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Week 17 referee assignments

The final week of the 2018 regular season is upon us. Here are the referee assignments heading into the playoffs.



Walt Anderson will be the referee for Game 256 — the Sunday night game which will determine if either the Tennessee Titans or Indianapolis Colts extend their season into January. Tony Corrente and his crew have the week off.

All games are on Sunday and are listed below based on their impact on the playoff picture. Potential (or clinched) playoff seeds are shown in superscripted numbers, with zeros indicating teams that have not clinched a playoff spot. Times listed are Eastern.

Update: The potential seedings and their impact on the playoff picture have been updated to reflect the Seahawks’ win over the Chiefs on Sunday night.

Sunday, December 30

Games for the division title

  • Browns at Ravens4/0  —  Shawn Smith
  • Jaguars at Texans1/2/3/6  —  Pete Morelli

Game to clinch the division (needing outside help)

  • Bengals at Steelers4/0  —  Carl Cheffers

Games for wild card qualification

  • Colts3/4/6/0 at Titans3/4/6/0 NBC  —  Walt Anderson
    •  Winner of this game will only win division in the event of a HOU loss
  • Eagles6/0 at Washington  —  Craig Wrolstad
  • Bears2/3 at Vikings5/6/0  —  Clete Blakeman

Games with top seed implications

  • Jets at Patriots1/2/3/4  —  Walt Coleman
  • Raiders at Chiefs1/2/3/5  —  Shawn Hochuli
  • Chargers1/5 at Broncos  —  John Parry
  • 49ers at Rams2/3  —  Jerome Boger
    • Also CHI-MIN, listed above

Game that affects wild card seeds

  • Cardinals at Seahawks5/6  —  Ron Torbert

No playoff implications

  • Dolphins at Bills  —  John Hussey
  • Lions at Packers  —  Alex Kemp
  • Cowboys4 at Giants  —  Clay Martin
  • Falcons at Buccaneers  —  Brad Allen
  • Panthers at Saints1  —  Bill Vinovich

End of regular season

Cam Filipe is a forensic scientist and has been involved in football officiating for 12 years. Cam is in his fourth season as a high school football official. This is his ninth season covering NFL officiating for Football Zebras.

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