Tag Archives: Monday Night Football

NFL officials have to work harder in blowouts, poorly played games

The Monday Night Football game between the New York Jets and the Tennessee Titans was almost universally panned as a boring and poorly played game.  Walt Coleman’s crew was, by far, the best and most efficient of the teams on … Continue reading

Gerald Austin to be ‘MNF’ rules analyst

Buried in the fourth quarter of the Monday night game was an announcement of interest to us NFL rules wonks. Play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico on the introduction with analyst Jon Gruden: This gentleman, Gerry Austin, has worked three Super Bowls, … Continue reading

Refs gain 310 yards on Packers, Ravens

Week 13: Ravens at Packers The Ravens and Packers gave the spotlight to the officials on Monday Night Football, as both teams were assessed a combined 310 yards in penalties, tied for second all-time. The Ravens, while being penalized 175, … Continue reading

El árbitro habló español en Fútbol de la Noche de Lunes

Week 5: Jets at Dolphins In the first quarter of the Jets–Dolphins Monday Night Football game, referee Alberto Riverón paid tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month with the first penalty call of the game. We asked the public relations staff at … Continue reading

Week 2 “Official Review” with the usual suspects (and answers you read here first)

Without getting into tremendous detail, the Week 2 edition of “Official Review” (two-part video that aired on NFL Net and NFL.com) covered the same topics we covered this week. The assessments we gave on the calls were entirely backed up … Continue reading

2nd string MNF crew certain it was TD; overruled on replay

Week 1: Chargers at Raiders Near halftime of the second part of the Monday Night Football doubleheader, the Raiders were driving for a go-ahead touchdown, which they scored on the initial call. The replay booth initiated a replay. During the … Continue reading

MNF crew crows about roughing penalty, disregards whistle

Week 1: Bills at Patriots In the middle of the fourth quarter (gamebook), Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas sacked Bills quarterback Trent Edwards for a ten-yard loss. In the process of tackling the quarterback, Thomas pulled Edwards to the ground, drawing … Continue reading