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2018 postseason2018 Conference ChampionshipsChampionship liveblog: Patriots at Chiefs

Championship liveblog: Patriots at Chiefs

2018 AFC Championship

Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the AFC Championship game from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

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      Yrs 2018 crew College Occupation
R 34 Clete Blakeman 11   Nebraska attorney
U 92 Bryan Neale 5 Smith Indiana sales consultant
DJ 8 Dana McKenzie 11 Blakeman Toledo claims adjuster
LJ 79 Kent Payne 15 Martin Nebraska Wesleyan teacher
FJ 43 Terry Brown 13 Anderson Tennessee probation supervisor
SJ 88 Brad Freeman 5 Martin Mississippi State sports park director*
BJ 78 Greg Meyer 17 Cheffers Texas Christian banker*

*indicates full-time official

  • Replay official: Carl Madsen
  • Replay assistant: Tyler Cerimeli
  • Alternates: Tony Corrente (R), Derick Bowers (LJ), Adrian Hill (SJ)

4 thoughts on “Championship liveblog: Patriots at Chiefs

  1. That delay rule should be changed–the offense should be given 5 seconds to snap the ball after the ref signals them to proceed.

  2. I thought the game was superbly officiated. I agree with all the video review calls–I think they were fair calls and they each would have been a lot more controversial if they had gone the other way. I thought the roughing the passer call didn’t have to be made, but Jones’s hand did touch Brady’s face mask, so I can understand why it was made. In terms of non-calls, there was some grabbing and contact in the passing game that could have been called, but the refs let them “play thru it”, which is ok. The only one I thought should have been called was the “rub route” that KC scored on late in the game–that should have been a penalty on KC and the touchdown taken off the board. The refs also gave KC an extended timeout before the 2nd to last play of regulation, when they had no time outs (the refs were reviewing the game clock), which is a little bit of a screw up by the refs, but didn’t end up affecting the game. Overall, a superb game.

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