I did not watch the Saints/Rams game and so had not seen this play before today. It certainly adds fuel to the fire for those who think NFL games are fixed. This was blatant pass interference that the whole viewing audience saw. (Click on the “Watch on YouTube”link to see it.)
In fact, somehow some disgruntled fans in New Orleans managed to bring the matter to court, where a judge ruled that the law they invoked could not be used. There is still a class action lawsuit on behalf of season ticket holders. That will be interesting.
If I understand correctly, and I don’t know that I do, the NFL is a private business that sells entertainment. If it wants to fix its games, it can.