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Preston: Poor officiating has become the norm in the NFL. Sunday was no different.

Preston: Poor officiating has become the norm in the NFL. Sunday was no different.

There is some sympathy for New Orleans coach Sean Payton over an officiating gaffe in the NFC championship game Sunday that cost the Saints a chance to win the Super Bowl.

But there won’t be much.

Those days are over, because officiating in the NFL has been poor for a long time and will remain that way until some changes are made.

So, when I watch an NFL game, I expect the outcome to be determined by about ten plays made by the players, four or five failed or successful coaching strategies and three to four questionable calls made by the officials.

It’s just another Sunday in the NFL.

Some fans have a different perspective,...

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