More than 400,000 sign petition calling for Saints-Rams rematch

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis works for a coach against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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An online petition calling for a rematch between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams has surpassed 400,000 signatures.

The Rams defeated the Saints in overtime but officials could have called pass interference and helmet-to-helmet contact on Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman as he hit Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis on an incomplete pass inside the Rams 10-yard line with 1:45 left in a tie game.

"Refs missed a blatant pass interference call against the Los Angeles Rams late in fourth quarter of Jan. 20 NFC Championship game, possibly costing New Orleans Saints a trip to the SuperBowl," the petition reads.

If the officials had called the penalty, the Saints could have run out most of the clock and before attempting a possible game-winning field goal.

"Due to refs’ inability to properly officiate at the game, we the undersigned want a re-match against L.A. on Sunday, Jan. 27. It’s the only fair solution to this travesty of epic proportions."