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Week 11 referee assignments

Brad Allen

Brad Allen is the referee for his first career Monday night game. The crews headed by Clete Blakeman, Terry McAulay, and John Parry are off this week. Note that the Eagles-Packers has been moved to late afternoon, and Vikings-Bears will be cross-flexed to air on CBS. Thursday, Nov. 13 Bills at Dolphins NFLN — Walt…

It’s no good; it’s a runback; it’s a safety; no, it’s not: Unraveling Austin’s missed field-goal return


#458301234 / Week 9: Rams at 49ers (video at :57) [Post updated to include pool reporter interview with referee Jerome Boger] The 49ers missed a field goal attempt, and Rams receiver Tavon Austin caught the ball in bounds. He attempted to return the kick, and the entire ball exited the end zone. Austin was…