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chris

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Watching highlights from week 2 and seeing all the teams that should have won and didn't. Comes down to one thing IMO.
Protect the football!
Turnovers especially interceptions killing a lot of teams.
I felt bad for the guy on the Cardinals. That was Joe Pisarcik territory.
 

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It's funny what teams certain fans hate. For me as a niners fan it is cowboys, raiders, Seahawks.
Same list for me.... except the Seahawks. For me, it's the Rams. Not quite as much since they left LA, but they're still on the list.
 

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Another great win by buffalo. Makes my Inter fluke at home almost bearable. Ugh!
 

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Interesting football day this far. Niners tough loss. Defense don't show up early enough.

Saints lose again. Count them out of the playoffs. Crazy finish for Detroit and Tennessee.
 

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Did the refs lost hand on the patriots ravens game or Harbaugh lost his head? I'm confused.
 

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I'm grateful to the refs. I would have been totally bummed by the niner's loss. But between the stupid refs and the 12 turnovers in the last 2 minutes I was laughing too hard to be upset.
 

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Refs are taking a beating so far. However comma I feel they are just the scapegoat because teams can use them as such. Games aren't lost by one or two bad calls. Score more points an you don't have to worry about it.
 

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At least on the NFL you have replays and review, in soccer, more often than not, referees determine the outcome of games, no reviews, no replays, just deal with it. Sad.
 

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The refs failure to call that horrendous hit on the Raiders' Heyward-Brown in the end zone was terrible. If they don't at least start getting that part of the game right, there are going to be some needless, ugly injuries.
 

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If bad calls take points off the board, what then?
Bad calls also happen with the real refs. Is part of the game. Is part of any game.
I agree though that more calls are being missed but don't feel they are doing as bad as they are being portrayed. They are under a microscope. Teams want to blame a loss on the refs and not on the four fumbles they have (for example)