It looked like the Rams had grabbed the momentum in Sunday’s game against the Saints when Saints running back Mark Ingram lost a fumble deep in his team’s territory in the second quarter of a 14-14 game.
The Rams offense faltered, however, and the team sent in the field goal unit for a try that never happened. Punter/holder Johnny Hekker tried to run for a first down and was ruled short on the field. Rams coach Sean McVay challenged the call and it was upheld because, per NFL officiating head Al Riveron on Twitter, “no obvious visual evidence to overturn the on-field ruling that the runner was short of the line to gain in #LARvsNO, even after piecing together multiple angles.
Sean McVay is sure to face questions about passing on a chance to get three points when the game is over, but his team’s ability to find a way to come up with more stops will have more to do with the final score.