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Rams Not Happy About Defensive PI Call on Bills 4th Down Late in Loss

The Rams came within a whisker of completing one of the wildest comebacks in regular-season history, erasing a 25-point deficit to take a four-point lead over the Bills.

With 25 seconds left, and the Bills trailing 32-28, Josh Allen took the snap from the Rams’ 13-yard-line on fourth-and-8. He tossed a pass in the direction of ?Gabriel Davis? near the goal line. The throw was behind the wideout, but a flag sailed in. Pass interference.

New life for Buffalo. On the next play, Allen tossed the go-ahead TD to ?Tyler Kroft? for the win.

Rams players took exception to the DPI called on corner Darious Williams, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

“It was the wrong call,” Rams safety John Johnson III said, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN. “We can’t narrow it down to that one play, but I don’t think it was a PI.”

That sound you hear is all of New Orleans laughing through tears.

Receiver ?Robert Woods? was asked if it looked like Williams committed a penalty from where he stood on the sideline.

“No, obviously not,” Woods responded. “Being out there, he’s playing defensive back, he’s playing hands-on, he’s checking him, and as he gets into his route, the receiver initiates the contact and the quarterback is literally just throwing the ball in the area, and it wasn’t even a catchable ball. But, obviously, they made the call, it is what it is, you got to keep playing and finish the game.”

The call seemed ticky-tack at best. Still, no game comes down to one play. Earlier in the bout, refs ruled a simultaneous possession was an interception for L.A. Had that judgment call went the other way, the Rams’ comeback bid would likely have been snuffed out before it started.

“There’s a million calls in the game, and it’s unfortunate that one like that can go make it, essentially, if they don’t call it, the game is over,” said QB ?Jared Goff?, who passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns, with an INT. “But there’s calls that went our way that game and there’s calls that went their way that game, and unfortunately, that one was at the end of the game like that.”


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