Procedures for assigning mixed crews for the NFL playoffs

The process of assigning playoff officials has been largely a secret, with some of the details not even shared with officials. However, there is a general framework that has been established by the league and the officials’ union.  Sources have told Football Zebras that senior vice president of officiating training and development

There are 10 first-time playoff officials on the field this weekend

10 NFL officials are calling their first ever playoff game on the field this weekend. Three of those officials have a playoff game in their first year eligible for the postseason. The following officials are working on the field for the first time. In parentheses are prior alternate or Pro Bowl

Our playoff predictions: Corrente, Hussey, and Torbert top our rankings

Embed from Getty Images Football Zebras commentary Editor’s note: The Wild Card assignments were released sooner than expected, but our predictions below were set before we received the assignment list. Our annual tradition is to predict which referees are assigned to the postseason and the Pro Bowl. As we find every year, there

Schedule for the 2020 NFL playoffs

Here are the kickoff times and dates for the NFL 2020–21 postseason games. All times are Eastern. Referee assignments will be posted when available. Starting this season, there is one additional Wild Card Playoff game per conference. Therefore, only the top seed in each conference will receive a first-round bye. Wild