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Week 12 open forum, assignments



Updated 11/29 for new feature, below

If you see a call that is a turkey, let us know in the comments section of this post. Referee assignments are after the jump.

Update: Starting this week, we will update the open forum with any calls we read about that aren’t worthy of (or if we don’t have time for) a full, standalone post. If we miss one, send us a link in the comments. Some of these may expand to full posts later in the week, as well.

  • Steelers at Bills. Steelers linebacker James Harrison believes that he shouldn’t have been flagged for roughing the passer (for helmet-to-helmet contact) in the third quarter (via Scott Brown, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review).
  • Jaguars at Giants. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio questioned the offensive pass interference call against Kassim Osgood in the fourth quarter (via Vito Stellino, The Florida Times-Union). Also in that game, there was no penalty called on Jaguars defensive back Tyron Brackenridge for contact after a fair catch on Darius Reynaud. While Giants coach Tom Coughlin didn’t question the call, the game supervisor, former veteran referee Johnny Grier, phoned the league office in Manhattan about the non-call according to Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J.
  • Eagles at Bears. A question was raised in a discussion board about a player who does not try to advance an onside kick. When a player “gives himself up” he does not have to be touched down by an opponent to have the play declared dead. This happens more often on kicks (because it prevents the clock from running), but the same applies when a quarterback takes a knee to run out the clock.




Thursday, Nov. 25
Patriots at Lions: Ron Winter
Saints at Cowboys:  Jerome Boger
Bengals at Jets: Mike Carey

Sunday, Nov. 28
Titans at Texans: Clete Blakeman
Jaguars at Giants: Terry McAulay
Panthers at Browns: Jeff Triplette
Steelers at Bills: John Parry
Vikings at Redskins: Ed Hochuli
Packers at Falcons: Pete Morelli
Chiefs at Seahawks: Tony Corrente
Dolphins at Raiders: Walt Anderson
Buccaneers at Ravens: Carl Cheffers
Eagles at Bears: Scott Green
Rams at Broncos: Bill Leavy
Chargers at Colts: Alberto Riverón

Monday, Nov. 29
49ers at Cardinals: Gene Steratore

Off this week: Walt Coleman