Cheffers addresses Belichick timeout

Week 3: Patriots at Bills Not much information here, but when a referee gives a pool report to the media, we report it here. The Bills scored a late-fourth-quarter touchdown that was reversed on replay. As a result of the reversal, the status of the clock was also reversed from stopped (on the touchdown

Carey announces game over to nobody

It really was a non-issue, but the Bills interception (video) of the final Hail Mary pass from Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell was decisive. Game over. However, referee Mike Carey received a buzz on his pager indicating that there would be a replay review of the final play. Carey was already off

Pereira sums up opening weekend

In his weekly wrap-up column on Fox Sports, commentator Mike Pereira weighed in on a few calls from Week 1: Lions at Buccaneers | 2nd quarter | 10:34 remaining | video. Lions cornerback Chris Houston intercepted a Josh Freeman pass at the 1, with his momentum carrying him into the end zone.

Sunday’s Wild Card officiating

Ravens at Chiefs Mike Carey is the referee. 1st Quarter, 6:26 remaining. The Chiefs challenged the spot of the ball in relation to the first-down marker. Since Ravens running back Ray Rice landed with his hand first, he was not considered down until another part of his body contacted the ground. Ravens

Fix inequities built into replay system

The replay system as we know it needs further review. We are going to be highlighting these in an on-going series. While we have said that having instant replay is not a backstop for overturning every missed call, its application in limited circumstances is very useful. However, the system is beginning

Reid implies crew error on delay after TO

Week 4:Redskins at Eagles Eagles coach Andy Reid assumed responsibility for a critical delay of game call, but ultimately feels that an error in crew mechanics was to blame. Well, he didn't come right out and say that; he just said that if he spoke his mind in answer to a

Leavy says he’s haunted by Super Bowl XL calls

With an unbelievable amount of candor, referee Bill Leavy admitted that he made game-changing mistakes when he officiated Super Bowl XL in February 2006—mistakes that helped propel the Steelers over the Seahawks. It was immediately branded as one of the worst called Super Bowls in history. The Seattle Times ran a

Clock may be reviewable for ’09 playoffs

Usually we will give a complete rundown of the "Official Review" segment from the NFL officiating department, but we wanted to advance the news out of that segment to its own post first. A tip-off to a rare midseason rule change was dropped as vice-president of officiating Mike Pereira (video) was