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Wild Card liveblog: Ravens at Steelers

Analysis of the calls in the Ravens-Steelerss Wild Card Playoff, Jan. 3, 2015, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC)




2014 AFC Wild Card Playoff

This game had tinderbox written all over it, but Clete Blakeman’s crew handled the playoff game between these two heated rivals very well. The crew, especially line judge Jeff Seeman did not overlook any nonsense, flagging chippy play and unsportsmanlike acts. Back judge Perry Paganelli and a very good game flagging a helmet-to-helmet hit and passing on a pass interference flag ruling tangled feet. Side judge Rick Patterson had some close sideline calls that he got correct. Blakeman’s crew can be proud of their efforts tonight. The penalty and instant replay statistics are available below and you can read our real-time reaction to the officiating.

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Today’s crew his headed by Clete Blakeman.

Yrs 2014 crew College Occupation
R 34 Clete Blakeman 7 Blakeman Nebraska attorney
U 40 Butch Hannah 16 Triplette Middle Tennessee State retired federal probation officer
HL 28 Mark Hittner 18 Wrolstad Pittsburg State investment broker
LJ 45 Jeff Seeman 13 Cheffers Minnesota brokerage sales
FJ 82 Buddy Horton 16 Morelli Oregon State water service worker
SJ 15 Rick Patterson 19 Blakeman Wofford banker
BJ 46 Perry Paganelli 17 Parry Hope College retired high school administrator
  • Replay official: Carl Madsen
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