Sean Payton hopes ‘no-call’ pays off for future games

Sean Payton hopes ‘no-call’ pays off for future games
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Saints coach Seean Payton said he hopes infamous no-call in the NFC Championship game helps lead to rule changes in the NFL.

Payton said he moped about a few days after the game – eating ice cream and watching Netflix – after Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman blasted Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis in what looked like pass interference and a personal foul.

The hit ended a potential game winning drive and the Saints lost 26-23 in overtime.

Payton said he was glad the NFL head of officiating Al Riveron called him after the no-call. He said he also briefly spoke to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Payton sits on the NFL competition committee.

The playoff game was the first post-season home loss for the coach and quarterback Drew Brees.

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