Schwartz, now careful to challenge, misses replay opportunity on bad advice

Week 7: Bengals at Lions Lions coach Jim Schwartz is very cautious now about launching the red challenge flag, after being burned by a since-overturned rule last season. On Sunday, he asked if he was allowed a challenge, and, according to Schwartz, he was told he had nothing that he could. The

After Further Review: OT flag on new rule draws shrug from Belichick

The big call of the week was Tony Michalek's flag on a Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones. Jones shoved his teammate into the Jets offensive line on an overtime field goal attempt [Ben Austro, Football Zebras]. "I'm sure the league would rather the first call in history of this rule would

Quick calls: Week 7

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

Week 7 referee assignments

Carl Cheffers, seen here at a game last season, will bring his crew to Indianapolis for Sunday Night Football. The crews headed by Mike Carey and Pete Morelli are off. Thursday, Oct. 17 Seahawks at Cardinals NFLN — Terry McAulay Sunday, Oct. 20 Buccaneers at Falcons — Walt Anderson Rams at Panthers — Bill Vinovich