Week 2 photo album

Courtesy of team photographersClick on any photo to open gallery:Courtesy of Getty Images Â View image | gettyimages.comGene Steratore talks it over with Russel Wilson View image | gettyimages.comHead linesman Ed Walker is not being swayed by Pete Carroll View image | gettyimages.comBill Vinovich measures a close one View image | gettyimages.comField judge Dave Meslow

Images of Week 1

Courtesy of team photographersClick on any image to open as a slideshow.Courtesy of Getty ImagesView image | gettyimages.comSarah Thomas makes history.View image | gettyimages.comLine Judge Gary Arthur acknowledges the crowd's applause as he leaves the field after being injured on a punt play. We wish Mr. Arthur a speedy recovery.View

After Further Review: Which 2 teams (and 7 officials) will go from 0-0 to 50?

 View image | gettyimages.comQuick calls from Week 1 [Football Zebras]Seahawks kicked an onside kick at the start of overtime, creating an enforcement 180° [Ben Austro/Football Zebras]During the Broncos/Ravens game, LJ Gary Arthur (above) was hit from behind in the first quarter. He left the game with a broken collarbone [NFL.com

Onside kick to start overtime causes enforcement nightmare

Week 1: Seahawks at Rams (video)A surprise onside kick didn't catch the Rams napping, but it wound up catching the officiating crew off guard.The Steven Hauschka kick was popped straight up into the air, and Rams receiver Bradley Marquez signaled for a fair catch and successfully and cleanly caught the

Remainders from Super Bowl XLIX

Here are some leftover items from Super Bowl XLIX that have been submitted in the comments and via Twitter. All said, referee Bill Vinovich and his crew called a solid game while an epic battle played out before them.Did Bulter trip Lockette?7:55 | 4th qtr. NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth

Bill Vinovich confirmed as referee for Super Bowl XLIX

Football Zebras exclusive Bill Vinovich will be the referee heading the Super Bowl officiating staff on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Ariz. Multiple sources have confirmed the Vinovich assignment and most of the crew that Football Zebras determined last week after reviewing qualification criteria and playoff assignment patterns. The assignments were officially

Playoff assignment is more than just making the grade

The methodology of determining playoff assignments changed slightly when Dean Blandino was named vice president of officiating in 2013. It largely resembles the system previously in place. Rather than a straight 1-to-17 grade ranking, Blandino places the officials at each position into one of three tiers. Tier 1 is, for

Divisional assignments: Leavy, McAulay, Steratore, Vinovich

Football Zebras has confirmed the officiating crews for the Wild Card weekend. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation. As reported earlier, the Super Bowl officials are

Officiating video: Replay reverses on unusual calls

NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino released his video highlighting several noteworthy rules and penalty enforcement from Week 15 games. Instant replay, hits on the quarterback, and a handful of rules that we don’t see too often were highlighted (download the video here). As expected, Blandino spoke on the call