Carl Cheffers is confirmed as referee for Super Bowl LI

Football Zebras exclusive Carl Cheffers will be the referee heading the Super Bowl LI officiating staff on Feb. 5 in Houston. This was widely suspected, and the assignments were officially given to the crew today. This will be Cheffers' first Super Bowl assignment. Cheffers worked the Divisional Playoff game between the Steelers and Chiefs, and he threw the

Referee Carl Cheffers is likely to get Super Bowl nod

Football Zebras analysis After narrowing the field down from four candidates to two, Football Zebras has learned that a clear front-runner has emerged for the referee of Super Bowl LI. [Update 1/18: Football Zebras has confirmed that all the officials listed below are assigned to the Super Bowl.] Carl Cheffers, according to multiple sources

Postseason assignments use mixed crews, not all-star crews

The methodology of how officials are assigned to postseason games has had an air of mystery, but the league and the officials' union have established a basic framework for determining which officials get playoff assignments. Senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino determines the assignments by first taking the cumulative accuracy

Schedule for the 2016 NFL playoffs

Here are the times and dates for the NFL 2016–17 postseason. All times are Eastern. Referee assignments will be posted when available. Wild Card Playoffs Full crews | Coverage Saturday, Jan. 7 ⁵Raiders at ⁴Texans, 4:35 p.m. ESPN ABC -- Ron Torbert ⁶Lions at ³Seahawks, 8:15 p.m. NBC -- Brad Allen Sunday, Jan. 8 ⁶Dolphins at ³Steelers, 1:05 p.m. CBS -- Craig