NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – A controversial ending to the NFC Championship Game has launched a change.org petition for a rematch.
After rallying from an early 13-0 deficit, the Rams stunned the New Orleans Saints with Greg Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal in overtime for a 26-23 victory in the NFC championship game Sunday – an outcome that might not have been Los Angeles cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman hit helmet-to-helmet on Tommylee Lewis well before the pass arrived inside the 5, forcing the Saints to settle for Wil Lutz's 31-yard field goal that made it 23-20 with 1:41 left in regulation.
“Due to refability to properly officiate at the game on Sunday, Jan. 27, "the petition reads.
" It's the only fair solution to this travesty of epic proportions, "Terry Cassreino writes.
The Mississippi Clarion-Ledger reports the petition was started by a journalism teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School who is a native of New Orleans.
According to NFL rules, a rematch could technically happen.
Rule 17, Section 2, Article 3 states:
"The Commissioner's powers in this Section 2 include the imposition of monetary fines and draft- choice forfeitures, suspension of persons involved in unfair acts, and, if appropriate, the reversal of a game's result or the rescheduling of a game, either from the beginning or from the point where the extraordinary act occurred. ”  Whether the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would actually invoke the rule remains to be seen.