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Week 17 referee assignments

Here are the referee assignments for the final week of the NFL’s centennial season, as the postseason nears.



Tony Corrente will be the referee for Game 256 — the Sunday night game between the 49ers and Seahawks which will determine who will win the NFC West, and who will enter the postseason as the NFC’s fifth seed. Scott Novak 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 Chiefs’ win over the Bears on Sunday night, and the Packers’ win over the Vikings on Monday night.

Sunday, Dec. 29

Games for the division title

  • 49ers1/2/3/5 at Seahawks1/2/3/5  NBC  —  Tony Corrente

Games involved for the division title

  • Eagles4/0 at Giants  —  Alex Kemp
  • Washington at Cowboys4/0  —  Craig Wrolstad

Games for wild card qualification

  • Steelers6/0 at Ravens1  —  Bill Vinovich
  • Titans6/0 at Texans3/4  —  Clete Blakeman
  • Raiders6/0 at Broncos  —  Shawn Smith
    • OAK needs strength of victory over PIT, as well as losses by PIT and TEN

Games with first-round bye implications

  • Chargers at Chiefs2/3/4  —  Walt Anderson
  • Dolphins at Patriots2/3  —  Clay Martin
  • Saints1/2/3 at Panthers  —  Ron Torbert
  • Packers1/2/3 at Lions  —  Shawn Hochuli

*SF and SEA also have a chance at a first-round bye

No playoff implications

  • Falcons at Buccaneers  —  Carl Cheffers
  • Bears at Vikings6   —  John Hussey
  • Browns at Bengals  —  Adrian Hill
  • Jets at Bills5  —  Brad Rogers
  • Colts at Jaguars  —  Brad Allen
    • Can affect the playoff tiebreakers
  • Cardinals at Rams  —  Jerome Boger

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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