It appears the NFL is admitting the officials from Super Bowl 53 missed a key pass interference that would have helped the Los Angeles Rams.
As much as the Los Angeles Rams have been trying to move on from their horrendous performance in Super Bowl 53 when they failed to score a single touchdown against the New England Patriots, the NFC champions were reminded again this week thanks to rule changes.
Thanks to some controversy from the NFC Championship and Super Bowl, the NFL approved a rule this week to allow head coaches to challenge interference penalties on both sides of the football, which seems long overdue anyway when looking at some of the crazy calls over the years.
Right away, the one call that immediately came to mind to help put this rule in place was the missed pass interference call towards the end of the NFC Championship that benefitted the Rams over the New Orleans Saints.
However, it looks like Los Angeles happened to be on the wrong end of another missed call in the Super Bowl against New England, one of which coincidentally took place at a key part of the game as well.
Since the Rams were trailing 10-3 at the time with less than five minutes remaining in the game, one can only imagine how different the outcome of this contest would have been, as it seems fair to assume that C.J. Anderson or Todd Gurley would have pounded the football into the end zone.
Instead, the penalty was missed, and Jared Goff would end up tossing an interception the very next play, which basically sealed the fate for the Rams in what can only be described as an embarrassing performance in the Super Bowl.
When looking at all of the weapons Goff was fortunate enough to work with, one would think the Los Angeles quarterback would have been able to help the offense find the end zone at least once in this contest, even if New England’s defense was on top of their game in this one.
With this in mind, why would the Rams or their fans think the outcome of the Super Bowl would have been any different if Brandin Cooks received that missed pass-interference call? Even if Los Angeles ended up tying the game later that drive, the chances of their offense scoring again seems slim with the way the unit was playing throughout the game.
Hearing the league point out the missed call is great, but also it doesn’t help change the outcome of the game. So for the fans torturing themselves over what could have been after hearing about this missed call, the best approach seems to be just to move on since chances are, the Rams most likely still would have lost anyway.