the Rams lost the game on the field. Just like the Saints.

 by actionjack
6 months ago
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 Joined:  May 19 2016
United States of America   Sactown
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DirtyFacedKid wrote:I'm gonna catch hate for this, but we really shouldn't be saying anything about penalties or non-calls for a long time. It's just not a good look.

It was our performance and missed opportunities. Plain and simple.


Again I said you have to beat the refs, it was just that close of game where calls can make a difference. We lost w,e didnt play well on offense. Just still bugs.

 by aeneas1
6 months ago
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United States of America   Norcal
Hall of Fame

what i continue to find haunting:

punt
punt
punt
punt
punt
punt
punt
punt
field goal
punt
interception
missed field goal

 by snackdaddy
6 months ago
 Total posts:   5092  
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United States of America   Merced California
Hall of Fame

DirtyFacedKid wrote:I'm gonna catch hate for this, but we really shouldn't be saying anything about penalties or non-calls for a long time. It's just not a good look.

It was our performance and missed opportunities. Plain and simple.



Yeah, I'm not gonna focus on a bad call by the refs when we played as poorly as we did on offense. One thing I will say, the Rams handled it with much more class than the Saints. No coach or player ever mentioned that bad call. I have yet to hear Payton take accountability for his poor decisions. Or Brees for that bad throw that saved a timeout for the Rams. Payton has done nothing but play the victim card.

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