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Commentary by Mark Schultz
The Week 15 game between the Tennessee Titans and the New York Jets featured an unacceptable situation that saw players come off the bench to participate in the fight (video). While football games rarely feature bench-clearing brawls, the NFL and NCAA must do all
Referee John Parry awaits with an NFL official in the CenturyLink Field tunnel during a lightning delay in the first quarter of the 49ers-Seahawks game.
Here are some of the items making news this week:
Quick calls from Week 2 [Football Zebras]
Parry really had no rule to evoke for a fan's whistle
Did you see a call in the kickoff weekend that needs our attention? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @footballzebras. We have the week 1 assignments and the crew lists available for your review.
We noted the players who were fined for on-field conduct in Week 1. Hidden in this list are some of the league's evaluations of its officials. If a fine is issued for a play where no flag was thrown, this is graded as a missed call. Also, in the case
Each week, we will try to tally the fines and suspensions imposed for on-field conduct this year. The NFL does not officially report this information; usually a team beat reporter will confirm with the league, so it is a patchwork effort to produce this list.
Steelers cornerback Troy Polamalu, fined $15,000,
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.
Steelers at Ravens | 1st quarter | 2:47 remaining | video. One of the first uses of the new all-touchdowns-subject-to-review rule
Street brawls and cheap shots are about to become a bit more common in the NFL.
After banging each other under the hood, the NFL opted to fine habitual offender Cortland Finnegan of the Titans and repeat offender Andre Johnson $25,000 each — the league minimum for a second offense .