The Replacement Referee Era officially ended with Thursday night's matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Ravens in Baltimore.
Gone are the days of criticism, skepticism, and questioning every call the referees make...sort of. Either way, fans are now able to watch games with a little less reason to get angry and players are able to do what they are paid to do without the worry of failing due to reasons that are out of their hands. And more importantly, exceptional performances will replace blown calls on headlines across America.
With that being said, and 14 beautiful weeks of regular season football left to enjoy with veteran referees, it's time to take a look back on five of the worst instances of this disgraceful period in NFL history.