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Vikings find an appreciation for real refs

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Vikings players could sympathize with the tough position the replacement refs were in, but they are happy to see the regular refs return to the game they know best.

As a general rule, players don't think much of officials. Wide receivers and defensive linemen are convinced they're held on every play. Any defensive player who has a flag thrown his way typically reacts with a combination of shock and disgust. But after three weeks of playing under the officiating of high school and Division III officials, the NFL finally got off its position when the... Recommended Stories