Regular season they are assigned to certain games.
What about pre-season? Does the home team use the officials that are assigned to their practices?
I thought there were quite a few ticky tack fouls that kept New England's drives alive. I know we got a few but not nearly enough.
For example that foul on Alexander was absolutely insane. He barely brushed the helmet.
And those PI calls were bad too. Both sides. If the NFL is going to call those like that this year. Someone is going to throw for 6000 yards. You can't even breathe on a WR with a foul.
We got our butts handed to us. And honestly the loss doesn't bother me at all. However, if they were NE practice officials it wouldn't surprise me if ole Cheater Bill didn't ask for a flag here and there so he could evaluate his offense more.