Week 17 referee assignments
Clay Martin and his crew will officiate the NFC North clash between the Vikings and Packers this Sunday night in the penultimate week of the 2021 NFL season. Ron Torbert is off this week.
Scheduled assignments are subject to change.
Sunday, Jan. 2
- Eagles at WAS Football Team â€” Clete Blakeman
- Panthers at Saints â€” Jerome Boger
- Buccaneers at Jets â€” Alex Kemp
- Dolphins at Titans â€” Shawn Smith
- Jaguars at Patriots â€” Adrian Hill
- Raiders at Colts â€” Brad Rogers
- Chiefs at Bengals â€” John Hussey
- Giants at Bears â€” Shawn Hochuli
- Falcons at Bills â€” Land Clark
- Texans at 49ers â€” Carl Cheffers
- Broncos at Chargers â€” Craig Wrolstad
- Cardinals at Cowboys â€” Scott Novak
- Rams at Ravens â€” Bill Vinovich
- Lions at Seahawks â€” Tony Corrente
- Vikings at Packers NBC â€” Clay Martin
Monday, Jan. 3
- Browns at Steelers ESPN â€” Brad Allen
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NFL Referee Assignments Week 17: Refs Assigned for Each NFL Game This Week
Another week of a full NFL schedule means we will see 16 of the 17 referees’ crews in the list of NFL ref assignments. With John Hussey and his crew getting an off week, which games will the other 16 crews be managing in Week 17? Let’s take a look through the full list of Sunday and Monday assignments for the week ahead to see which officials will be handling your favorite teams and who we will see in prime time.
NFL Referee Assignments for Week 17
The remaining 15 NFL ref assignments for Week 17 are listed below. Ahead of the season, each ref has a crew of officials assigned to them from the NFL officiating roster . To see which officials are assigned to which crew, then our guide to the 2022 officiating crews has the full list of pre-season assignments.
- Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons | 1 p.m. Alex Kemp
- Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions | 1 p.m. Adrian Hill
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans | 1 p.m. Scott Novak
- Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs | 1 p.m. Tra Blake
- Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots | 1 p.m. Brad Allen
- Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants | 1 p.m. Craig Wrolstad
- New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles | 1 p.m. Jerome Bogers
- Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers | 1 p.m. Brad Rogers
- Cleveland Browns at Washington Commanders | 1 p.m. Bill Vinovich
- San Francisco 49ers at Las Vegas Raiders | 4:05 p.m. Clay Martin
- New York Jets at Seattle Seahawks | 4:05 p.m. Ron Torbert
- Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers | 4:25 p.m. Carl Cheffers
- Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers | 4:25 p.m. Clete Blakeman
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens | 8:20 p.m. Land Clark
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NFL Referee Assignments Super Bowl LVII & Their Impact on NFL Betting
We tend to only focus on NFL referees after a controversial decision or bad no-call. Yet each head NFL referee and his respective crew interprets the game differently.
Gaining insight into the way a game will be officiated can have immense value in the betting market.
A referee who calls more penalties for defensive holding and roughing the passer has a far different impact on game flow than a ref who focuses more on offensive holding and false starts.
Referee style one week may hide a team’s weakness (defensive backs) whereas the following week, a different official who leans heavily on calling pass interference will compound that weakness. Same team. Different outcomes.
Throughout this 2022 NFL season, we’ll help to identify important trends and tendencies by different NFL referees to help you gain an edge when placing a bet .
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Carl cheffers’s impact on eagles vs chiefs, super bowl lvii.
Carl Cheffers is the head referee for the Chiefs vs Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. Let’s break down how Cheffers may impact this game and betting markets.
How does Carl Cheffers Impact this Game?
Super Bowl LVII provides a plethora of storylines in the lead-up to the big game. The Kelce Bowl, The Andy Reid Bowl. It also marks the third Super Bowl for Carl Cheffers and his second in a three-year span. Cheffers officiated the Chiefs’ last appearance in this game, SBLV in 2021 vs the Buccaneers. Kansas City was penalized 11 times for 120 yards that night, compared to four penalties for 39 yards on the Buccaneers. It remains one of the most lopsided penalty counts in Super Bowl history.
As with all playoff games, Super Bowl LVII combines officials from various crews to create what the NFL calls an All-Star crew. Cheffers will have his regular side judge for the game. The additions will be from the Alex Kemp, Clay Martin, and Shawn Smith officiating crews.
Overall Penalties/Offensive Holding/False Start
- Carl Cheffers led the NFL in penalties per game in 2021 and again this season, averaging 12.59 per game for 109 yards in 2022. In his two previous Super Bowl appearances, Cheffers is averaging 14 penalties per game for 123 yards. The penalty average for Super Bowls this century stands at 11.9 per game for 92 yards
- In the Patrick Mahomes-Andy Reid era, the Chiefs’ five-year average is 6.3 penalties per game for 57 yards. In 10 games officiated by Carl Cheffers during that time, the Chiefs’ average has increased to 8.3 penalties per game for 77.5 yards.
- In the 2022 NFL season, the Chiefs averaged 4.9 penalties per game for 48.5 yards. In the two games officiated by Carl Cheffers this season, that average rose to 7.5 penalties for 87 yards.
- The Eagles average 5.2 penalties per game. They are one the most penalized teams for false starts. However, in NFL postseasons there seems to be leeway for offensive linemen to get an early start without it being penalized. This was on full display in the NFC Championship last Sunday when Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson repeatedly moved early without a flag being thrown. Carl Cheffers officiated the Rams vs 49ers NFC Championship game in 2022 and the Rams’ offensive line also moved early on multiple plays without it being called. This could be a huge break for the Eagles if it’s allowed to continue in SBLVII.
- Offensive holding is a major area of concern for the Chiefs. They are ranked fifth in the NFL based on a per-game average. Carl Cheffers is also ranked fifth overall in this category. The Chiefs’ five-year average is 1.34 offensive holding penalties per game. In games with Carl Cheffers officiating that average doubles to 2.7 per game.
Defensive Pass Interference/Roughing the Passer/Unnecessary Roughness
- The Chiefs rank as the number one penalized team in the NFL for defensive pass interference. Conversely, the Eagles this season were ranked 31st out of 32 teams in this category. This is a big discrepancy that favors the Eagles in arguably the most impactful penalty category.
- The Eagles were among the most effective teams this season at drawing defensive pass interference penalties. Ten times this season the Eagles were able to draw a pass interference penalty. Those penalties averaged a 15,3-yard gain for the offense.
- Carl Cheffers ranked fourth overall for defensive pass interference penalties. The side judge for SBLVII is also from the Cheffers crew. The back judge is from Shawn Smith’s crew. Smith’s crew has consistently been average to above average calling defensive pass interference the past four seasons. Conventional wisdom is the referees lean towards “letting them play” in these big games and that generally is the way we like to approach handicapping the officiating. However, based on his two Super Bowl assignments to date, that hasn’t been the approach with Carl Cheffers. He has called five defensive pass interference penalties in those two games. That amounts to more than twice the rate of an average NFL game.
- The combination of the Chiefs’ penalty woes in the secondary versus an Eagles team that has above-average ability to draw defensive penalties will be problematic for Kansas City on Super Bowl Sunday.
- The Eagles ranked fifth overall for unnecessary roughness in the NFL. Carl Cheffers led the NFL in this category in 2021 and ranked fourth in 2022. The Eagles don’t have a lot of penalty flaws, but this would be one of them.
- Since the start of the 2018 NFL season to date, the Chiefs have played exactly 100 games. They have committed 17 roughing the passer penalties in those games. Carl Cheffers has called five of those penalties. That amounts to 30% of their penalties being assessed by a referee who officiated 10% of their games in that same timeframe. One of the controversial penalties called in 2022 was the roughing the passer penalty on Chiefs DT Chris Jones against the Raiders in Week 5 on Monday Night Football. Carl Cheffers was the referee that night.
- The Eagles are among the least penalized teams for roughing the passer. They were penalized just once in the 2022 season
The Bottom Line:
- The current Eagles squad has no significant history with Carl Cheffers. Just once in the past three seasons has he officiated a game involving Philadelphia. That was recent, a 22-16 Week 18 win vs the Giants.
- Despite the penalty imbalance, the Chiefs have been successful with Cheffers as the referee. Kansas City is 8-2 in their past 10 games with him officiating. The Chiefs were favored in all 10 contests by an average of -7.5 points per game and were just 3-7 ATS. That win rate is a testament to how great Patrick Mahomes is. The Chiefs’ hopes ride largely on his shoulders and ankle in SBLVII.
- In his 11 playoff games, favorites are 7-4 with Carl Cheffers. Two of the four favorites to lose were the Kansas City Chiefs. Once at home in the 2017 Divisional Round and in the aforementioned SBLV loss to the Buccaneers as 3-point favorites.
- Cheffers is 10-1 to the Under in those 11 playoff games. A number of those games were impacted by less-than-ideal weather conditions. The only over of the 11 games was in SBLI, the Patriots’ 34-28 OT win vs Falcons in the dome at Houston.
The leadup to SBLVII shares some themes similar to the Chiefs’ last Super Bowl appearance. They have some injury issues, although they aren’t as impactful on the offensive line as they were in 2021. They’re facing a physical team in the Eagles that has superior talent on the offensive and defensive lines. The referee is the same.
We’ve dissected the penalty profile for the game. There is a decided edge for the Eagles in this matchup. The offensive holding and defensive pass interference penalty discrepancies loom large in SBLVII. Whether Cheffers follows his previous Super Bowl appearances by calling above average penalties or switches to a “let ‘em play” style, both theoretically favor the Eagles. A game with zero penalties favors the more physical football team. That is Philadelphia. If Cheffers and crew decide to emphasize pass interference and offensive holding, it also favors the Bird Gang.
Philadelphia has been a regular focus in these articles throughout the season. They’ve been the best team. That said, the Chiefs have the best player on the field and despite some issues with Cheffers, they still find ways to win games. In the final game of the season, to quote a line from the band The Eagles, we’ll take it to the limit one more time. The Philadelphia Eagles are the play and the winner of SBLVII. The Philadelphia Eagles are the play and the winner of Super Bowl LVII.
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2022 NFL Referees Stats & Their Historical Betting Trends
Comprehensive breakdown for every NFL Referee working games for the 2022 season, plus a deeper look at their penalty-calling trends, statistics and how it may impact betting opportunity plus pace of game play.
- Shawn Hochuli penalty trends
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- Brad Allen penalty trends
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- Brad Rogers penalty trends
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- Carl Cheffers penalty trends
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- Scott Novak penalty trends
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- Craig Wrolstad penalty trends
Shawn Hochuli: Referee Penalty Trends & Betting Stats
In his 63-game career, Shawn Hochuli is a notoriously smart bet when betting on the Under.
- 35-26-2 to UNDER (57%) for his career
- 11-6 UNDER record (65%) in the 2021 NFL season
- 17-6-1 UNDER (74%) in divisional match-ups for his career
- 5-2 UNDER (73%) in divisional match-ups in 2021
Some might argue that Hochuli likes to be the center of attention at times, as was evident when Hochuli officiated the 2021 Thanksgiving debacle (Raiders vs Cowboys) with a combined 28 penalties for 276 yards.
- Hochuli oversaw the controversial 2021 Week 15 Seahawks vs Rams with the “no pass interference” call that effectively doomed Seattle in a 20-10 loss.
- Hochuli called 3rd most penalties (13.12) per game in 2021 for 118 yards per game.
- Hochuli called the most defensive pass interference calls in 2021, a stat that is skewed by the Dallas vs Las Vegas game where he called that infringement 5 times.
Bill Vinovich: Referee Penalty Trends & Betting Stats
Bill Vinovich is the epitome of a “let ’em play” NFL referee. This means that Vinovich’s officiating crews typically don’t favor team offenses — and therefore you may find opportunity when betting the Under.
Last season in 2021, Vinovich and his crew called the fewest penalties per NFL game:
- average of 9.06 penalties per game
- average of 75 yards penalized per game
- called the fewest (zero!) roughing the passer penalties in 2021
- fewest defensive holding penalties per game
- the 2nd fewest pass interference penalties
Over the past six seasons, Vinovich’s lack of penalty calling has resulted in a:
- 61-36-2 UNDER record (63%) for his career
- 25-14-2 UNDER (65%) in Divisional match-ups for his career
- 10-6 UNDER (63%) in the 2021 NFL season
Vinovich has been the head referee in the Super Bowl twice: in Super Bowl LIV (Chiefs vs 49ers) & Super Bowl XLIX (Seahawks vs Patriots).
A final point supporting Vinovich’s “let ’em play” philosophy: Every NFL bettor & fan remembers the Rams vs. Saints 2019 NFC Championship game:
Known in New Orleans as the “NOLA NO-CALL” when Saints WR Tommy Lee Lewis was tackled by Rams CB Nickell Robey Coleman at the 13-yard line but no flag was thrown .
It probably cost the Saints a spot in the Super Bowl and highlights again why it’s not just the penalties called we focus on, but which NFL referee is LESS likely to make that big call — which is equally as impactful in many cases.
John Hussey: Referee Penalty Trends & Betting Stats
John Hussey has been the best referee for home teams since the start of the 2016 season.
Hussey’s officiating trends towards a “let ‘em play” style:
- Hussey called the 3rd fewest penalties per game in 2021
- Hussey called near the fewest in NFL in key penalty categories: unnecessary roughness, roughing the passer & defensive holding
- Hussey led the NFL in 2021 in calling the newly implemented “unsportsmanlike conduct” penalty
Over the past 6 seasons, when Hussey is the referee, home teams have been heavy favorites, going:
- 64-33 (66%) against the Moneyline
- 29-11 (73%) against the Moneyline in Divisional match-ups
- 55-39-3 (59%) against-the-spread (ATS)
- 28-10-2 (74%) ATS in Divisional match-ups
- 11-5 ML & ATS in the 2021 NFL season
Brad Allen: Referee Penalty Trends & Betting Stats
Brad Allen is a former ACC referee who is unique in that he transitioned immediately from college football directly to a head NFL referee.
His style gravitates to “let ’em play” although he had one outlier season where he led NFL in penalties.
Brad Allen has been a solid “home field advantage” referee. Since 2016, home favorites have gone:
- 57-38 (60%) against the Moneyline
- 53-40-2 (57%) ATS
Home underdogs are 20-11-1 ATS (65%) since 2016 when Brad Allen has been the referee.
Need more evidence that Allen favors the home team and lets both teams play?
- He called only 44% of penalties on home teams in 2021
- 54-41 Under (57%) in past six seasons
- 23-12 Under (66%) in divisional games
Jerome Boger: Referee Penalty Trends & How it may impact betting
Boger’s officiating style can be considered offense friendly. His approach creates the opportunity for offenses to excel with his combination of very few offensive holding penalties with an above average count in defensive pass interference & defensive holding penalties. As a result Boger has been a solid Over referee in his career.
- 53-41 over (56%) since 2016
- 21-12 over (64%) in Division match-ups since 2016
- 19-12 over (62%) in 2020/2021 NFL seasons
- Called fewest offensive holding penalties in 2021 & 3rd fewest in 2020
- Boger ranks in the mid tier range in calling defensive pass interference & his crew always provides the possibility of a penalty to extend drives.
Jerome Boger was the referee for SB XLVII, a Ravens 34-31 victory vs 49ers. More recently he officiated the 2021 Wild Card matchup Raiders at Bengals which was marred by bad calls including the errant whistle blown on the Joe Burrow TD pass to Tyler Boyd in the Bengals 26-19 win.
Adrian Hill: Referee Penalty Trends & How it may impact betting
Adrian Hill has been a head referee since 2019. Small body of work (47 games) but definitely trending under.
Very even keeled, his home/away splits are similar and Hill is generally around the average mark in most key penalty categories. Hill is what the NFL would probably prefer: a solid ref that to date who hasn’t been involved in controversial calls.
- 30-16-1 Under (66%) in his 47 game career
- 9-4-1 Under (66%) in Division match-ups
Brad Rogers: Referee Penalty Trends & How it may impact betting
Rogers is another new referee but his brief career has resulted in an astounding totals record. Since his debut in 2019 Brad Rogers has gone over the total in 70% of games.
Rogers went 11-1 Over in 2020 but even deducting that season from his overall stats he still has a solid over ratio (62%).
A lot of Rogers penalty metrics don’t necessarily justify games going Over at this rate. It’s a small sample size (43 games) and doesn’t seem sustainable, but is still is somewhat irrelevant. The stats are what they are to this point.
- 30-13 Over (70%) in 43 career games
- 13-3 Over (82%) in Division match-ups
- 11-1 Over in 2020 NFL season
- 10-6 Over (63%) in 2021 NFL season & 4-1 Over (80%) in Division games in 2021
Ron Torbert: Referee Penalty Trends & How it may impact betting
Torbert is a solid referee who officiated the Rams 23-20 victory in SB LVI. Torbert was criticized for calls that assisted the LA Rams in their game winning TD drive in SB LVI.
In the brief Sean McVay era in Los Angeles, Torbert is the referee they have played the most games with and also have the best winning percentage with. The Rams are 7-1 with Ron Torbert in 8 games.
More a “let em play” type referee, Torbert has also morphed into a very good Under referee the past two seasons.
- Since 2016 home teams with Torbert are 56-42 SU (58%) however just 38-59-1 ATS (39%)
- Home underdogs with Torbert since 2016 are just 10-25 ATS (29%) including a 3-5 record in the 2021 NFL season
- In the 2020/2021 NFL seasons games officiated with Ron Torbert are 25-10 Under (71%)
- Torbert called the 2nd fewest penalties in 2021
Shawn Smith: Referee Penalty Trends & How it may impact betting
Shawn Smith is another new referee with only 4 seasons in the NFL. Smith is solid and not intimidated by home crowds as evidenced by his ATS numbers.
Smith’s officiating style also gives the offense a chance to make plays and perhaps get assistance via a pass interference call to extend drives. This has resulted in a solid Over record.
Smith, like other newer refs, only has a small sample size of available data. However, we can only go on numbers and the numbers don’t lie:
- Home teams 26-36-2 ATS (41%)
- In Division match-ups home teams are 7-17 ATS (28%)
- 35-28-1 Over (56%) in 4 years as head referee
- 19-13-1 Over (60%) in 2020/2021 NFL seasons
- Smith tied for fewest offensive holding penalties in 2021
- Smith called 4th fewest offensive holding penalties in 2020
- In the 2020/2021 Shawn Smith called the 4th & 5th most defensive pass interference penalties
Carl Cheffers: Referee Penalty Trends & how it may impact betting
Carl Cheffers a veteran referee who calls a lot of penalties. Cheffers consistently ranks in the top 5 per season for penalties.
A Cheffers officiated game will exceed NFL average in penalties more often than not. The takeaway from his long term trends are that when the dust has settled the home team wins well above the NFL average.
- Cheffers consistently ranks in the top 5 every season for overall penalties
- Led NFL in 2021 with 14 penalties per game for 124 yds per game
- Home teams 58-39-1 SU (60%) since 2016
- Home teams 48-49-1 ATS since 2016
- 3rd most offensive holding penalties in 2021
- Most unnecessary roughness penalties in 2021
- 2nd most defensive pass interference penalties in 2021
- Led the NFL in calling offensive pass interference in 2021
Clay Martin: Referee Penalty Trends & how they may impact betting
Martin another newer referee with a 4 season sample size (58 games). Limited sample size to this point but based on Clay Martin’s career stats he’s not swayed by home crowds.
- Martin above average calling defensive pass interference & defensive holding in 2021
- Below NFL average calling unnecessary roughness & roughing the passer penalties in 2021
- Home teams are 29-29 SU in Clay Martin’s 58 game career
- Home teams are 23-34-1 ATS (40%)
Scott Novak: Referee Penalty Trends & how they may impact betting
The jury remains out on Novak. In his first two seasons as a head referee Novak was the epitome of a “let em play” referee. He called the fewest penalties per game in his debut 2019 season and the 5th fewest in 2020.
That changed in 2021 when Novak’s penalties increased significantly to #3 overall in the NFL.
A number of games officiated by Novak in 2021 were abysmal. Sloppy officiating and simply over officiating. Way too many ticky-tack penalties.
Our guess? Novak will reverts back to a “let ‘em play” style in 2022 but only time will tell.
Home teams have struggled with Novak officiating in his brief 47 game career
- Novak led the NFL in false start penalties in 2021
- Noval 3rd most offensive holding calls in 2021
- Tied for 2nd most offsides penalties & had 2nd most unnecessary roughness calls in 2021
- Fifth most roughing the passer penalties in 2021
- Totals with Novak in his 47 game career are 23-23-1
- Home teams are 18-28-1 SU (39%) with Scott Novak
- Home teams 17-28-2 (37%) with Novak
Clete Blakeman: Referee Penalty Trends & how they may impact betting
Clete Blakeman is a veteran ref who calls it down the middle. Need proof? Since 2016 home teams with Blakeman officiating are exactly .500.
That said, Blakeman’s crew has had its share of bad calls that generated a lot of criticism, notably the “no-call” on a clear defensive pass interference from Carolina vs New England in a MNF showdown in 2013 as time expired.
Another MNF debacle with Blakeman was Week 6, 2019 where his crew made questionable calls late that greatly benefited Green Bay in a dramatic 23-22 Packers win over the Lions.
- Home teams 49-49 SU with Blakeman the past 6 seasons
- Totals are 48-50 since 2016 with Blakeman
- Blakeman had the most offensive holding calls in 2021 NFL season
- Blakeman was in upper tier of NFL calling roughing the passer & unnecessary roughness penalties in 2021
- Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-10 SU & 4-9-1 ATS in past decade with Blakeman officiating, including 0-2 in 2021
Craig Wrolstad: Referee Penalty Trends & how they may impact betting
Craig Wrolstad from a straight-up and totals standpoint is almost a .500 referee.
Where Wrolstad stands out is the home team ATS and the poor record they have when he officiates. And of the veteran refs, only Ron Torbert has a worse home dog ATS record than Craig Wrolstad.
Wrolstad has traditionally trended in the lower half of overall penalties. He was #2 in roughing the passer penalties in 2021 but that was an aberration from his normal stats.
- Home teams 46-47 SU since 2016
- Home teams 35-58 ATS (40%) with Wrolstad since 2016
- Home underdogs are 13-29 (31%) since 2016
- Wrolstad generally in the lower half of overall penalties per game in NFL
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NFL Week 17 Referee Report: Betting Trends and Stats
- December 30, 2021
There are just two weeks left in the NFL regular season and a few referee betting trends are starting to even out. However, there a few that are still holding strong to their season long trends as well as a few who are on a hot streak as we wind down the season. I will highlight a few referees for NFL Week 17. Let me dive right into the NFL Week 17 Referee Report.
NFL Week 17 Referee Report: Betting Trends & Stats
I have not highlighted Adrian Hill much this season. However, Hill is on a hot streak for the road teams. In fact, the road team has won six straight weeks in games officiated by Adrian Hill and crew. Furthermore, road teams are 5-1 against the spread over the last six weeks. In Week 17, the Jaguars go on the road to face the New England Patriots. Adrian Hill and crew did officiate the Week 8 matchup between the Jaguars and the Seahawks. The Seahawks won that game 31-7 covering the spread.
Lean: Jaguars +15.5
As I mentioned above, road teams are on a hot streak in games officiated by Hill. In fact, Shawn Smith and his crew fall into the same category. The road team has won five straight games officiated by Smith and his crew. Additionally. in those five games the spread has been 3 or less.
Furthermore, during this win streak for road teams, the road is averaging 30 points per game compared to 22.8 for the home team. Shawn Smith is assigned to officiate the Week 17 game between the Dolphins and the Titans. Shawn Smith did officiate the game between the Dolphins and Bill in Week 8 where the Bills won and covered the 14.5 spread.
Lean: Dolphins +3.5
I have highlighted Brad Rogers several times throughout the season because of the rate Over’s were cashing this season. There is an added stat which is highlighted by Warren Sharp . The tweet below does a great job of breaking this down:
Vic Fangio's defense is ABSURD compare what he's done to opposing offenses since Week 8…. and then what those same offenses do the VERY NEXT GAME from 16.6 ppg… to 38.5 ppg from exceeding their projected team total in 1 of 7 games… to 6 of 6 games it's been crazy pic.twitter.com/q0ESHISQae — Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) December 23, 2021
This is sharp information! No pun intended. In Week 15 the Bengals played the Broncos defense and were limited to 15 points. Last week, the Bengals offense went off for 41 points against the Ravens. The game total between the Bengals and Ravens flew over the total of 43 as the final score was a 41-21 victory for the Bengals.
In NFL Week 16, the Raiders faced the Broncos at home and won the game 17-13. This week the Raiders travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts and Brad Rogers who is the best official to the Over is assigned to officiate the game between the Raiders and Colts. However, the Colts will more than likely be without their starting quarterback who tested positive for COVID-19. This is something to monitor as we approach Sunday but I will still lean with the Over in this game.
Lean: Raiders/Colts Over 45*
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Sunday, Jan. 2
- Eagles at Washington — Clete Blakeman
- Panthers at Saints — Jerome Boger
- Buccaneers at Jets — Alex Kemp
- Dolphins at Titans — Shawn Smith
- Jaguars at Patriots — Adrian Hill
- Raiders at Colts — Brad Rogers
- Chiefs at Bengals — John Hussey
- Giants at Bears — Shawn Hochuli
- Falcons at Bills — Land Clark
- Texans at 49ers — Carl Cheffers
- Broncos at Chargers — Craig Wrolstad
- Cardinals at Cowboys — Scott Novak
- Rams at Ravens — Bill Vinovich
- Lions at Seahawks — Tony Corrente
- Vikings at Packers — Clay Martin
Monday, Jan. 3
- Browns at Steelers — Brad Allen
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Who Are the NFL's Best, Worst Refs?
The reputation of NFL referees has seen better days.
During the 2013 season, we've witnessed a variety of blown and missed calls in live action, and there have even been a few instances in which officiating crews have seemingly made incorrect rulings after going under the hood to review plays.
During this season filled with officiate controversy, let's rank all the current head referees on this scale:
Super Bowl caliber Playoff caliber NFL average Replacement level
Triplette graduated from Wake Forest University and is a retired Army Reserve colonel. He received a Bronze Star for his service in the Persian Gulf War. He is the current President and CEO of ArbiterSports, a website that helps assign officials to sports teams and leagues.
From 2007 to 2009, Triplette was the President and COO of FNC, a mortgage lending corporation.
18 years. He began his NFL career as a field judge in 1996 and became a referee in 1999.
Biggest game officiated
2007-2008 AFC Championship Game, San Diego Chargers at New England Patriots
Most controversial call
Overturning the initial call on BenJarvus Green-Ellis' touchdown run in the Cincinnati Bengals' Week 14 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Replay showed that the running back was clearly touched before falling to the ground.
Coleman's an Arkansas native and operates his family dairy business when not officiating NFL games.
25 years. He started as a line judge in the NFL before making the jump to referee in 1995
2001-2002 AFC Championship Game, Oakland Raiders at New England Patriots
Green is Pennsylvania native who now resides in Virginia. From 1985 to 1990, Green was a Judiciary Committee staff member for Senator Joe Biden. Outside of his NFL work, he operates the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm he founded for criminal justice in 1994.
23 years. He began his professional football officiating career in 1991 as a field judge. In 2005, Green became a full-time head referee.
Super Bowl XLIV, Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints
Missed defensive pass interference on field-goal attempt in the final seconds of the 2003 wild-card game between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. Giants guard Rich Seubert was an eligible receiver on the play, as he lined up in a receiver's spot.
New York botched the hold on the field-goal attempt, and Seubert ran downfield to potentially catch a pass. He was dragged to the ground by a San Francisco defender, which should have resulted in pass interference; however, Green flagged the Giants for an illegal man downfield, which was the incorrect ruling.
Green was the back judge for that game, meaning the interference occurred in the area of the field he was assigned to cover.
Vinovich also serves as a NCAA basketball referee and is a CPA in the offseason.
9 years. He started as a side judge before his promotion to referee in 2004.
2012-2013 AFC Divisional Playoff Game, Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
Overturned fumble recovery in Week 9 of 2013 Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans. Keshawn Martin fumbled a kick return, and the officials ruled Indianapolis recovered.
After review, Vinovich and his crew decided the Texans should get the ball because Colts' special teamer LaVon Brazill touched the ball when he was out of bounds.
According to Kevin Bowen of Colts.com , after the game, the NFL informed Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano that the call shouldn't have been overturned.
McAulay is a Louisiana native but currently lives in Maryland. He is the coordinator of football officials for the American Athletic Conference (formerly the Big East). He's held that position since 2008. He refereed in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) from 1994 to 1997.
16 years. McAulay started in the NFL in 1998 as a side judge and became a referee in 2001.
Super Bowl XLIII, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Bottlegate. During a 2001 game between the Cleveland Browns and the Jacksonville Jaguars, down 15-10 in the fourth quarter, Browns receiver Quincy Morgan caught a pass for a first down on 4th-and-1.
Quarterback Tim Couch spiked the ball to stop the clock, but McAulay deemed even after that play, Morgan's catch needed to be reviewed. He ruled that Morgan never had control of the ball on fourth down, and the Jaguars were given the ball.
Fans in Cleveland subsequently threw beer bottles onto the field to show their displeasure with the overturned call.
Boger played football at Morehouse College in Atlanta and graduated in 1977. After 11 years officiating in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, he spent five seasons officiating in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
When he's not working NFL games, Boger is an underwriter for Allstate Insurance in Atlanta.
10 years. He started in the NFL in 2004 and became a head referee in 2006. He also refereed in the Arena League and NFL Europe.
Super Bowl XLVII, Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
In Week 7 of 2013, in a game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets, a member of Boger's crew called a penalty on Patriots' defensive tackle Chris Jones for pushing his teammate on a potentially game-winning field-goal attempt by Jets kicker Nick Folk.
Although Boger didn't make the call, he and his crew deemed that Jones committed an infraction.
Morelli is a California native and is the principal of Saint Mary's High School in Stockton, Calif. He worked in the WAC and Big East before his NFL career.
17. years. He began as a back judge in 1997 and was promoted to referee before the 2003 season.
Super Bowl XXXVI, St. Louis Rams vs. New England Patriots
Overturned call in 2005-06 AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts. Steelers' safety Troy Polamalu intercepted a Peyton Manning pass but fumbled the ball almost immediately afterward. He recovered his own fumble and it was initially ruled that Pittsburgh gained possession.
After Indianapolis head coach Tony Dungy challenged the ruling, Morelli overturned the call on the field with the justification that Polamalu never completed the catch; therefore, it was incomplete.
A native of California who's now retired from law enforcement, he served as a member of the San Jose Police Department for 27 years.
19 years. He worked as a back and field judge from 1995 to 2000, then Leavy was promoted to referee before the 2001 season.
Super XL, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks
Leavy and his crew were criticized for a variety of pro-Steelers calls in Super Bowl XL. On a Ben Roethlisberger touchdown run near the end of the second quarter, one of Leavy's linesman ruled the Pittsburgh quarterback had scored.
Upon reviewing the play, it appeared as though Roethlisberger was stopped short of the end zone, but Leavy did not overturn the call, and the touchdown stood.
Blakeman played collegiate football at the University of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987, and he started officiating in the Big 12 Conference.
6 years. He began as a field judge in the NFL and moved to referee for the 2010 season.
2011-2012 AFC wild-card game, Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans
In Week 11 of 2013 during the Monday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers, Tom Brady threw a pass in the direction of tight end Rob Gronkowski on the final play of the fourth quarter while trailing.
The pass was intercepted by safety Robert Lester, but Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly appeared to be holding Gronkowski. Initially, a flag was thrown, but after a quick huddle, Blakeman and his crew deemed that the under-thrown pass was uncatchable, thereby nullifying the penalty.
Winter, a Michigan native, was a physical education professor at Western Michigan University until he retired after the 2007-08 school year. He officiated at the collegiate level before the NFL.
19 years. He started as a line judge in 1995 and was promoted to referee in 1998.
2009-2010 NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints
During the 2002-03 wild-card playoff game, Winter was involved in the same missed pass interference call on a botched field-goal attempt for which Scott Green is infamous.
Cheffers began officiating in the Pac-10 Conference in 1995 and was hired by the NFL five years later. His father also had an officiating background.
14 years. He started as a side judge then being promoted in 2008 to a referee spot.
2011-12 NFC wild-card game, Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Giants
In Week 13 of 2012 during a game between the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams, Cheffers ruled that Colin Kaepernick committed an intentional grounding infraction in the end zone, and he awarded the Rams with a two-point safety.
Cheffers deemed that Kaepernick's pass did not pass the line of scrimmage, while replays showed it did.
Anderson was born in Florida but raised in Texas. He received his bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State and earned a Doctorate in Dentistry in 1978.
18 years. When he was promoted to referee in 2003, he retired from the dental profession.
Super Bowl XLV, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers
In Week 8 of 2013 during a game between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots, Dolphins defender Jimmy Wilson forced Tom Brady to fumble. Olivier Vernon nearly recovered the football on the ground, but he couldn't fall on it. The ball shot forward 14 yards before the Patriots' offensive tackle Nate Solder recovered it.
Anderson and his crew called a penalty on Vernon for intentionally advancing the ball.
Instead of a 22-yard loss, New England actually gained 10 yards on the odd play.
Hochuli was born in Wisconsin but currently resides in Arizona. He played college football at the University of Texas El Paso. Outside of his NFL job, Hochuli is a trial lawyer, which he's been since 1983.
24 years. In 1990, he was hired by the NFL as a field judge, and he was promoted to referee in 1992.
Super Bowl XXXVIII, New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers
In Week 2 of 2009 during the final seconds of a game between the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers, trailing by seven points, Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler rolled to his right near at the Chargers' 1-yard line.
When Cutler began to attempt a pass, the ball fell out of his hands. San Diego linebacker Tim Dobbins recovered the fumble, which would have ended the game; however, Hochuli ruled Cutler's fumble an incomplete pass and the play was not reviewable.
TV viewers saw an assortment of replays that showed Culter had indeed fumbled.
Super Bowl caliber
Parry is an Indiana native who now resides in Ohio. When not officiating NFL games, he's a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial.
14 years. He began as a side judge in the NFL in 2000 and was promoted to referee before the 2007 season.
Super Bowl XLVI, New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
Super Bowl XLVI began with a safety as Parry ruled from his end zone that Tom Brady committed an intentional grounding penalty when his pass sailed over the middle and didn't land near any Patriots receivers.
Carey was a running back at Santa Clara University and currently resides in California. In 1979, he and his wife, Wendy, founded Serius Innovation, a company that makes ski and snowboarding apparel.
24 years. In 1990, Carey was hired as a side judge, and he was promoted to referee in 1995.
Super Bowl XLII, New England Patriots vs. New York Giants
The David Tyree catch. According to NFL rules, a play is supposed to be blown dead if a player is in "the grasp and controlled" by an opponent. Although three New England defenders essentially had Eli Manning wrapped up, Carey didn't blow the whistle, which allowed the miraculous play to occur.
Corrente lives in California and teaches social sciences at La Miranda High School when he's not refereeing NFL games. In 1991, he became an officiating staff member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
19 years. He started his NFL career in 1995 as a back judge and was promoted to referee before the 1998 season.
Super Bowl XLI, Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts
In Week 13 of 2013 during a game between the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints, 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks sacked quarterback Drew Brees , which resulted in a fumble that San Francisco defender Patrick Willis recovered.
Corrente ruled that Brooks' hit was near Brees' neck and head, thereby nullifying the fumble and awarding the Saints with a first down.
Steratore is a Pennsylvania native. He also officiates NCAA basketball games, which he's been doing since 1997. Outside of his work as an NFL referee, he owns a sanitary supply company in Washington, Penn., with his brothers.
11 years. He began as a a field judge and moved into a referee role for the 2006 season.
2010-2012 AFC Divisional Round Playoff Game, New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
Most controversial call
Calvin Johnson Call. In Week 1 of the 2010 season during a game between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears, Lions wideout Calvin Johnson caught what was ruled a touchdown, a score that would have won the game for Detroit.
After reviewing the play, however, Steratore deemed that Johnson had not completed the catch and ruled the pass incomplete.
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