Missed illegal formation affects playoff fates

Week 17: Chiefs at Chargers (video) Update: NFL statement issued Monday morning appears at the bottom of this post. The Chiefs missed a three-pointer at the end of regulation. The officials missed the seven players on one side of the defensive formation. Those misses were felt in Pittsburgh, as it had ramifications on their

Media tape: clock on penalties, spot on slide, tangled feet PI

The latest media tape by Dean Blandino has been posted by the NFL, which we will use as the weekly training tape on unusual calls. The vice president of officiating discussed these calls:The clock remains stopped on penalties inside 2:00 of the first half and 5:00 of the second half.

Safety calls, roughness on QB: Roundtable reviews Week 5 calls

Football Zebras Roundtable We had a few calls this week that were borderline judgement calls. How close were they? Former NFL officiating supervisors Jim Daopoulos and Larry Upson helped us unpack three controversial calls from Week 5. Both Larry and Jim did extensive game video while working in the league office.

Pereira: “a pretty well-officiated Sunday”

Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season is in the books and, as usual, former NFL vice president for officiating and current FOX Sports officiating analyst Mike Pereira had many calls to break down. Pereira said that Bill Leavy's crew was correct is calling the Buccaneers' Adrian Clayborn and Dashon Goldson

Week 1 open forum, assignments

We're back. If you see a call from Week 1 that deserves our attention, add it to the comments section of this post. Referee assignments are after the jump. Quick calls Steelers at Ravens | 1st quarter | 2:47 remaining | video. One of the first uses of the new all-touchdowns-subject-to-review rule

Pereira: Time to retire infamous tuck rule

It is a rule that rarely comes into play. In fact it is discussed far more often than it actually happens in the game. But the time the so-called Tuck Rule was applied in a snowy Raiders–Patriots game was enough to get fans of all stripes to unite in cause

Sunday’s Wild Card officiating

Ravens at Chiefs Mike Carey is the referee. 1st Quarter, 6:26 remaining. The Chiefs challenged the spot of the ball in relation to the first-down marker. Since Ravens running back Ray Rice landed with his hand first, he was not considered down until another part of his body contacted the ground. Ravens