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Week 1 referee assignments

John Hussey opens the regular season and Alan Eck debuts



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John Hussey will open the 2023 regular season with his coin toss for the Thursday night Kickoff game between the Lions and Chiefs the Super Bowl LVII champions. Land Clark is off this week.

Alan Eck will have his first NFL regular season game as a referee this weekend in Washington. Eck was promoted in the offseason to replace the retiring Jerome Boger.

Thursday, Sep. 7

  • Lions at Chiefs  — John Hussey

Sunday, Sep. 10

  • Cardinals at Commanders  — Alan Eck REFEREE DEBUT
  • Panthers at Falcons  — Brad Rogers
  • Bengals at Browns  — Clete Blakeman
  • Texans at Ravens  — Tra Blake
  • Jaguars at Colts  — Clay Martin
  • 49ers at Steelers  — Alex Kemp
  • Buccaneers at Vikings  — Scott Novak
  • Titans at Saints  — Ron Torbert
  • Packers at Bears  — Craig Wrolstad
  • Raiders at Broncos  — Bill Vinovich
  • Rams at Seahawks  — Shawn Smith
  • Dolphins at Chargers  — Brad Allen
  • Eagles at Patriots  — Shawn Hochuli
  • Cowboys at Giants  — Adrian Hill

Monday, Sep. 11

  • Bills at Jets  — Carl Cheffers

Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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  1. Anonymous

    September 6, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Hussey can get ticky tacky a lot of times, expect multiple 15 yard fouls on Thursday

  2. Tony Dehn

    September 10, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Why radio silence about the striped elephant in the room? Not a single illegal formation call and one false start on the Chief’s right tackle. The distance he was lining up from the Line of scrimmage was laughable. So was his rolling out on the snap nearly every down. Were there any repercussions? Any messages from the main office? The shield certainly took a beating; almost all commentators and fans of all teams called out the absurdity that was the officiating.

  3. Anonymous

    September 12, 2023 at 11:47 am

    For some reason every time I watch a john hussey game, there’s something wrong

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