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Week 9

NFL: ‘Panthers incorrectly awarded TD’

An NFL spokesman has confirmed in a statement to Football Zebras.com that the inadvertent whistle that occurred during the Panthers-Redskins game was ruled incorrectly. As we reported yesterday, line judge Tom Symonette ruled Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams out of bounds on a touchdown run when he did not step out of bounds. Referee Carl…

Leavy hits Steelers with 3 questionable calls

A series of calls in the second quarter by Bill Leavy’s crew were questionable at best. Non-restrictive pass interference. A deep incomplete pass was flagged for defensive pass interference, despite a lack of contact that restricted the wide receiver. The penalty gave the Giants 41 extra yards on their touchdown drive. Because the receiver appeared…

Quick calls: Week 9

Check this post for a breakdown of calls made by the officiating crews today. Did you see something that is controversial or have a question about a rules interpretation? Respond in the comments section of this post or tweet us @footballzebras. (Officiating assignments)

Week 9 referee assignments

Because we were down for most of the week, we have relied on football-refs.com to confirm this week’s officiating assignments. Ed Hochuli, Mike Carey, Pete Morelli are off this week. Ron Winter is also off, and his crew is working with Bill Vinovich. Thursday, Nov. 1 Chiefs at Chargers: Alberto Riveron Sunday, Nov. 4 Broncos…