Divisional round liveblog: Packers at Cardinals

2015 NFC Divisional PlayoffFollow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Packers-Cardinals Divisional Playoff game from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post or tweet us @footballzebras.Today's crew is headed

Divisional round liveblog: Chiefs at Patriots

2015 AFC Divisional PlayoffFollow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Chiefs-Patriots Divisional Playoff game from Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post or tweet us @footballzebras.Today's crew is headed by Craig

Who will be the referee at Super Bowl 50?

Update: Full crew is posted here. Below are our predictions from earlier in the playoffs. Now that the divisional playoff assignments have been posted by Football Zebras, we can look to who the potential crew chief will be for the Super Bowl. The NFL assigns its Super Bowl officiating staff to

Wild Card photo album

Here are photos of Wild Card officials in action, courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. From team photographers (click on an image to open a slideshow):From Getty Images: Dana McKenzie hears it from Vontaze Burfect:Embed from Getty Images Ron Marinucci chases the playEmbed from Getty Images Adam Jones pleads his case

Wrolstad, Blakeman, Corrente, McAulay get Divisional round assignments

Football Zebras has confirmed the crews for the Divisional Playoff weekend. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years of NFL experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation. All times are Eastern. Three alternates are assigned to

Wild Card liveblog: Seahawks at Vikings

2015 NFC Wild Card PlayoffFollow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Seahawks-Vikings Wild Card Playoff game from TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post or tweet

Parry playoff crew displays shock and awe in calling a strict game

Embed from Getty Images  John Parry's crew set the tone in the pregame warm-ups: There would not be a repeat of the Week 14 nonsense between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. That game featured several altercations that later drew league fines.Parry's crew put on a visible display in the pregame.

Tier system sets referee assignments for playoffs

The methodology of determining playoff assignments changed slightly when Dean Blandino was named vice president of officiating in 2013. It largely resembles the system previously in place. Rather than a straight 1-to-17 grade ranking, Blandino places the officials at each position into one of three tiers. Tier 1 is, for