Week 12 referee assignments

#452132021 / gettyimages.com Bill Leavy will be the referee for the Monday night game in New Orleans. The crews headed by Ronald Torbert and Craig Wrolstad are off this week, although some of those officials will be working as substitutes. This is the final weekend for team byes, so for the remainder

Finnegan, Johnson ejected, face suspension for violent on-field brawl

Week 12: Titans at Texans Rarely do any fistfights in football inflict damage on the combatants. However, Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan and Texans receiver Andre Johnson found a way around that and had perhaps the most violent tête à tête in the NFL in the color television era. Undoubtedly the NFL will

Week 12 “Official Review”: ‘Chaos,’ DPI, Pereira’s Xbox 360 video controller

This week's segment of "Official Review" by NFL vice-president of officiating Mike Pereira (video, part 1 and part 2) provides a fascinating insight into the behind-the-scenes work of his department and the grading of officials. We commented a few weeks ago about Pereira's modded Xbox 360 controller making its on-air debut

Incorrect spot in end-of-regulation scramble could’ve impacted playoff race

Week 12: Steelers at Ravens With only moments to think, officials can make decisions based on digesting a 115-page rulebook. On average, 98% of the time they get it right. When there is an error it could have an impact on the game. When divisional foes meet, it could have an