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Referee assignments for Wild Card games: Anderson, Vinovich, Triplette, Hochuli

Football Zebras has confirmed the officiating crews for the Wild Card weekend. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation. All times are Eastern. Three alternates are assigned to each game: one is…

1 blown call does not ruin playoff chances

When discussing football officiating, it is easy to say, “Forget so-and-so for the playoff this year after that blown call.”  While fans might wish a playoff blackball for an official who makes an error, the NFL simply does not operate that way. The NFL officiating office lead by Carl Johnson uses many factors in assigning…

Ravens coach fined $15K for ref bump

Week 2: Ravens at Bengals The league has zero tolerance for deliberate contact with the officials as Ravens coach John Harbaugh was fined $15,000 by the NFL. While fines are usually late-week business, the league levied this fine on Tuesday, underscoring the zero-tolerance nature of “impermissible verbal and physical contact with an official”. Harbuagh was…