Category Archives: Playoffs

To flag or not to flag? Pereira and Daopoulos try to answer the question

Pereira and Daopoulos break down Super Bowl XLVII Did the Baltimore Ravens Jimmy Smith hold the San Francisco 49ers Michael Crabtree on that last gasp fourth and goal?  Did Crabtree push-off of Smith?  Were the officials correct in not throwing … Continue reading

Rule modifications for Pro Bowl

AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Sunday 7 p.m. (ET), NBC Ed Hochuli is the referee today for the annual all-star game from Honolulu. Packers coach Mike McCarthy (NFC) and Broncos coach John Fox (AFC) will be on the sidelines. The NFC will … Continue reading

Images of the Conference Championships

Pictures of the officials from the Conference Championship games as captured by team photographers. Click on any photo for an larger version and the slide show.  

Pereira: Officials ‘nailed’ NFC championship

Former officiating boss says officials got two critical calls correct Former NFL vice president for officiating and current Fox Sports officiating consultant Mike Pereira says Terry McAulay’s crew called a superb game on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers beat … Continue reading

Live blog: Ravens at Patriots

Today’s crew is headed by Bill Leavy. We are live blogging the calls and the officials for the game. Continue reading

Live blog: 49ers at Falcons

Today’s crew is headed by Terry McAulay. We are live blogging the calls and the officials for the game. Continue reading

Images from the Divisional Playoffs

We ran into a technical problem earlier in the week, but we still wanted to present some images of the officials as captured by the team photographers. Click on any photo to see the slideshow.    

Can umpire make calls for referee?

Since the umpire is in the backfield, I wondered if the umpire is now permitted make calls that historically fall within the referee’s purview.
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NFL ref experts break down divisional playoffs

Pereira and Daopoulos disagree on the Peyton Manning fumble/tuck rule As has been the case all season, former NFL vice president for officiating Mike Pereira and former NFL official and officiating supervisor Jim Daopoulos talked about the correct, incorrect, and … Continue reading

McAulay, Leavy head conference titles

Boger to be announced Tuesday for Super Bowl We have the assignments for the Conference Championships. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the … Continue reading