Saturday’s divisional playoff officiating

Packers at Falcons John Parry is the referee. 3rd Quarter, 7:41 remaining. Packers coach Mike McCarthy challenged a 23-yard reception by Falcons receiver Michael Jenkins. When Jenkins gets both feet down following a catch, there must be a recognizable amount of time that he holds possession of the ball. In this case,

Sunday’s Wild Card officiating

Ravens at Chiefs Mike Carey is the referee. 1st Quarter, 6:26 remaining. The Chiefs challenged the spot of the ball in relation to the first-down marker. Since Ravens running back Ray Rice landed with his hand first, he was not considered down until another part of his body contacted the ground. Ravens

Saturday’s Wild Card officiating

Saints at Seahawks Walt Coleman is the referee, heading up Terry McAulay's crew. First half. No replay reviews. Saints have 4 penalties for 18 yards, Seahawks 3/14, no penalties declined. 4th Quarter, 3:38 remaining. On the amazing touchdown run by Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, did quarterback Matt Hasselbeck throw an illegal block

Carey, Morelli, Steratore crews assigned to Wild Card; Coleman subs for McAulay

The officiating crews for the Wild Card games on Jan. 8 and 9 have been announced by the NFL. Kickoff times are Eastern. (See our previous post on the process of qualification.) Saints at Seahawks (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.) R — #65 Walt Coleman (22nd year, 16th year as referee) U — #121 Paul

Week 17 open forum, assignments

Did a referee drop a call like the ball in Times Square? Let us know in the comments. Referee assignments are listed after the jump. Quick Updates Cowboys at Eagles. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett attempted to challenge the spot of the ball in relation to a first down. Referee Tony Corrente disallowed

Week 16 “Offical Review”: Catch and control, keeping fumble in bounds

We haven't been reviewing the "Official Review" segments on the NFL Network this season since its debut under Carl Johnson. Johnson, the new vice-president of officiating, has not appeared on the network's signature program NFL Total Access on a weekly basis, like his predecessor, Mike Pereira. In addition, the segment

Miami’s tip-toe touchdown: Should it have been overturned?

Week 16: Lions at Dolphins With under two minutes left in the second quarter of the Lions–Dolphins game, Chad Henne completed a touchdown pass to receiver Davone Bess (video). The replay assistant called for a review, and referee Tony Corrente upheld the ruling on the field of a touchdown. However, while