Social media reacts to awful roughing the passer call in Saints-Packers game

By , Audacy Sports

Lost in a blowout victory by the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers was a pretty controversial call that thwarted any thought of a comeback.

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Already up 24-3, Jameis Winston attempted to throw a touchdown that would have cemented a Saints victory in the third quarter of Sunday's tilt. Instead, the ball was picked off by Darnell Savage. Unfortunately for the Packers, the interception didn't count because Za'Darius Smith was called for roughing the passer, despite seemingly not roughing the passer:

With a 21-point lead, the Saints almost certainly would have won their Week 1 contest even if the interception was overturned. But considering Winston later connected with Juwan Johnson in the end zone on that same drive, it certainly looms large.

It's hard to keep track of the list of notable calls that have gone against the Saints in recent years, but Sunday social media reacted to one finally going in the favor of Sean Payton and company:

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