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NFL | Replacement refs calling same amount of penalties

Statistics show there isn't much difference in the NFL with replacement officials calling penalties despite the outrage from players and coaches. There are strong similarities between the number of flags thrown this year by the temporary crews and last year by regular officials. The average number of penalties per game is down this season from 15.2 to 14.7. Defensive pass interference and illegal contact penalties are up, but only from 48 to 51, even though there has been concern about the lack of such calls.

2012-09-20 04:44:35 | Source: ESPN.com

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