Last night in Baltimore, the refs were welcomed back from their lockout with cheers from the M&T Bank Stadium bleachers.

In all, 18 flags were thrown. And no penalty or call was remotely close to as controversial as any of the calls from Monday night's Packers-Seahawks matchup.

Despite being embraced by NFL fans, some players aren't expected the referees to be up to the bar on their officiating just yet.

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