And so did the structure of the Superdome.
Fans were so loud that the ceiling began to crumble near the media workroom in the stadium, as shown in photos by NOLA.com’s Julie Boudwin.
The noise was booming, even on the FOX broadcast. One fan was blowing a whistle, which was clearly audible for viewers at home.
On the field, Rams quarterback Jared Goff was apparently struggling to get play calls from coach Sean McVay. Goff also struggled to communicate with his offensive linemen at the line of scrimmage. But that’s somewhat typical for a playoff atmosphere. It’s common to see teams cracking under the pressure of the opposing fans.
It’s entirely uncommon (and perhaps unsafe?) to see a stadium cracking under the pressure of its own fans.