Quick calls: Week 17

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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

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

After Further Review: Reunions, points of emphasis, and roughness fouls

Quick calls for Week 1 [Football Zebras] You make the call on the punt coverage for the Browns [Ben Austro/Football Zebras] The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks realize they may be the motivation behind the highly enforced illegal contact penalty [Sam Farmer/LA Times] Calls for illegal contact and defensive holding, points of emphasis

Do Browns shoulder burden of avoiding touchback?

Week 1: Browns at Steelers The Browns nearly pinned the Steelers down on the goal line with a fourth-quarter punt. It looks like the Browns were successful, but a touchback was ruled. Let's review the call. Once the ball is possessed by the kicking team, the ball is dead (unless the receiving

Week 1 referee assignments

The Packers and Seahawks will kick off the 2014 NFL season with John Parry and his crew officiating. The crew of Walt Coleman is off this week. // Thursday, Sept. 4 Packers at Seahawks NBC -- John Parry Sunday, Sept. 7 Saints at Falcons -- Bill Leavy Vikings at Rams -- Ed Hochuli Browns at

Cards’ final play, again, evades replay review

Week 1: 49ers at Cardinals It seems the Arizona Cardinals cannot finish a game without a controversial call on the last play of the game. In the first outing following the controversial game-ending fumble in Super Bowl XLIII, the Cardinals found themselves, again, in a last-second desperation call. With eight seconds left