Officiating video: Out-of-bounds kickoff spots, Double/After enforcement, and reviewing nullified TDs

In the weekly officiating tape to the media, senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron addressed three plays from the past week (see below). Kickoff out of bounds with another foul. In the Lions-Giants Monday night game, an unsportsmanlike conduct foul was committed on a touchdown, with the assessment going to

A backward pass can be ruled forward, but wasn’t for Packers

Week 2: Packers at Falcons (video) On the opening drive of the second half, the Packers found themselves in a deep hole on the scoreboard that hinged on a judgement call that allowed a Falcons defensive touchdown to stand. With an imminent sack, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers floated a pass towards the

NFL Week 1 officiating video: illegal kicks and more

  Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron released the week 1 officiating video today (video below). Among the numerous items to discuss, Riveron first discussed the defenseless player rule. In this particular play from Monday night, Vikings' running back Dalvin Cook was attempting to catch a pass out of the backfield

Centralized replay flunks its first test

Commentary by Ben Austro You could say the first domino to topple was on the Cincinnati bank of the Ohio River on a cold December day in 2013. On a fourth-and-goal, Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis stumbled for the end zone, and line judge Tim Podraza scurried in with the signal --

Seahawks Jeremy Lane ejected in first quarter

Seahawks at Packers  (video) With 9:41 left in the first quarter, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw an interception that was returned for an apparent touchdown by Seahawks defensive lineman Nazir Jones. However, there were two fouls behind the play that were both against Seattle, one which resulted in the ejection of