Category Archives: Calls

Super Bowl liveblog: Broncos vs. Seahawks

Super Bowl XLVIII Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of Super Bowl XLVIII from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.) If … Continue reading

5 observations from conference championship weekend

It was a great weekend of football, and the conference championship officiating crews did well by their respective games. 1. Umpire Bill Schuster had the game of his life Number 129 was everywhere Sunday night.  He jumped in between potential … Continue reading

Championship liveblog: Patriots at Broncos

AFC Conference Championship Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Patriots-Broncos conference championship from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the … Continue reading

Sometimes a safety is just a safety

AFC Divisional Playoff: Colts at Patriots When the snap sails over the punter’s head and out the back of the end zone, all of us have the same first reaction:  safety.  However this season we saw many instances of bizarre … Continue reading

Chippy games can make officials look bad

Cheffers’ divisional playoff crew in a near no-win situation NFC Divisional Playoff: 49ers at Panthers The divisional playoff game last week between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers was a frustrating game to watch through the eyes of … Continue reading

Quick action saves penalty: Why 49ers’ 12-men 86′d when 89 exits huddle

In a bizarre sequence leading to halftime, a 49ers incomplete pass from the 1-yard line to the corner of the end zone becomes a touchdown in replay, the coach is assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and the play actually should … Continue reading

Divisional playoff liveblog: Chargers at Broncos

Live blog coverage for the AFC Divisional Playoff in Denver

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Divisional playoff liveblog: 49ers at Panthers

Live blog coverage for the NFC Divisional Playoff in Denver

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Divisional playoff liveblog: Saints at Seahawks

NFC Divisional Playoff Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Saints-Seahawks Divisional Playoff game from CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.) If … Continue reading

Coaches’ challenge sinks some top teams

Is the coach’s challenge system the advantage that separates the master tacticians from the also-rans? This season that is not the case: not only did only four playoff teams fare better than even, but three teams that beat the house … Continue reading