On Sunday, the NFC Wild Card game ended after Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph overpowered Saints cornerback P.J. Williams in overtime, for the game-winning catch with an extension of his arm that some—such as former NFL referee Terry McAulay—might construe as an offensive pass interference.
The game-winning pass wasn’t reviewed by the league, even though the rule to do so was created after last season’s blunder that robbed the Saints a chance at the Super Bowl. It should be noted that reviews in overtime can only come from the booth, and not from the coaches. Read some of the reacts to the Saints’ loss below, some of which were particularly cruel towards the Saints and QB Brees.
People were quick to note that both Brees and Brady were eliminated on Wild Card weekend at the hands of lesser QBs.
Brees was dramatically outplayed by Cousins, and people had jokes.
Saints fans were pissed.
Vikings fans were, um, not.
Could this mark the end of the old guard of NFL QBs? Fans sure thought so.