Trask: Saints Had Opportunities To Win NFC Championship

Amy Trask believes that the infamous non-call in the NFC Championship influenced – but did not determine – the outcome of the game

Tiki and Tierney
January 28, 2019 - 7:11 pm

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While the New Orleans Saints – and their fans – may feel like they deserve to be in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII this week, Amy Trask isn’t so sure. 

The former Raiders executive and current CBS Sports analyst believes that the infamous non-pass interference call in the NFC Championship influenced – but did not determine – the outcome of the game.

“Well, it was absolutely pass interference, and it should have been called,” Trask said on Tiki & Tierney. “But that said, errors like that occur in games. Now they don’t always occur in games of that magnitude. They don’t always occur at the end of games. But New Orleans had a 13-point lead at one point, they had a lead with about two minutes left in (regulation), they got the ball first in overtime, and they got away with a face mask on Jared Goff – which, if called, would have put Goff on the 1-yard-line. Maybe the Rams score seven instead of three. So, was it a non-call? Absolutely, positively, yes. But did New Orleans have other opportunities to win the game? Yes, they did.”

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