Wide receiver Michael Thomas burned Rams cornerback Marcus Peters on a 72-yard bomb to extend the Saints' lead to 45-35 with 4:02 to play in New Orleans.
Then Thomas, with 12 catches for a franchise-record 211 yards and a score in the Saints' win, pulled a flip phone from beneath the goal post.
He dialed and held the phone to his ear.
Nearly 15 years after Saints receiver Joe Horn celebrated with his own flip phone, Thomas gave a nod to Horn with a hidden device.
“This is too big of a game to be risking those kind of yards,” lead FOX NFL analyst Troy Aikman said of the 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct Thomas generated for using a prop to celebrate.
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