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Wild Card liveblog: Titans at Chiefs

2017 AFC Wild Card Playoff

Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

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Today’s crew is headed by Jeff Triplette.

         Yrs 2017 crew College Occupation
R 42 Jeff Triplette 22    Wake Forest restructuring consultant
U 11 Fred Bryan 9 Allen Northern Iowa superintendent, juvenile correctional facility
DJ 90 Mike Spanier 19 Parry St Cloud State middle school principal
LJ 79 Kent Payne 14 Cheffers Nebraska Wesleyan teacher
FJ 103 Eugene Hall 4 Boger North Texas federal agent
SJ 109 Dyrol Prioleau 11 Blakeman Johnson C Smith manager, law firm
BJ 133 Steve Freeman 17 Triplette Mississippi State custom home builder*

*indicates full-time official

  • Replay official: Earnie Frantz
  • Alternates:
    • Pete Morelli (R)
    • Ron Marinucci (LJ)
    • Todd Prukop (BJ)


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4 thoughts on “Wild Card liveblog: Titans at Chiefs

  1. Just a shameful sequence of officiating.

    Jeff Triplette proves why he should be sitting at home watching the game with a ridiculous “forward progress was stopped” call” allowing Tennessee to retain possession and kick a field goal.

    Just a few plays later, Kelce gets leveled and clearly fumbles. The fumble is clearly recovered by Tennessee, but the booth fails to review the play.

    Both decisions are just inexcusable.

  2. Horrible game management by Jeff Triplette, just as predicted. You can see how he brings the confusion to all his other crew members.

  3. Inexcusable that the LJ (and DJ on the opposite side) missed the spot in the 3rd qtr when Tennessee picked up a first down and marked the end of the run incorrectly. After it was decided that there was no penalty on the play, the U looked to both sides of the field to see where to spot the ball and both wings had no clue. No one had marked the spot! The ball was marked at the 38 instead of the 41 as it should have been. The LJ had thrown a flag and was giving Triplette the information without ever having gone down the sideline to mark the end of the run. The spot was challenged and eventually placed at the correct spot. Total breakdown on this play.

  4. Am I crazy or was there a sequence late in the 4th quarter when KC was penalized for offensive holding on 1st down but it was not properly enforced? After the play it was somehow 1st and 9. I noticed that the distance markers were offset – the marker on the far side of the field was at the correct line of scrimmage (1st and 20) and the other marker was at the incorrect spot (1st and 9).

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