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Sympathy for New Orleans in short supply from Steelers fans, while Saints DE Cam Jordan complains ‘we don’t get calls our way’

The Saints defensive end would have you believe that his team has not benefit from a bad call all season.

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For those who watched the New Orleans Saints lose at home to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, it is hard to argue that the referees did not miss a blatant pass interference penalty in the final two minutes of the game that effectively cost New Orleans victory.

But if they are looking for sympathy from the Pittsburgh Steelers, a quick sample of social media in the aftermath of the game suggests there was little to be found among Steeler Nation.

In light of two dubious pass interference penalties flagged against Joe Haden in Week 16 that both gifted New Orleans touchdowns, the first perhaps among the most outrageous ever called, it is somewhat understandable why so many Pittsburgh fans might be revelling in the Saints misery.

For all the righteous indignation coming out of New Orleans in response to the blown call in the NFC Championship, it appears most Saints fans and even some of their players are conveniently forgetting the botched pass interference calls that significantly contributed to them gaining home field advantage in the first place.

However, for those still able to have a modicum of empathy for the way the Saints season ultimately ended, defensive end Cameron Jordan put a stop to that with his post-game remarks when he had the audacity to suggest New Orleans had not benefited from a call by the referees all season.

“We’ve known for a long time that we don’t get calls our way. There was a call in the Cowboys game that could have been said should have gone our way. There’s a call in this game. As far as I have known, we haven't had referees that are gung-ho for the Saints.”

Which begs the question if Jordan just has a terrible memory, or if he is being intentionally economical with the truth. Considering this is also the same man who went out of his way to denigrate Ben Roethlisberger’s career ahead his game against the Steelers in Week 16, it would not be a surprise if many in Pittsburgh felt a sense of karmic justice had been delivered on Sunday.