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Well it finally happened. Overtime in the Super Bowl. For the first three quarters I didn't have much to write about for this article but boy, did the fourth quarter change that!
In no particular order, here are the six officiating observations from Super Bowl LI.
1. Officials let
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R Jeff Triplette with Jaguars coach Ron Rivera
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Week 1: Browns at Steelers
The Browns nearly pinned the Steelers down on the goal line with a fourth-quarter punt. It looks like the Browns were successful, but a touchback was ruled. Let's review the call.
Once the ball is possessed by the kicking team, the ball is dead (unless the receiving
Updated Friday, Jan. 10 to include full crews
Football Zebras has confirmed the officiating crews for the Divisional Playoffs. 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.
The officiating crews for the Wild Card games on Jan. 8 and 9 have been announced by the NFL. Kickoff times are Eastern. (See our previous post on the process of qualification.)
Saints at Seahawks (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.)
R — #65 Walt Coleman (22nd year, 16th year as referee)
U — #121 Paul