Despite blowing a 21-point lead that resulted in the game being tied 35-35 in the third quarter, the New Orleans Saints came away with a 45-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. That hands the Rams (8-1) their first loss of the season, and means that the Saints (7-1) would have the tiebreaker for the top NFC seed if the teams finish with the same record.
The Saints more or less put the game away on a 3rd-and-7 play with four minutes remaining, leading 38-35. Drew Brees connected with Michael Thomas for a 72-yard touchdown, and Thomas had quite the celebration ready to go.
That’s a flip phone celebration that former Saints wide receiver Joe Horn made popular in 2003:
Thomas drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and heard it from Troy Aikman on the broadcast, but it didn’t end up hurting the Saints. The star wide receiver also had 12 receptions for 211 yards, so we should probably let the penalty slide.
And especially because the celebration is hilarious and the game is supposed to be fun.