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With Pats-Colts, even refs get spotlight

Scouting of officiating crew's tendencies a part Bill Belichick's game prep

Updated: November 14, 2009, 11:51 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH -- The game won't kick off until 8:20 Sunday night, and seemingly every angle has already been dissected in what should be another great Patriots-Colts matchup.

Here is one more: the role of officiating and Scott Green's crew.

There is uneasiness in even mentioning officials before a game, as the spotlight should almost always be on the players. There will probably be a missed or controversial call along the way, but in a game where there could be 125-150 snaps between the ...

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