The officials had a big weekend and get into the frame of many photos. Here are photos of the official in action courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images.
From team photographers (click on a photo to begin the gallery):
From Getty Images (click on a photo to begin gallery):
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Embed from Getty Images John Parry's crew set the tone in the pregame warm-ups: There would not be a repeat of the Week 14 nonsense between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. That game featured several altercations that later drew league fines.Parry's crew put on a visible display in the pregame.
After wild card weekend, it always strikes me -- only seven more meaningful football games this year. In an attempt not to get too maudlin, here are five things that stuck out to me in regard to the officiating this past Wild Card weekend.
Jeff Triplette's crew called an awesome game
Officials used to worry about job security around playoffs
When the regular season is over, the NFL officials wait to see whether they pack their gear away after Week 17 or if they will be awarded a playoff assignment. The NFL officiating department has several criteria on how they grade officials
What crews look good to extend their season?
The last quarter of the NFL regular season has started (didn't training camps open two weeks ago?). As teams make a final push to secure a coveted post season berth the officials also are making a push to nail down a prestigious playoff