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Week 1 referee assignments

Gene Steratore is the referee for the kickoff game on Thursday night.



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Gene Steratore is the referee in Denver for the annual kickoff game on Thursday night. The Broncos host the Panthers in a rematch of Super Bowl 50, appearing in consecutive games across the offseason. Carl Cheffers’ crew has the week off, but Cheffers is substituting for Terry McAulay this week [updated 9/7]. 

Thursday, Sept. 8

  • Panthers at Broncos  NBC  —  Gene Steratore

Sunday, Sept. 11

  • Buccaneers at Falcons  —  Jeff Triplette
  • Bills at Ravens  —  Brad Allen
  • Bears at Texans  —  Pete Morelli
  • Packers at Jaguars  —  Carl Cheffers (with Terry McAulay’s crew)
  • Chargers at Chiefs  —  Jerome Boger
  • Raiders at Saints  —  John Parry
  • Bengals at Jets  —  Clete Blakeman
  • Browns at Eagles  —  Walt Anderson
  • Vikings at Titans  —  Walt Coleman
  • Dolphins at Seahawks  —  John Hussey
  • Giants at Cowboys  —  Ron Torbert
  • Lions at Colts  —  Ed Hochuli
  • Patriots at Cardinals  NBC  —  Tony Corrente

Monday, Sept. 12

  • Steelers at Washington (7:10 p.m. ET)  ESPN  —  Craig Wrolstad
  • Rams at 49ers (10:20 pm ET)  ESPN  —  Bill Vinovich
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