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Did Saints get screwed by refs on another PI call against Vikings?

Vincent Frank
Minnesota Vikings release Kyle Rudolph
Jan 5, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) runs after a catch against New Orleans Saints defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (22) during the first quarter of a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The last New Orleans Saints playoff game in the NFC Championship Game last January ended in controversial fashion in overtime.

It led to a rule change that included the NFL initiating an instant replay and challenges on pass interference determinations.

None of that did anything to help New Orleans in Sunday’s NFC Wildcard game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Tied at 20 in overtime, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins hit Kyle Rudolph for the game-winning four-yard touchdown.

Or did he? There’s some controversy here. It looked like Rudolph pushed off on the Saints defender.

Needless to say, the NFL world had reactions to this questionable non-call, one that was not even reviewed.

Saints fans won’t be happy. But it is what it is. The Vikings now head to Santa Clara next week to take on the top seed San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.