Week 4: Lions at Seahawks (video)So it is a Monday night, an early season game at Seattle's CenturyLink field. Lions driving for the north end zone. And that's when the Ghost of the Fail Mary had reared itself.Calvin Johnson -- not a stranger to the quirks of the rules --
AFC Divisional Playoff: Colts at Patriots
When the snap sails over the punter’s head and out the back of the end zone, all of us have the same first reaction: safety. However this season we saw many instances of bizarre rulings, rare rule applications, and rule misapplications, so now more than
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 previous spot, giving the Packers a first and goal. There then followed
Week 14: Seahawks at 49ers (video)
If you rack your brain over this scenario, you can be bouncing across the rulebook for the correct ruling and still not get it right. We are about to get into the deep recesses of refdom here, so stay with us. And, if you’re not
Football Zebras Roundtable
Because of a couple of scheduling conflicts, our Roundtable was delayed. So before we dive into Week 9 action, we are going to take a look at a couple of calls from Week 8 with former NFL officiating supervisors Larry Upson and Jim Daopoulos.
We have also quoted their
Week 8: Dolphins at Patriots (video)
The Dolphins notified the league that a yet-uncalled new rule probably should have been called in Week 6. In Week 7, the Patriots were penalized by that rule, which the league office made a point of emphasis to the officials. In Week 8, the Patriots