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Week 17 referee assignments

Ron Torbert will be the referee for Game 256 — which will help to determine the NFC East champion.



Ron Torbert will be the referee for Game 256 — the Sunday night game between the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles, which will determine if Washington will win the NFC East, or if the crown will be awarded to the winner of the Cowboys-Giants game. Clay Martin is off this week. This post will be updated as the remainder of the Week 16 games are played.

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 zeroes indicating teams that have not clinched a playoff spot. Times listed are Eastern.

Scheduled assignments are subject to change due to the pandemic.

Update: The potential seedings and their impact on the playoff picture have been updated to reflect the Packers’ win over the Titans on Sunday night and the Bills’ win over the Patriots on Monday night.

Sunday, Jan. 3

Games involved for the division title

  • Cowboys4/0 at Giants4/0 — Brad Allen
  • WAS Football Team4/0 at Eagles — Ron Torbert

Games for wild card qualification

  • Dolphins5/6/7/0 at Bills2/3 — Bill Vinovich
  • Packers1/2/3 at Bears6/7/0 — Craig Wrolstad
    • GB can only finish at 2 seed with a GB loss, SEA win, and NO tie
  • Ravens5/6/7/0 at Bengals — Land Clark
  • Steelers2/3/4 at Browns5/6/7/0 — Jerome Boger
  • Jaguars at Colts4/5/6/7/0 — Shawn Smith
  • Titans3/4/6/7/0 at Texans — Shawn Hochuli
  • Cardinals7/0 at Rams5/6/0 — Carl Cheffers

Games with top seed implications

  • Saints1/2/3 at Panthers — Adrian Hill
  • Seahawks1/2/3 at 49ers — Tony Corrente

Games with seeding order implications

  • Falcons at Buccaneers5/6 — Alex Kemp

No playoff implications

  • Chargers at Chiefs1 — Clete Blakeman
  • Jets at Patriots  â€”  Brad Rogers
  • Vikings at Lions  â€”  John Hussey
  • Raiders at Broncos  â€”  Scott Novak

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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