Side judge Eugene Hall and back judge Greg Meyer have a tight call near the goal line. Is it a touchback or downed at the 1? It's the Football Zebras Call of the Week for Week 6.
Sideline catches require precision coordination between wing officials. When it happens inside of 2 minutes of a tie game, everyone notices. When it happens on consecutive plays in that situation -- and they are absolutely correct and confirmed in replay -- it goes to a whole new level of excellence.
Expect the unexpected.
When umpire Ruben Fowler was inadvertently knocked down during a hurry-up offense, the clock continued to run as the 49ers scrambled to the line. Referee Bill Vinovich had to make a call on the clock situation in the interest of fairness.
It is the Football Zebras Call of the
A veteran call with the game in the balance is our Call of the Week — except the call actually comes from an official in his second NFL game.
Side judge Dominque Pender, working as a rookie swing official this season, was faced with seemingly minor contact and threw a flag
Sometimes, the Call of the Week is an exceptionally tight call in a big moment. But, many times good officiating can be seen on the margins.
Umpire Terry Killens -- a linebacker in the NFL for 7 years -- relied on his player's instincts in his officiating the dead-ball period, ultimately
In the first quarter of the Monday night game between the Steelers and Giants, field judge Aaron Santi and line judge Tom Eaton come together to quickly and decisively rule a catch at the sideline.
Congratulations, Aaron and Tom. You have the first ever Football Zebras Call of the Week.