Gayle Benson, seen here before the NFC Championship match on Sunday, condemned the missed criminal talk. (AP Photo / David J. Philippe)
New Orleans owner Gail Benson said on Monday that her team was "unfairly deprived" of the opportunity to reach Super Bowl 53 after players missed a clear hurdle to interfere with Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship. ] "No team should ever be deprived of the opportunity to reach the title [or simply win a game] based on the actions or omissions of those charged with creating a fair and equitable field," Benson said. "As is clear to everyone who has seen the game, it can not be denied that our team and fans were unfairly deprived of this opportunity yesterday."
Saints had the ball in the Rams 1
3-yard line in less than two minutes to play in a draw when Los Angeles-based Nicholas Robbie-Coleman ran into New Orleans host Tommylee Lewis with a helmet slap hit before the pass by Drew Brees arrived inside 5.  gave the Saints first down and allowed the clock to go down before kicking a potential game that won a goal. Instead, the saints were forced to settle in the Wil Lutz field for 31 yards, making 23-20 with 1:41 remaining in the regulation. The Rams finished the game with 19 seconds left on a 48-yard goal by Greg Zuerlein and continued to win 26-23 overtime after Zuerlein scored a 58-yard goal. SUPER BOWL 2019: WHAT After the game, Saints' chief coach Sean Patton told reporters that his league officials admitted that the judge's team, led by Judge Bill Vinovic, missed the call.
was a helmet helmet, said the coach. "I do not know if there has ever been any more obvious interference."
On Monday, Benson said he had been in contact with NFL and "will aggressively pursue the changes in NFL policies to ensure there is no team and fanatics." Benson did not specify what these were changes. However, The Washington Post reported on Monday that the League will consider accepting interference calls that can be reviewed through instant replay. challenging "system for immediate recurrence at the beginning of the 1999 season, eight years after an earlier, more limited system was scrapped amid concerns about its effect on the flow of the game. The current system is not used to review the so-called "subjective" penalties, such as crossing interference, but is used to determine, for example, whether the legal number of players is in the field when the ball breaks or the defender has thrown the ball
Benson, the only owner of the saints after his husband Tom's death in March last year, is not the first or most famous figure of the NFL who advocates advanced replay. In 2013, New England Patriot's chief coach Bill Belicic told ESPN that coaches should be allowed to challenge any game they want. there are court appeals, but to say that an important play can not be re-examined, I do not think it really is in the spirit of trying to get everything right and making sure that the most important plays are performed correctly "Belichic said at the time," If it is offensive, if you think one of the attackers is dealing with your man while he is in a hurry with a quarterback and the ball is not thrown, they are going back and watching it and if it is roughly what they would do If they were not, they would not. We still have to live with this, but now it's mo for certain plays and certain situations.
"This is something that confuses me, what game are and what game is not challenging, added five coach of the Super Bowl. "I'm sure it's confusing for fans to know what they all are."
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.