Tag Archives: Carl Cheffers

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

And then there were 2: Who will wear the white hat at Super Bowl?

Now that the divisional playoff referee assignments have been determined by Football Zebras, we can now look at the potential crew chief for the Super Bowl. The NFL assigns its Super Bowl officiating staff to a second-round game to break … Continue reading

Referee assignments for Divisional round: Blakeman, Cheffers, McAulay, Morelli

Clete Blakeman, Carl Cheffers, Terry McAulay, and Pete Morelli are the referees in the Divisional Playoffs. Continue reading

Our playoff predictions: Morelli, McAulay consensus in top slots

Football Zebras commentary Week 17 is upon us, meaning that the final evaluations for officials vying for playoff positions are being determined. Officials will not be informed of the Wild Card Playoff assignments until the middle of the upcoming week. … Continue reading

Packers say refs confused them in final seconds in loss to Steelers

Packers say officials told them to not snap ball before winding the clock (video) The Steelers-Packers Week 16 game had its fill of controversial plays, but the last play didn’t seem controversial – until today.  To set things up, the Packers were … Continue reading

Steelers block FG, scoop ball, lateral, bobble, knock out of bounds. Packers ball?!

Week 16: Steelers at Packers (video) Post updated with pool report below. The Steelers blocked a game-tying field goal.  During the loose ball play, the Steelers are flagged for an illegal bat.  Carl Cheffers’ crew enforces the penalty from the … Continue reading

49ers dispute Kaepernick grounding, safety

Week 13: 49ers at Rams On a pass from his end zone, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw an incomplete pass toward the line of scrimmage, but out of bounds. Referee Carl Cheffers, after consulting with head linesman  Kent Payne, ruled … Continue reading

Mike Pereira grades three Week 13 calls

Former officials’ boss says the intentional grounding safety on 49ers a bad call Former NFL vice president for officiating and current FOX Sports football officiating analyst Mike Pereira broke down three very interesting plays from Week 13, including an intentional … Continue reading

Officiating experts break down Week 11 calls

Some assessments differ from the league office Fox Sports NFL officiating analyst Mike Pereira and NBC Sports Network officiating analyst Jim Daopoulos had many different Week 11 calls to break down and all dealt with the referee going under the … Continue reading