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.