Rams coach Sean McVay knows his team benefited from a missed call in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, but noted that his team was also affected by a missed call.
McVay noted that on the road that preceded the controversial call of missed pbad interference, Rams quarterback Jared Goff had his face mask grabbed. If that penalty had been claimed, the Rams would have had first and goal on the 1-yard line, and would have had four chances to win a yard and take a 24-20 advantage. Instead, he was third, and the Rams settled for a field goal.
"When you delay it, you can clearly see some of the things that took place. However, if you want to do that in each game, there are many instances. "You want to slow things down with a mask in Goff, some different things," McVay said. "What we try to do a good job of understanding is that it's an imperfect game."
The problems with NFL refereeing go beyond a call. Week after week, the coaches of the 32 teams complain about calls that did not go their way. But the only call that went against the Saints has acquired a much higher profile, even higher than it was against the Rams minutes before, and it could be the missed call that finally causes the NFL to take meaningful action to improve the firing.