It likely won’t provide much solace to the Saints and their fans, but heads may roll after the blown call at the end of Sunday’s NFC Championship.

The referees missed a blatant pass interference with under two minutes left in regulation, proving costly for the Saints in their 26-23 overtime loss to the Rams, and the ax could fall on the NFL’s head of officiating.

“As soon as this call got made, I heard from a couple of acquaintances/sources about the impact of it,” Peter King wrote Monday in his weekly Football Morning in America. “‘Al Riveron [EVP of Officiating] is gone,’ one said. ‘He can’t survive this.’ Another said the league will have to pay big to bring back Dean Blandino or Mike Pereira (less likely). I think Riveron was on thin ice before Sunday. What the NFL should do, if it decides to dump Riveron, is pay realistic money to get Blandino back from his cushy gig at Fox. He’s a trusted and trustworthy guy.”

Riveron has been the senior vice president of officiating since 2017. He previously had served as second in command under Blandino, who left the position and now works as a rules analyst for Fox.

“That was clearly pass interference,” Blandino said on Fox. “The crew did a great job for most of the game and they let the players play. But unfortunately, we’re going to be talking about that one situation where it went too far.”

For his own part, Riveron called Saints coach Sean Payton after the game and told him it was a blown call, according to Payton.

NFL officiating has been at the center of plenty of controversies in recent seasons, but no call was as egregious as the one that wasn’t made on Sunday.

King went on to wonder whether side judge Gary Cavaletto or down judge Patrick Turner could be fired for missing the penalty, but the heaviest punishment could come at the top.

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