Oh, the humanity: Penalty prevents Saints from win in regulation (VIDEO)

For a few short seconds, the Superdome was wild with glee. And then it all ended.

The New Orleans Saints and San Francisco were tied with seconds left in the fourth quarter on Sunday and it seemed overtime was inevitable. However, the Saints had the ball and took one last shot at the end zone.

A miracle! Drew Brees completed a Hail Mary to Jimmy Graham for the win! 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was beside himself!

But wait! Hold everything. There was laundry all over the field as the refs whistled Graham for offensive pass interference. Wow. Did the zebras get the call right? Let’s let NFL on FOX rules expert Mike Pereira handle this one:

Sorry, Who Dat Nation. The game did indeed go to overtime. And once there, a ill-timed Brees fumble gave the 49ers a short field. Which led to this happening: