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DETROIT (AP) -- Shannon Eastin used her left hand to tuck her pony tail under her cap after the national anthem and got ready for work.
She seemed to do her job, which ended by helping to separate St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions players after some shoving, pushing and shouting broke out following the final play.
Eastin became the first woman to be an official in an NFL regular-season game, working as the line judge in the Rams-Lions matchup Sunday.
"It's a great milestone," Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said after his team beat St. Louis 27-23. "But we didn't think about it all during the game."
That's probably just the way she -- and the league -- liked it.
Eastin is among the replacement officials hired by the league while the regular officials are locked out. Replacement officials are working games for the first time in 11 years.
She became the first female official to work an NFL preseason game last month as the line judge when Green Bay playe...
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Shannon Eastin is set to make NFL history.
Eastin is listed as the line judge in Sunday's St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions game, making her the first woman to be an official in a regular-season game.
She became the first female official to work an NFL preseason game last month as the line judge when Green Bay played at San Diego. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has her cap and whistle...
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A replacement official left the Detroit Lions' game against the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter Sunday with a left hamstring injury.
Side judge Paul Caldera was tended to on a training table on the Detroit sideline, causing a brief delay before he was replaced on the crew by alternate Curtis Adams - a replacement for the replacement.
Caldera was eventually able to get up...
Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News tweeted some smack talk from Lions DB Chris Houston.
Chris Houston talked a little smack about Randy Moss today. Called him a “possession receiver” and doesn’t think he can “take the top off.”
— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein_DN) September 10, 2012
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Maybe they can shake hands and put the issue behind them for good.
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Jim Harbaugh would love it if his postgame handshake with Detroit coach Jim Schwartz last season were ancient history 11 months later.
If only. Not this week. Not with two unbeaten NFC powers set to face off in prime time Sunday night, when the Lions visit the reigning NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.
Harbaugh refers to it as a ''mini controversy...