Procedures for assigning mixed crews for the NFL playoffs

The process of assigning playoff officials has been largely a secret, with some of the details not even shared with officials. However, there is a general framework that has been established by the league and the officials’ union.  The league will continue to use a tier system in order to assign officials

Week 18 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Clete Blakeman will be the referee for Game 272 — the Sunday night game between the Chargers and the Raiders: the AFC West showdown which will determine who makes the AFC playoffs as a wild card team, and who will be watching the postseason from home. Carl

Week 17 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Clay Martin and his crew will officiate the NFC North clash between the Vikings and Packers this Sunday night in the penultimate week of the 2021 NFL season. Ron Torbert is off this week. Scheduled assignments are subject to change. Sunday, Jan. 2Eagles at WAS Football Team  — Clete Blakeman Panthers

Week 16 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Shawn Hochuli and his crew will be in Nashville on Thursday night this week for the interconference game between the 49ers and Titans. Alex Kemp and Craig Wrolstad will be officiating this Christmas. Brad Rogers is off this week. Scheduled assignments are subject to change. Thursday, Dec. 2349ers at

Week 15 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Shawn Smith will be the referee for the AFC West matchup on Thursday night in Los Angeles between the Chiefs and Chargers. Bye weeks for teams have completed; only Bill Vinovich's crew is off this week. Scheduled assignments are subject to change. UPDATE: The NFL rescheduled three games this

Week 14 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Clete Blakeman and his crew will be in Minneapolis for Thursday Night Football this week when the Steelers visit the Vikings as the regular season nears its end. Jerome Boger, Shawn Hochuli, and Clay Martin are off this week. Scheduled assignments are subject to change. Thursday, Dec. 9Steelers at