Divisional Playoffs photo album, 2018 season

With thanks to Getty Images and team photographers, please enjoy several photos of officials in action during the Divisional Playoffs. Click on a photo to begin the gallery. Sarah Thomas (New England Patriots)Sarah Thomas and crew (New England Patriots)Terrence Miles (Kansas City Chiefs)Mark Steinkirchner (New England Patriots)Mike Spanier (Los Angeles Rams)Mike

Umpire Butch Hannah retires after 18 seasons

Embed from Getty Images   In a late offseason move, umpire Butch Hannah retired from the NFL according to multiple sources. Football Zebras does not know the reason Hannah left the league, but it has been indicated he initiated the move. His last game was the Raiders-Texans Wild Card Playoff game in January. Much like

Super Bowl officials will work divisional playoff games

View image | gettyimages.com The Divisional Playoff officiating assignments bear close watching, as we can confirm that the Super Bowl XLIX officials will be assigned a divisional playoff game.  The Super Bowl officials will be the only officials assigned to two postseason games. It used to be that Super Bowl officials came

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 an official as both teams were determined to use physical and emotional