2014 AFC Wild Card Playoff
This game had tinderbox written all over it, but Clete Blakeman’s crew handled the playoff game between these two heated rivals very well. The crew, especially line judge Jeff Seeman did not overlook any nonsense, flagging chippy play and unsportsmanlike acts. Back judge Perry Paganelli and a very good game flagging a helmet-to-helmet hit and passing on a pass interference flag ruling tangled feet. Side judge Rick Patterson had some close sideline calls that he got correct. Blakeman’s crew can be proud of their efforts tonight. The penalty and instant replay statistics are available below and you can read our real-time reaction to the officiating.
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Today’s crew his headed by Clete Blakeman.
|U||40||Butch Hannah||16||Triplette||Middle Tennessee State||retired federal probation officer|
|HL||28||Mark Hittner||18||Wrolstad||Pittsburg State||investment broker|
|LJ||45||Jeff Seeman||13||Cheffers||Minnesota||brokerage sales|
|FJ||82||Buddy Horton||16||Morelli||Oregon State||water service worker|
|BJ||46||Perry Paganelli||17||Parry||Hope College||retired high school administrator|
- Replay official: Carl Madsen