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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 by the league’s vice president of officiating, Mike Pereira. The calls under Official Review: The…

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 review, the announcers (not the weekly crew, but morning-show and game-show credentials among the participants)…

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 a 15-yard roughing-the-passer penalty. The Monday Night Football crew all thought this was a particularly…