Officially, close calls not subject to review

AFC Championship 4th Quarter | :27 remaining | Patriots 23-20 | Ravens ball | 2nd & 1 @ NE 14 | video The Ravens, driving for a potential conference-winning touchdown against the Patriots, found themselves a dropped pass short in their effort. They had to settle for a field goal attempt to

Week 4 discipline report

Total through Week 3: 19 fines, $235,000. Zebra Blog fine meter $   3 6 0, 0 0 0 FINES 2 8 SUSP 0 Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour, $7,500 for unnecessary roughness and $7,500 for facemask foul. Patriots safety Patrick Chung, $7,500 for unnecessary roughness. Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, $15,000 for leading with helmet on a tackle. The hit resulted in a fumble returned for

The Week 1 disciplinary roundup

Each week, we will try to tally the fines and suspensions imposed for on-field conduct this year. The NFL does not officially report this information; usually a team beat reporter will confirm with the league, so it is a patchwork effort to produce this list. Steelers cornerback Troy Polamalu, fined $15,000,

Week 1 open forum, assignments

We're back. If you see a call from Week 1 that deserves our attention, add it to the comments section of this post. Referee assignments are after the jump. Quick calls Steelers at Ravens | 1st quarter | 2:47 remaining | video. One of the first uses of the new all-touchdowns-subject-to-review rule

Pereira: Time to retire infamous tuck rule

It is a rule that rarely comes into play. In fact it is discussed far more often than it actually happens in the game. But the time the so-called Tuck Rule was applied in a snowy Raiders–Patriots game was enough to get fans of all stripes to unite in cause

Sunday’s Wild Card officiating

Ravens at Chiefs Mike Carey is the referee. 1st Quarter, 6:26 remaining. The Chiefs challenged the spot of the ball in relation to the first-down marker. Since Ravens running back Ray Rice landed with his hand first, he was not considered down until another part of his body contacted the ground. Ravens

Head ref tells ‘SNF’ crew it was helmet hit, but, please, there is no Steeler conspiracy

Week 13: Steelers at Ravens A third quarter hit on Steelers receiver Heath Miller by Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain sounded pretty bad (video and audio), and the Steelers' faithful were waiting for the penalty. There was none. Overruled by the main office. This was according to Sports Illustrated/Sunday Night Football reporter Peter