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Week 12 officiating video: Double/after enforcement on punts, replay reversals are down


  This week, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino covered noteworthy penalty enforcements throughout the league from Week 12. The video presented a rarely seen enforcement during kickoffs and punts (video download). Over the past few seasons, the NFL has been moving toward designing rules and penalty enforcements to reduce the number of re-kicks…

Week 11 officiating video: That punt, that kickoff, and that loose-ball recovery


This week’s officiating video for the media from officiating vice president Dean Blandino covers what appears to be this season’s most difficult calls (video download). As we broke down on Sunday, the fourth-quarter punt return by the Lions was negated by a replay of a Cardinals possession at the goal line. Blandino emphasized the two…