Gene J. Puskar, File, Associated Press
FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011 file photo, referee Ed Hochuli , center, exits a replay booth on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns in Pittsburgh. Thanks to a handful of attention-getting calls in this year's playoffs, the officiating is a topic of conversation.

Here's the deal, football fans: NFL officials are going to mess up. Calls will be missed. Others will be made that shouldn't be.

Even the league knows that — and it wants you to remember, too.

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson says Friday there have been some rulings this postseason that "we wish had not caused so much attention." Sometimes, he adds, "mistakes are going to be made."

Anderson says the NFL is "never completely satisfied" with officiating and always strives to do better. That's one reason why the league is considering making some game officials full-time employees for next season.