Embed from Getty Images The NFL is extending a temporary rule this year that moves kickoff touchbacks to the 25. All other touchbacks (punts into and defensive recoveries into the end zone) will come out to the 20. This was an experimental rule for 2016, and the owners voted to extend that
With goal of reducing kickoff returns, NFL sets touchback spot at 25
Week 6 officiating video: preventative officiating is the accepted mechanic
Dean Blandino, the NFL vice president of officiating, released his weekly media tape discussing the calls of the previous week (video download). First, Blandino addressed the preventative officiating mechanics of umpire Carl Paganelli signaling to Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower that he was in an illegal formation over center on the Jets
Do Browns shoulder burden of avoiding touchback?
You make the call: How would you rule in these 10 punt situations?
Pereira: “a pretty well-officiated Sunday”
LJ Baynes keeps crew on no-TD call
Ravens at Broncos (video via Deadspin) 4th qtr | 12:35. On a night when Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws seven touchdowns -- first time anyone has done that since Joe Kapp in 1969 -- his teammate, Danny Trevathan, upstaged everything with an incredible lapse in judgement . Trevathan's return of an interception
Muffed kickoff gives Lions an easy 2 pts; Chargers, similar play, down at ½-yd line
Saturday’s Wild Card officiating
Saints at Seahawks Walt Coleman is the referee, heading up Terry McAulay's crew. First half. No replay reviews. Saints have 4 penalties for 18 yards, Seahawks 3/14, no penalties declined. 4th Quarter, 3:38 remaining. On the amazing touchdown run by Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, did quarterback Matt Hasselbeck throw an illegal block