NFL replacement officials do OK in season opener

Referee Jim Core, center, gestures alongside other game

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Referee Jim Core, center, gestures alongside other game officials before a game between the Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. (Sept. 5, 2012) (Credit: AP)

If you didn't know the NFL was using replacement referees during the Giants' season opener against Dallas Wednesday night at MetLife Stadium, you wouldn't have known the regular officials weren't working the game. And that's the highest compliment you can pay any officiating crew.

The NFL locked out its officials because of an impasse in contract negotiations with the NFL Referees Association,...

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