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September 20, 2012
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Flags by replacements, regular refs about the same

NEW YORK (AP) - The numbers say there isn't much difference in the NFL with replacement officials. Comments from players and coaches say otherwise.

As fan outrage grows over calls and non-calls, delays in doling out penalties and indecision by the replacements, statistics show strong similarities between the number of flags thrown this year by the temporary crews and last year by the guys who currently are locked out.

The NFL knows things are far from perfect - something that could have been predicted with officials whose recent experience typically was not even at the highest college levels. But things …

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