Procedures for assigning mixed crews for the NFL playoffs

The process of assigning playoff officials has been largely a secret, with some of the details not even shared with officials. However, there is a general framework that has been established by the league and the officials' union.  Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron determines the assignments by placing officials in

Schedule for the 2019 NFL playoffs

Here are the kickoff times and dates for the NFL 2019–20 postseason games. All times are Eastern. Referee assignments will be posted when available. Wild Card Playoffs CREWS | COVERAGE Saturday, Jan. 4 ₅Bills at ₄Texans, 4:35 p.m. ESPN ABC -- Tony Corrente ₆Titans at ₃Patriots, 8:15 p.m. CBS -- John Hussey Sunday, Jan. 5 ₆Vikings at

A salute to the veterans in stripes

We recognize with profound respect all those who have served our country on this day, and we salute the veterans on the NFL officiating staff. Click or tap an image above to open as slides.   RO Tom Sifferman (Vietnam War, USA) RO 1st Lt. Carl Madsen (Vietnam War, USAF) Of note, field judge Mearl

NFL posts a new opening for VP of officiating training and development

The NFL is now accepting applicants for a new position to lead training and development initiatives for its current officials. The position was created as a result of a provision in the collective bargaining agreement signed last month with the officiating union, which reportedly was to be a vice-president level position.