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Saints robbed of touchdown after yet another officiating gaffe

10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 September 15, 2019 5:17 PM September 15, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Fox Sports

LOS ANGELES - It's almost comical at this point. The Saints have now been victimized by a critical officiating mistake for a third time this year.

The latest mistake came near the end in the second half against the Rams. A fumble recovery by the Saints defense was blow dead after a referee mistook the turnover for an incomplete pass.

Defensive end Cam Jordan recovered the ball and ran it all the way back for what should have been a Saints touchdown, but the officiating crew blew the play dead. After a review, the call on the field was overturned, and the Saints were given the ball. But because the play was blown dead, Jordan's roughly 80-yard run was completely erased. 

The following Saints' drive ended in a turnover on downs and no points.

Angry fans and sports pundits took to social media once again to voice their disdain.

The Saints ultimately fell 27-9 in a game in which Drew Brees was also sidelined by a thumb injury. Whether or not Brees will play the rest of the season is to be determined.

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