Are absolutely TERRIBLE this year! I have always considered them to be the best of the major sports league officials but this year I am seeing a lot more games influenced or outright decided by bad/biased officiating. It is really bad this year. It just ruins the enjoyment of the sport when the ref's seem to constantly be part of the box score's storyline. St. Louis has a couple wins they shouldn't have( over Seahawks & 49'ers )as one glaring example and today's game between the Ravens and Chargers is another. What a god awful job the ref's did today in that game. They were flag happy against Baltimore for everything they did yet they turned a blind eye to the Chargers blatant o-line holds( muggings is more accurate ). The PI call at the end of the game was one of the most ridiculous and obviously biased calls made this year. Both players were equally interfering with each other while looking at, and fighting for, the ball. Either no PI or PI on both and replay the down. To call the Raven DB for PI is ludicrous. Just no reason or sanity for so many calls or lack thereof this year it seems that goes way beyond any previous year I can recall. You will always get a bad call here or there. Ref's are humans. But as I said this year they seem to really be awful. With all the technology we have that let's us see the game on TV better than the ref's can on the field maybe it is time to start taking some of the calls away from them and putting them on someone at a monitor? Games like the Ravens/Chargers game today, that had a heavy dose of ref influence on the outcome, can't be allowed to keep happening. Playoff spots are at stake. Sorry for the rant but I get really ticked at this stuff. And for the record I am not a fan of any team mentioned by name in this thread. I will leave my rants on those blown calls out due to my own bias. Also, don't go by my location and think I am a fan of the Patriots. I am not. That team gets more benefit from bogus calls than any 5 others combined.