NFL Week 1 officiating video: illegal kicks and more

  Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron released the week 1 officiating video today (video below). Among the numerous items to discuss, Riveron first discussed the defenseless player rule. In this particular play from Monday night, Vikings' running back Dalvin Cook was attempting to catch a pass out of the backfield

Centralized replay flunks its first test

Commentary by Ben Austro You could say the first domino to topple was on the Cincinnati bank of the Ohio River on a cold December day in 2013. On a fourth-and-goal, Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis stumbled for the end zone, and line judge Tim Podraza scurried in with the signal --

Seahawks Jeremy Lane ejected in first quarter

Seahawks at Packers  (video) With 9:41 left in the first quarter, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw an interception that was returned for an apparent touchdown by Seahawks defensive lineman Nazir Jones. However, there were two fouls behind the play that were both against Seattle, one which resulted in the ejection of

First flag on new leaping rule is a questionable call

Week 1: Cardinals at Lions Lions defensive lineman Anthony Zettel was flagged for a leaping foul on a field goal attempt. This is part of the new rule that prohibits a player from running forward and leaping. However, Zettel is a down lineman, and the rule very specifically applies to players

Quick calls: Week 1

  Keep checking here for rolling coverage throughout the day on Sunday. If you see anything confusing, unusual, or controversial, please let us know. Leave a comment below Send us a tweet @footballzebras Connect with us through Facebook       Ben Austro Sun Sep 10 • 10:45 pm EDT   Giants at Cowboys A fumble by the Giants was ruled to

Chiefs fake catch execution kills live ball

Embed from Getty Images During the Chiefs at Patriots Thursday Night Football game, the Chiefs lined up to field a punt at 2:55 in the 2nd quarter. Both Chiefs return men, Tyreek Hill and De'Anthony Thomas, were deep to receive the punt. After the kick, Hill appeared signaled for a fair