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The NFL Is Really Sorry About That Whole Rams-Lions Clock Goof

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 09: A detailed view of Ford Field during the game between the St. Louis Rams and the Detroit Lions on September 9, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Rams 27-23.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 09: A detailed view of Ford Field during the game between the St. Louis Rams and the Detroit Lions on September 9, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Rams 27-23. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Hey Rams fans, cheer up. Your team won a moral victory on Sunday, taking the Detroit Lions down to the last 10 seconds of play where they scored a winning touchdown. Sure, that might never have happened if the booth knew how the game clock and play clock worked in unison. And heaven forbid that the replacement officials, those heroes saving the struggling NFL a few extra bucks, actually take charge of the situation. There is at least one other thing you can take some solace in ...

The NFL is really sorry about that whole clock thing, and they admit that it was a mistake.

League VP for Communications Greg Aiello said as much in a response to the Post-Dispatch.

"It was a mistake by the clock operator. He stopped the clock incorrectly. The officials did not signal for it to stop."

So there you go. Admitting your mistakes makes everyone feel better, a moral victory on top of the moral victory on the field.

Head coach Jeff Fisher acknowledged in his Monday presser that they sent the matter to the league offices. Obviously, nothing more than an acknowledgement of error will come out of it.

Now, if the league would only admit what a disaster they have on their hands with the replacement refs.