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NFL, Refs Reach Tentative Agreement

The NFL and and the NFL Referees Association have agreed to a contract that will send referees back to the field this weekend, according to NFL.com.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that the the refs will be back on the field starting with Thursday night's game between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens

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Which Winless NFL Team Has the Best Chance at the Super Bowl? — Sports Survey of the Day

As we head into week number four in the NFL, two teams are still looking for win number one. So, which winless team has the best chance at the Lombardi Trophy?

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A Deal May Be Close…but in the Meantime – The 5 Worst Officiating Mistakes of the 2012 NFL Season

The latest rumor is that the NFL and replacement refs are close to a deal. As you know, the NFL has been to use high school referees as replacements while it negotiates with the actual referees' union, which has led to the occasional minor controversy. And while Monday's night's disastrous ending to the Packers-Seahawks game is probably the pinnacle (or nadir) of this sad saga, there were already plenty of questionable, puzzling and downright infuriating officiating decisions leading up to it.

Let's have a look, shall we?

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The 5 Most Questionable Calls in NFL History
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The 5 Most Questionable Calls in NFL History

By now, even non-football fans have heard about the officiating debacle in last night's showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks (just check your Facebook feed). Facing a 12-7 deficit with just seconds left to play, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rolled out of the pocket and threw a desperation heave into the end zone, resulting in a game-clinching interception for the Packers.

Except it wasn't. Instead, the NFL's much-maligned replacement officials inexplicably ruled the play a touchdown for the Seahawks, ignoring an obvious offensive pass-interference penalty and cementing the phrase "simultaneous catch" into the lexicon of poor sports officiating.

This screw-up will, hopefully, lead to the return of the real refs—but let's not forget that they too have made their share of awful calls over the years. Here's a look at some of the NFL's most controversial officiating decisions:

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Lingerie Football League Fired Referees Now Working NFL Games — You’ll Never Guess Why

As the labor dispute between the NFL and the referees’ union continues, criticism of the replacement officials has been going on for weeks and has only gotten louder after a blown call on 'Monday Night Football' gave Seattle a 14-12 win over Green Bay.

How bad have things gotten for the NFL?

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It’s the New Breakfast of Champions – ‘Gronk Flakes!’

New England Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski is everywhere. During the season we see him catching passes from Tom Brady and spiking footballs after every touchdown. Lately we have also been seeing him in quite a few endorsements. If you haven't had your full of 'GRONK,' maybe you can at least have a full belly, with the new 'Gronk Flakes.'

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Do NFL Coaches Treat Replacement Officials with Less Respect? — Sports Survey of the Day

Another week in the NFL and another week of some very questionable calls. Everyone is frustrated by the replacement officials, but are some coaches going too far?

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NFL 2012 Season — Week Three Recap

Three overtime games and several last-second finishes highlighted the NFL action from Week 3. Here's a recap of all of Sunday's games:

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2012 Week 3 NFL Fantasy Football Preview
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NFL Week 3 Fantasy Football Preview

Okay, so you've weathered the first two weeks of the 2012 fantasy football season and dropped that rookie running back that you knew you shouldn't have drafted. Now that early hiccups are out of the way, take your team to the next level by checking out some story lines and players to watch in Week 3.

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Pats vs Ravens-LIVE

New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens — 8:20 PM
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.
A rematch of the franchises that met in last year's AFC Championship Game will play out in the spotlight of Sunday night.

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