(CNN)Sean Payton estimates that for the first 24 hours, he was filled with anger. After that, the New Orleans head coach said, he was filled with disappointment -- and ice cream, with hours logged in front of the television.
Sean Payton ate ice cream and watched Netflix for 3 days after Saints loss
It's been a week and a half since the Saints lost the NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams, a game that was overshadowed by a controversial no-call from the officiating crew that's still being talked about with Super Bowl LIII just a few days away.
"I would say honestly after the game for two to three days, much like normal people, I sat, probably didn't come out of my room, I ate Jeni's ice cream, and watched Netflix for three straight days," Payton said Wednesday. "There are certain vices you gravitate to. For me, it's probably sugar."
The source of the anger came late in the fourth quarter, when a Saints-led Drew Brees drive stalled with a controversial no-call from officials on an incomplete pass to Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis. The crowd wanted a flag for either pass interference or helmet-to-helmet contact on a defenseless receiver by Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. It wasn't thrown.
Instant replay doesn't cover judgment calls. The Rams went on to win in overtime.