Now, classifying the non-call against Nickell Robey-Coleman, who slammed into Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis near the Rams' goal line, a "calamity" may just apply to the sensibilities of Saints' fans (Robey-Coleman admitted in an interview following the game that it was pass interference), but what the rule states is that the commissioner has some extraordinary powers when it comes to NFL football games and their outcomes.
To drill down a bit more, another NFL rule, Rule 17, Section 2, Article 3, that outlines a commissioner's powers states that: "The Commissioner's powers under this Section 2 include the imposition of monetary fines and draft-choice forfeitures, suspension of persons involved in unfair acts, and, if appropriate, the reversal of a game's result or the rescheduling of a game, either from the beginning or from the point at which the extraordinary act occurred."
Will Goodell use the rule to reverse the outcome of the game? It's unlikely, most think, though thousands have signed a petition asking for a rematch of the game.
Barring any change of the outcome of the game, the New England Patriots will face the Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
What You Need to Know: Los Angeles Rams