Officiating video: Championship momentum, fumble challenge, and faceguarding

NFL senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino reviewed three calls from the Conference Championship games in his weekly officiating video. Momentum rule/touchback. The touchback ruling on the Falcons fumble recovery was discussed, essentially covering the points in our previous post. The momentum rule that was invoked on this play was expanded

Championship liveblog: Steelers at Patriots

2016 AFC Championship Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Conference Championship game from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras. Today’s crew is headed by Terry McAulay.       Yrs 2016 crew College Occupation R 77 Terry McAulay 19   Louisiana State college

Vinovich and McAulay are Conference Championship referees

Football Zebras exclusive Football Zebras has confirmed that Bill Vinovich will be the referee for the NFC Championship game and Terry McAulay will lead the crew in the AFC Championship. Vinovich is on a championship game three-peat, having worked last year's NFC Championship and Super Bowl XLIX the year before. The year before that