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Week 12

Week 12 ‘Official Review’: Turkey Day replay, 4th & 29 measure, quick whistle

video 1 (streaming) | video 2 (streaming) | video 3 (222 MB download) Busy, busy Week 12 in officiating, so let’s look at what the officiating department is discussing for “Official Review.” NFL director of officiating and head of instant replay Dean Blandino has the calls: On Thanksgiving Day, the obvious missed call of Texans…

After further review, LJ blew inadvertent whistle, but admitted it to offended coach

We are examining the video of the inadvertent whistle from the Raiders-Bengals game, and have confirmed that the line judge was responsible for terminating the play. Because the highlight video on NFL.com does not clearly illustrate the inadvertent whistle, we have the video the help of friend of the site, Timothy Burke of Mocksession (@bubbaprog), and…

Officiating experts break down Week 12 calls

Pereira and Daopoulos analyze the officials Former NFL vice president of officiating and current Fox Sports officiating expert Mike Pereira and former NFL supervisor and current NBC Sports Network officiating expert Jim Daopoulos had many situations to explain during their weekly segments. Daopoulos talked about the strange circumstances surrounding a replay in Chicago, a roughing…

Inadvertent whistle play should have been blown dead before it was blown dead

Week 12: Raiders at Bengals (video at 2:50) On a 3rd-and-6, the Bengals completed a five-yard pass which was immediately fumbled near the sideline. The Raiders managed to keep the ball from going out of bounds by batting the ball in bounds. The Raiders then recovered the loose ball to return for a touchdown. Unfortunately,…

Raiders 4-for-4 on coach’s challenges, Giants have not thrown red flag this year

Each team now has ten games on the record books, and the Raiders have shown a shrewd success in coach’s challenges this season. Coach Dennis Allen has challenged four plays this season and was correct on every one of them. Three other coaches have perfect records this season: the Cowboys’ Jason Garrett (2), the Vikings’…

Week 12 referee assignments

This week, Carl Cheffers and Bill Vinovich are off. Head linesman George Hayward (calf) on Bill Leavy’s crew and Kirk Dornan (plantar fasciitis) on Mike Carey’s crew are both out with injuries. Most officiating assignments have been verified through Football-refs.com. Thursday, Nov. 22 Texans at Lions: Walt Coleman Redskins at Cowboys: Bill Leavy Patriots at Jets: Mike Carey…