Overtime Rules the Day in NFL Playoffs


Abby Holycross

The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will both won their Conference championship games and will be playing each other in the Superbowl for the greatest prize in football.

The LA Rams played the Saints in the NFC championship, where they won 26 – 23 in overtime with the longest game-winning field goal in postseason history. Even though the Rams officially won, some fans of the Saints have sued the NFL over a play that happened with 1 minute and 48 seconds left. The Saints were on third down and Drew Brees threw the ball which wasn’t caught, but this is where fans are unhappy. Fans say that the reason that Saint’s receiver Tommylee Lewis didn’t catch the ball was that Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman hit him before the ball was caught. No call was made and now people are saying that the NFL should redo the game.

The New England Patriots won the AFC Championship barely win they won 37 – 31 in overtime. The Patriots will be going to the Super Bowl for the third straight time and will be hoping to win their second Super Bowl in three years.

The Super Bowl will be on Sunday, February 3 in Atlanta, Georgia. We will have a story for you in our next edition.