5 officiating observations from 2017

With just one more game left this season, here are five officiating observations I noticed in the last six months of football. Too many ejections This year, NFL officials gave the hook to 20 players for fighting, a flagrant personal foul or for contact against an official. This is not because officials are

Officiating video: spiking in bench area, low blocks, picks, forward pitches

Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron released the week 17 officiating video (below). In it he covered, among other things, a taunting situation with Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson in their season finale against the Patriots. Anderson caught a pass and went out bounds inside the Patriots sideline. As

Quick calls: Week 17

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Week 17 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Bill Vinovich will be the referee for the clash between the Panthers and Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which will greatly help in cementing the playoff landscape of the NFC. Carl Cheffers and his crew have the week off. In recent weeks, the officiating department has been