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What Matthew Slater Believes Has Changed For Patriots In Recent Weeks

What Matthew Slater Believes Has Changed For Patriots In Recent Weeks

The NFC hereby grants permission to the champion Rams. It's clear that human error impacted the NFC championship game, costing the Saints a chance to all but run out the clock and kick a game-winning field goal in regulation.

Now the Rams, only needing a field goal to win, needed move only 15-20 yards to get comfortably inside Zuerlein's range.

Many are saying that the Rams don't deserve to be in the Super Bowl after the refs missed what was supposedly a blatant pass interference call that would have potentially sealed the game for the Saints.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff, who had struggled early on, then picked out Tyler Higbee to reduce the deficit to three points once more.

Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman ran into Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis and made helmet-to-helmet contact before the ball arrived; No flag was thrown.

"It wasn't always ideal, but guys made enough plays", Rams head coach Sean McVay said. Gurley sat out the last two games of the regular season with inflammation to his left knee, but claimed that had nothing to do with Sunday's limited action (a team-low 32 snaps).

You can bet this blown call will be compared to another historic call in National Football League playoff history known as the "tuck rule" from the 2001 AFC Divisional Round game between the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders.

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The Rams victory means that for the first time in 35 years, America's most celebrated sporting event will feature a team from Los Angeles.

Unlike the Seahawks in Phoenix, who were done in by their own hand, the Chiefs in the 37-31 loss (box) were had by the rules of overtime.

Back then, though, they were in St. Louis. Some Chiefs fans might still believe Julian Edelman got a finger on a punt that skipped by him in the fourth quarter, but at best it was too close to call.

When: Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Broadcast crew: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, with Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn providing sideline reporting. It will be the third Super Bowl in Atlanta, and the first at the stadium, which opened in 2017.

Online: The game will be streamed by CBS All Access.

The Rams open as a 1-point pick in this one, set for February 3 in Atlanta.