This was one day after New England coach Bill Belichick was confused about a decisive field goal he thought was off-target and Detroit's Jim Schwartz couldn't understand a 27-yard penalty walk-off for unnecessary roughness.
The officials have been locked out since June, when they and the league couldn't agree on a new collective bargaining agreement. In the officials' absence, replacement refs were brought in from lower college levels or from other leagues such as Arena Football.
The league and the officials' union met on Sunday without making any progress. The players' union also called on the 32 team owners to end the lockout because it is compromising the integrity of the game.
Packers guard T.J. Lang tweeted that they were robbed "by the refs. Thanks NFL."
In Sunday's Baltimore-New England game, aggro followed even insignificant plays. One TV analyst called it the substitute-teacher syndrome: See how much you can get away with before the real thing returns.