If You Pick Up A Flag, You Need A Better Explanation Than That

Let's get this caveat out of the way, and (in spirit) amend it to all future discussions of the picked-up pass-interference flag that appeared so crucial in the Lions' loss to the Cowboys: the no-call didn't cost Detroit the game. Failing to hold a lead cost Detroit the game, as did turning the ball over three times,… »1/05/15 9:23am

Dolphins Alerted League To Personal Foul On Last-Second FG In Week 5

After a loss to the Ravens in which Caleb Sturgis missed a last-second 57-yard field goal that would have tied the game, the Dolphins noticed that Baltimore pulled the same maneuver the Patriots got busted for yesterday. Miami sent video of the play to the league and the league reportedly admitted that the call should… »10/22/13 12:17am

Is The NFL Rigging The System To Put An Unqualified Referee In The Super Bowl?

Jerome Boger will referee the Super Bowl. Jerome Boger probably doesn't deserve to referee the Super Bowl. Football Zebras, a site devoted solely to NFL officiating, reported on Jan. 20 that Boger's unspectacular in-season grades for his refereeing had been mysteriously changed after the fact to make him more… »1/29/13 3:05pm

Justin Tucker's Practice Kicks Before His Game-Winner Were Not Allowed, But They Were Also Not Not Allowed

Before Justin Tucker made the field goal that ended the the fifth longest game in NFL history yesterday, he jogged onto the field between the two overtimes and had an assistant coach hold the ball for him while he practiced his kicks. Champ Bailey was dismayed, as you can see in the video above, but nobody else on… »1/13/13 12:15pm

The Same Ref Who Worked The Seahawks-Steelers Super Bowl Will Work This Week's Seahawks-Steelers Game

They're still not over Super Bowl XL in Seattle, especially after referee Bill Leavy admitted last year he had "kicked" a couple of calls in the fourth quarter. That Leavy was assigned to work Sunday's game will at least take the city's focus off the state of the current Seahawks for a while. [PFT, via Seattle Times]… »9/13/11 3:20pm