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No matter what your record is, one subject Wednesday around the NFL caused plenty of smiles: the return of the regular officials after three regular-season weeks using replacements.
Everyone is upset about the NFL's replacement officials, and the lockout of the NFL Referees' Association has had such a big impact already this season.
Seventeen unanswered points put the Washington Redskins in a nice spot, tied with the Cincinnati Bengals with just over a quarter remaining. In getting there, though, they used two timeouts ... and then they were driving in Cincinnati territory early in the fourth with a chance to take the lead.
Trent Williams tried. After leaving Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on the Washington Redskins' second offensive play from scrimmage with a right knee injury, the left tackle attempted to come back.
Lorenzo Alexander has heard fan criticism directed toward special teams coordinator Danny Smith this week after the Washington Redskins had punts blocked in each of their first two games.
Watch one NFL game this fall, and something is off. The action is the same, but everything in between seems less crisp and less efficient.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco laughed that, on one call Sunday, an NFL replacement official threw a blue beanie instead of a flag. Washington Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander scoffed at a brutal personal foul penalty on teammate London Fletcher and wondered how guys could tackle each other on kickoffs and not get penalized.
It's time to stop playing games with the games.
In any scandal, it's about following the money. The New Orleans Saints learned that hard lesson when the NFL found they had orchestrated a bounty system that paid players for injuring opponents and knocking them out of games. Suspensions and fines followed.