Divisional playoff liveblog: Saints at Seahawks

NFC Divisional Playoff Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Saints-Seahawks Divisional Playoff game from CenturyLink Field in Seattle. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.) If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this

Coaches’ challenge sinks some top teams

Is the coach's challenge system the advantage that separates the master tacticians from the also-rans? This season that is not the case: not only did only four playoff teams fare better than even, but three teams that beat the house fired their coaches. In fact, all but one of the

5 observations from Wild Card weekend

After wild card weekend, it always strikes me -- only seven more meaningful football games this year.  In an attempt not to get too maudlin, here are five things that stuck out to me in regard to the officiating this past Wild Card weekend. Jeff Triplette's crew called an awesome game Triplette,

Wild Card quick calls: 49ers at Packers

NFC Wild Card Playoff Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the 49ers-Packers Wild Card Playoff game from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.) If you have any questions or comments, use the

Wild Card quick calls: Chargers at Bengals

AFC Wild Card PlayoffFollow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Chargers-Bengals Wild Card Playoff game from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.)If you have any questions or comments, use the comments

Wild Card quick calls: Chiefs at Colts

AFC Wild Card PlayoffFollow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Chiefs-Colts Wild Card Playoff game from LucasOil Stadium in Indianapolis. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.)If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section

Quick calls: Week 17

You can follow our coverage on Twitter, and we will also post here some notable calls and describe some of the complicated rulings of the weekend.If you see something interesting, confusing, or controversial in this week's games, let's us know by giving us the quarter and time (if known) and

Our playoff predictions: Morelli, McAulay consensus in top slots

Football Zebras commentary Week 17 is upon us, meaning that the final evaluations for officials vying for playoff positions are being determined. Officials will not be informed of the Wild Card Playoff assignments until the middle of the upcoming week. The later playoff rounds will then be rolled out in the

Week 17 referee assignments

It's the final week of the regular season, and the officials will take the field not knowing if they are working their last game until August. The later playoff games are released to the officials after the Wild Card games. The Sunday night game is the NFC East play-in game between

Packers say refs confused them in final seconds in loss to Steelers

Packers say officials told them to not snap ball before winding the clock (video) The Steelers-Packers Week 16 game had its fill of controversial plays, but the last play didn't seem controversial -- until today.  To set things up, the Packers were knocking on the door of a tying touchdown when the officials called a