Review of penalty calls on table when NFL owners meet

Sports 03/22/19, 14:25

Reviewing penalty calls, including pass interference, will be among proposals NFL owners will hear to expand replay when they meet next week in Phoenix.Greater use of replay has become a scorching topic since the NFC championship game, when a non-call on a blatant pass interference and helmet-to-helmet hit by Rams ...

Chasing Brady: Donald, Suh to lead Rams’ Super Bowl pursuit

Football 01/30/19, 15:09

Practically every member of the Los Angeles Rams has a favorite story about Aaron Donald's feats of ridiculous athleticism.Michael Brockers loved the moment at Carolina in 2016 when Donald beat the Panthers' left guard and launched himself like Superman, swallowing up Cam Newton while airborne.Nickell Robey-Coleman preferred the game at ...

Rams’ Robey-Coleman says he got threats from Saints fans

Football 01/30/19, 12:51

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman says he received "one or two" death threats from frustrated New Orleans Saints fans on social media after the NFC championship game.Robey-Coleman was involved in the now-infamous play during which he was not penalized for his hit on Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis. No flag ...

Rams’ Robey-Coleman will pay NFL fine for infamous hit

Sports 01/25/19, 21:10

Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman plans to pay an NFL fine for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans receiver Tommylee Lewis in the NFC championship game.The Rams' slot cornerback also hopes he can move past the drama around the infamous hit. No flag was thrown by the officials ...

Pro Bowlers want better officiating, more accountability

Football 01/25/19, 12:42

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell watched the NFL's conference championship games on his phone while flying home from South Africa last weekend.The stream cut in and out occasionally, causing Campbell to think for a brief moment that he missed something when no flag was thrown on Los Angeles Rams ...

sources: NFL to consider expanding replay reviews

Football 01/22/19, 14:40

Two people with direct knowledge of the NFL's plans tell The Associated Press that the league's competition committee will consider expanding replay reviews to include certain penalties, including pass interference.The people, who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the NFL has not publicly announced such plans, stressed that the ...

‘NFL bleaux it’: Billboards protest missed call in NFC game

Sports 01/22/19, 13:47

The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying "Saints got robbed" and "NFL bleaux it."WDSU-TV reports Louisiana car dealership owner Matt Bowers paid for 10 billboards across Atlanta through Feb. 3, including one outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.New Orleans ...

Titles won by Pats, Rams not tarnished by bad officiating

Sports 01/22/19, 02:56

Yes, the Los Angeles Rams got away with a flagrant foul (or two) by cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman that allowed them to sneak out of New Orleans with the NFC championship, right past the highway sign on the causeway over Lake Pontchartrain reading, "WE WERE ROBBED ."Yes, the Patriots won in ...

Rams’ McVay knows PI call missed, but also saw Goff facemask

Football 01/21/19, 21:27

When the Los Angeles Rams' team bus rolled into their suburban training complex after a boisterous flight from New Orleans, the players and coaches were greeted by rowdy fans welcoming home the new NFC champions in the middle of the night.The Rams and their fans lost some sleep Sunday night ...

Saints owner vows to purse changes in NFL policies

Football 01/21/19, 17:16

Saints owner Gayle Benson says she pledges to aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies that will promote more "fairness and integrity."Benson says it's clear the Saints were "unfairly deprived" of a trip to the Super Bowl by the inaction of game officials "charged with creating a fair and equitable playing ...

Sportsbook refunds Saints bets over uncalled penalty

Sports 01/21/19, 13:40

A sportsbook in New Jersey is refunding bets on the New Orleans Saints due to the widespread belief that the team was victimized by a blown call by referees during its loss Sunday in the NFC championship game.PointsBet said Monday it will refund spread and money-line bets on the Saints, ...

Officiating helps determine Super Bowl teams

Football 01/21/19, 04:06

The last thing the NFL would ever want is for an officiating mistake to decide the Super Bowl.On Sunday, the league might have gotten enough errors to determine both teams that will play in the championship game in two weeks.The most egregious gaffe came in the NFC title game in ...

Payton: Obvious missed call cost Saints a Super Bowl berth

Sports 01/20/19, 20:17

Sean Payton was glassy-eyed, calm and shrugged his shoulders at times, seemingly resigned to New Orleans' bitter fate — as unfair as he thought it was.And the Saints coach said NFL executives he spoke with by phone after a 26-23 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Rams agreed with him ...

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