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Week 16 referee assignments



This week, Tony Corrente’s crew is off. Bill Vinovich will head Bill Leavy’s crew and Leavy has the week off.


• Bill Vinovich observes a field-goal attempt by Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski on Oct. 28. Vinovich will be in primetime, as the 49ers-Seahawks game was flexed from an afternoon contest to Sunday Night Football.

Apparently, back judge Rich Reels left the game last week with an injury. Corrente’s back judge Greg Wilson fills in for Reels. Three years ago, Reels left the game when injured on a kickoff return, which, oddly, was also during a Vikings game.

The officiating assignments have been compiled with the assistance of

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • Falcons at Lions (ESPN): Gene Steratore

Sunday, Dec. 23

  • Saints at Cowboys: Walt Coleman
  • Titans at Packers: Clete Blakeman
  • Colts at Chiefs: Ron Winter
  • Bills at Dolphins: Walt Anderson
  • Redskins at Eagles: Ed Hochuli
  • Bengals at Steelers: Mike Carey
  • Rams at Buccaneers: Scott Green
  • Raiders at Panthers: Jerome Boger
  • Patriots at Jaguars: Jeff Triplette
  • Chargers at Jets: Pete Morelli
  • Giants at Ravens: Carl Cheffers
  • Vikings at Texans: John Parry
  • Browns at Broncos: Alberto Riveron
  • Bears at Cardinals: Terry McAulay
  • 49ers at Seahawks (NBC): Bill Vinovich

Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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