2013 Assignments by week: 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   Post-season


Week 14

THU, DEC 5
Houston at Jacksonville – Tony Corrente

SUN, DEC 8
Detroit at Philadelphia – Ed Hochuli
Atlanta at Green Bay – Bill Leavy
Indianapolis at Cincinnati – Jeff Triplette
Buffalo at Tampa Bay – Bill Vinovich
Kansas City at Washington – Carl Cheffers
Minnesota at Baltimore – Pete Morelli
Cleveland at New England – Jerome Boger
Carolina at New Orleans – Walt Anderson
Oakland at NY Jets – Gene Steratore
Miami at Pittsburgh – John Parry
Tennessee at Denver – Scott Green
NY Giants at San Diego – Ron Winter
Seattle at San Francisco – Clete Blakeman
St. Louis at Arizona – Walt Coleman

MON, DEC 9
Dallas at Chicago – Terry McAulay

{ 2 trackbacks }

Referee assignments and discussion for week 14 - NFL and NCAA Referees
December 5, 2013 at 5:29 am
Week 17 referee assignments | Football Zebras
December 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm

{ 105 comments… read them below or add one }

Lorenzo Antonio November 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

CLE@NE will be flexed to 4 25 PM Est

Reply

John 2 November 7, 2013 at 7:30 am

FOX has the doubleheader this particular weekend. So if that game does have a time change, it would be 4:05, not 4:25. Plus, I seriously doubt that’s true. If there is a 1:00 kickoff on CBS that does change, most likely it would be Bills-Bucs IMO.

Reply

Lorenzo Antonio November 9, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I think Patriots Browns will be flexed to 4:05PM Est

Reply

Shane Spencer December 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm

…and I hope Ron Winter is the referee for that game…he hasn’t officiated at Pats game yet this season!

Reply

Shane Spencer December 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm

CORRECTION: …and I hope Ron Winter is the referee for that game…he hasn’t officiated a Pats game yet this season!

Lorenzo Antonio November 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm

CLE@NE Will be flexed to 405PM EST

Reply

Lorenzo November 20, 2013 at 10:01 pm

CLE@NE will be flexed to 405PM EST and Bill Vinovich will be the referee

Reply

Jarret November 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Car vs NO has been flexed to the sunday night game.

Reply

Eddie November 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

You beat me to it. Haha

Reply

Jarret November 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Haha wonder what time the atl vs gb game will be now

Reply

Gerardo Perez November 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm

The ATL @ GB game starts at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. That’s what I saw from ESPN’s NFL Scoreboard.

Reply

Lorenzo November 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm

CLE@NE Mike Carey or Scott Green

Reply

Mark November 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Yeah. And on Nov 20th you said it was Vinovich. Your comments are irrelevant, idiot.

Reply

TopGun November 27, 2013 at 7:14 am

Mark is banned for a week for calling someone an idiot.

Reply

Michael November 27, 2013 at 9:56 am

I protest the suspension in light of the fact that Lorenzo should have been banned a long time ago for his posts

Reply

Mark November 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm

If anyone deserves a ban it’s Lorenzo. And TopGun used the term “idiot trolls” on the Week 13 page, when referring to Lorenzo…who I called an idiot. I rest my case. Oh and I am one of the people who actually posts legit information.

Tony November 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Mark you need to banned for defending an idiot like Lorenzo.

Reply

Tony November 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I Meant TOP GUN SORRY MARK

Top Gun December 2, 2013 at 12:36 am

That wasn’t me that said that about Mark. Lorenzo that fool needs to be banned!! Mark is legit.

Mark December 2, 2013 at 10:25 am

Haha ok I don’t even care anymore. I just get annoyed easily by fake people.

Lorenzo November 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

CLE@NE Bill Leavy

Reply

Gerardo Perez December 2, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Bill Leavy won’t work CLE @ NE because he did two Cleveland Browns games this season.

Reply

Shane Spencer November 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Ron Winter is eligible for DAL @ CHI, although he did a Week 1 Monday night game (PHI @ WSH).

Reply

Joe Meeusen November 27, 2013 at 12:10 am

Based on David’s post in week 13, Atlanta-Green Bay will have to have either Clete Blakeman or Bill Leavy since those two have not worked a SNF game, Packers home game, nor a game involving these two teams during the previous four weeks. If Leavy does Giants-Redskins in week 13, it will have to be Blakeman.

Reply

Michael November 27, 2013 at 7:09 am

ATL-GB is not the SNF game. The game that would likely have a Referee who has not done SNF is STL-ARI since that game got flexed out

Reply

Joe Meeusen November 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm

ATL-GB was the game that got flexed out.
http://nflcommunications.com/2013/11/24/week-14-flex-scheduling-december-8-panthers-saints-game-moves-to-nbc-sunday-night-football-falcons-packers-goes-to-100-pm-et-on-fox/ The games with asterisks are the games whose times have changed. I follow the Packers, I know when they play.

Reply

Lorenzo Antonio November 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm

CLE@NE Scott Green or Mike Carey

Reply

Shane Spencer November 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Gene Steratore could do SEA @ SF.

Reply

Sam November 28, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Gene Steratore In NY for Raiders @ Jets .. Confirmed!

Reply

Gerardo Perez November 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Thanks Sam.

Reply

Gerry November 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Does anyone know if the refs are on a rotating basis to work the Thanksgiving games yearly? I have not gone back to compare prior thanksgiving day games.
Also, do the refs get to pick their bye weeks? I would think they can request a certain week off and it would be based on seniority.

Reply

David November 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Four referees have yet to work on MNF: Cheffers, Coleman, McAulay and Parry. Cheffers and Parry can both be scratched off for DAL @ CHI, since the former is already working CHI @ MIN in Week 13, while the latter worked NYG @ CHI in Week 6. Therefore, it looks like it will either be Coleman or McAulay for DAL @ CHI.

Reply

David November 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Oops…minor correction: I meant to say that three referees have yet to work MNF – Cheffers, Coleman and McAulay. Parry recently worked SF @ WSH, and he would NOT be eligible for DAL @ CHI anyway.

Reply

David November 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Prior to Week 14, Corrente and Vinovich are now the only two referees who have yet to work any Thursday games — the Week 1 kickoff, NFL Network or Thanksgiving. HOU @ JAX (this week) and SD @ DEN (Week 15) are the two remaining Thursday Night games.

Corrente worked DEN @ SD in Week 11, so it’s unlikely that he would get both games involving the Broncos and Chargers. I also doubt that he would get three Chargers’ games within one year, as he worked SD @ TEN in Week 3.

Since Corrente is already on the east coast (AZ @ PHI) and Vinovich is on the west coast (STL @ SF) during Week 13, I think that, logistically, it is a safe bet that Corrente will indeed be the referee for HOU @ JAX, while Vinovich will get SD @ DEN in Week 15.

Reply

David November 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Since Jerome Boger was off last week, here is a list of games that he is **NOT** eligible for (I’m testing to see if “strike-through” text works here):

MIA @ PIT, TEN @ DEN, ATL @ GB, OAK @ NYJ, BUF @ TB, KC @ WSH, CAR @ NO, SEA @ SF, DAL @ CHI, MIN @ BAL and STL @ AZ.

Reply

David November 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Well, I guess strike-through does not work, so, Boger IS ELIGIBLE for the other games, save HOU @ JAX.

Reply

Ref Fan November 30, 2013 at 10:32 pm

It appears the Dallas @ Chicago MNF game will be Terry McAulay. 99% certain

Reply

Nancy Muttlemaier December 2, 2013 at 8:49 am

My source is 46.2% positive that Bill Vinovich will be in San Diego for the Giants-Chargers game. I will keep you all posted as I receive information!!!

Reply

David December 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

If that happens, then Vinovich will be the only referee not to officiate a Thursday game this season. SD @ DEN in week 15 is the last Thursday game, and this would make him ineligible.

Reply

Michael December 2, 2013 at 11:32 am

This is a guess not based on any connections I have but the Giants have not seen Jerome Boger and while the Chargers saw Boger in Week 9 (which makes him eligible Week 14) they were away when they saw him. I do not believe the Giants have ever seen Boger twice in a season since he became a Referee so it is not like the league is trying to play with the schedule to have Boger avoid the Giants (even if a team saw a different Referee each week, they would still miss one crew) because he has seen them twice a year the last few years

Reply

Joe Platania December 2, 2013 at 11:14 am

Hi, gang!… back from a 50th birthday/Thanksgiving weekend and ready to get back at it! Nothing from my Ravens source yet, so let’s narrow it down: who’s eligible for MIN-BAL?

Reply

David December 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

MIN @ BAL: Anderson, Carey, Corrente, Green, Leavy, McAulay, Morelli and Winter.

Corrente can likely be scratched off, as it is a strong possibility that he will be in Jacksonville on Thursday night for HOU @ JAX. Green is eligible under a five-week rule, as he worked BAL @ CLE in Week 9. McAulay is a good possibility for DAL @ CHI on Monday night.

Reply

Jerry December 2, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I do not recall Ed Hochuli having a Ravens game either in 2012 or 2013.

Reply

SportingBecky December 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Correct Jerry… no Ravens games for Hochuli in 2012 or 2013.

Reply

ac540 December 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm

When are the Ravens going to get Winter this year? Have to be holding him for a big one, like vs NE or @CIN…

Reply

Jerry December 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Remember the Ravens-Patriots officiated by Winter in 2009? The infamous “roughing the Brady” game.

Reply

Scott December 2, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Bengals beat writer places Jeff Triplette and crew in Cincinnati this week for Colts-Bengals.

Reply

Mark December 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I have not heard from my Anderson source, but when I do, I will post it here. Sorry for the delay.

Reply

Justin December 2, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Do you know the eligible referees for STL @ ARZ? Thanks

Reply

Gerardo Perez December 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Eligible refs for STL @ ARI:
Walt Anderson.
Clete Blakeman. (Did ARI/STL earlier this season).
Carl Cheffers.
Walt Coleman.
Scott Green.
Ed Hochuli.
Ron Winter. (Did ARI/STL in 2011)

Reply

Mark M December 2, 2013 at 11:57 pm

KC at Washington: Not JT, JP, TM, WC, WA, EH, JB, CB, RW
Eligible but Unlikely due to Recent Trends: MC, PM (D-Hall Incident last year).
Eligible: BV, CC, SG, BL, GS

Reply

TopGun December 3, 2013 at 12:02 am

The TopGun with the space between his name – Top Gun – is just a troll. Please everyone ignore him as he’s about to be banned anyway.

Reply

Michael December 3, 2013 at 12:34 am

I suggest that the webmaster make posters have to log in to post. This riff raff has severely detracted from the information provided by the site

Reply

Top Gun December 3, 2013 at 2:53 am

Yes that would he Mickey’s job. I appreciate all the hard work Mark, Joe P., Scott, Nita, Gerardo, Ref Fan, Sam. Sporting Becky, and TS puts into getting the appropriate and correct info.

Reply

Top Gun December 3, 2013 at 9:28 am

BTW, I get my info from little green men on the Planet Krypton. Gotcha.

Reply

TopGun December 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

Told you. You can tell the troll by the space between Top and Gun. His days on this site are numbered.

Reply

Joe83 December 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Hi Mickey:
Carl Cheffers’ Crew in Washington, December 8th., (Kansas City Chiefs @ Washington Redskins).

Reply

SportingBecky December 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Thank you Joe… confirmed..

Reply

David December 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm
Joe Platania December 4, 2013 at 7:26 am

Still waiting on my Ravens source for MIN-BAL; slower than usual this week, so I apologize. If anyone beats me to it, it’s no big deal, just so long as the space is filled in…

Reply

Joe Platania December 4, 2013 at 8:49 am

Whew! Okay, now we’re back on track… the referee for MIN-BAL is none other than PETE MORELLI, who was here in Charm City for preseason Week Three, although I’m not sure if that plays into the rules somehow. Anyway, he did two Ravens games last year, Week Five in KC and Week 15 at home against DEN…

Reply

Ken December 4, 2013 at 9:45 am

Terry McAulay is Confirmed for MNF Dal @ Chi

Reply

Chris December 4, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Confirmed McAulay will be in Chicago Monday.

Reply

David December 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Five referees are eligible for BUF @ TB: Carey (five-week rule), Coleman, Corrente, Parry and Vinovich. I know that this has already been mentioned, but Corrente can likely be scratched off, since it is a good possibility that he will work HOU @ JAX.

Only four referees are eligible for CAR @ NO: Anderson, Carey, Leavy and Parry.

Only four referees are eligible for SEA @ SF: Anderson, Blakeman, Coleman and Winter. Coleman can likely be scratched off, due to the fact that he may be in San Francisco for what will almost certainly be the final game ever at Candlestick Park (ATL @ SF Week 16 MNF).

Reply

David December 4, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Two more games in which only four referees are eligible: DET @ PHI and ATL @ GB.

DET @ PHI: Boger, Hochuli, Vinovich and Winter. Hochuli eligible under a five-week rule (worked PHI @ OAK in Week 9).

ATL @ GB: Blakeman, Coleman, Leavy and Parry.

Reply

Mark December 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Anderson has CAR/NO.

Reply

Gerardo Perez December 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

SEA @ SF is either Clete Blakeman or Ron Winter, because those are the only two refs eligible for that game.

Reply

John Ross Howell December 4, 2013 at 11:42 pm

every official for 2 games but get

Reply

Sam December 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Don’t forget to put up.. Gene Steratore has Jets Vs Raiders

Reply

Tee December 4, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Where is Phil Luckett this week?

Reply

Shane Spencer December 4, 2013 at 4:53 pm

From my favourite NFL team’s flip card, Jerome Boger is the referee for CLE @ NE.

http://media.patriots.com/mediafiles/2013/14/2013_14_Flip%20Card_20131204_091114.pdf

Reply

David December 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

That means DET @ PHI is down to only Hochuli, Vinovich and Winter.

Reply

Stu December 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Hochuli did Phila vs. Oak 3 weeks ago so it can’t be him. Winter did week 1 Phila vs Wash. Thinking it’s Vinovich

Reply

John Ross Howell December 4, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Ed hochuli could be official for game Gene 2 game 2 team

Reply

RODDY December 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

Who is eligible for Bills @ Bucs?

Reply

Tim December 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

Vinovich did DAL-DET Week 9.

Reply

SportingBecky December 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Detroit at Philadelphia

Ed Hochuli

Reply

David December 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

That means STL @ AZ is now down to Blakeman, Coleman, Parry and Winter.

Reply

Gerardo Perez December 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Parry worked at Arizona earlier this year. He’s not eligible for that game.

Reply

David December 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Oops, I didn’t see that. Yeah he did work CAR @ AZ in Week 5. My bad.

Reply

Juan Uribe December 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Who is eligible for Mia @ Pit?

Reply

David December 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm

MIA @ PIT: Coleman (five-week rule), Corrente, Parry, Vinovich and Winter. Corrente can likely be scratched off (HOU @ JAX?).

Reply

David December 5, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Mike Carey and Bill Leavy are each eligible for only two games…Carey is only eligible for BUF @ TB (five-week rule) and NYG @ SD, while Leavy is only eligible for ATL @ GB and NYG @ SD.

Reply

Ben December 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Carey is likely not in San Diego. Last time he had a “home” game was 2008, and he did one more Chargers game in ’09.

No list yet.

Reply

Ben December 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Few more blanks to fill in, but not all of them.

HOU @ JAX (tonight) — Tony Corrente
NYG @ SD — Ron Winter

Reply

David December 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I guess that likely means two things: Blakeman for SEA @ SF and Coleman for STL @ AZ.

Reply

Gerardo Perez December 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

With that, it could probably mean that BUF @ TB is either Carey, Parry, or Vinovich. MIA @ PIT is either Parry or Vinovich. That leaves Leavy with ATL @ GB because since that game was flexed out of SNF, he can do that game since he hasn’t worked a SNF Game this season yet.

Reply

Gerardo Perez December 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Also, that was the only other game Leavy was eligible for.

Reply

Ben December 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Two more confirms:

BUF @ TB — Bill Vinovich
MIA @ PIT — John Parry

If I read above correctly, we may have the two final puzzle pieces for STL-AZ and SEA-SF. Checking on that.

Reply

Gerardo Perez December 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm

As well as ATL @ GB = Leavy.

Reply

David December 5, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Carey off this week?

Reply

Gerardo Perez December 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Yes, because BUF @ TB was the only other game he was eligible for.

Reply

Ben December 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

BTW, even distribution of the SNF game can’t be a concern in the league office due to the flex scheduling. The more important criteria are the 5-week gap, the home/away rule, and the known stayaways (Coleman-OAK, Anderson-HOU, Carey-SD/WAS).

Reply

David December 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Well, we know all about the “Tuck Rule” game from the 2001-02 playoffs (Coleman), and the issue with the Redskins and Sean Taylor (Carey), but I’m wondering, what are the issues with Anderson & the Texans and Carey with the Chargers?

Reply

Jason December 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I believe Mike Carey lives in San Diego, and Anderson lives near Houston..

Reply

David December 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Hmmm, that leads me to wonder — if Bill Leavy is from the Bay Area (San Jose), they why is he allowed to officiate games in San Francisco (Week 1 GB @ SF) and Oakland (WSH @ OAK Week 4)?

Reply

Mark December 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Anderson lives near Sugar Land, TX. Not sure where that is. Lol.

Reply

Jason December 6, 2013 at 6:35 am

Sugar Land is near Houston….If that’s the case David, I guess the home town connection theory is out! Oh well!

Ben December 5, 2013 at 5:21 pm

It is not a mandate, but some officials prefer to not officiate for the home team. It becomes a little more magnified when it is the referee.

I know for a fact that Walt Anderson specifically requested not to be scheduled for Texans games when they entered the league.

Reply

John Ross Howell December 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm

do we official tonight

Reply

Ben December 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Tony Corrente

Reply

Ben December 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Confirmed the rest of the usual suspects:

STL-AZ — Walt Coleman
SEA-SF — Clete Blakeman
ATL-GB — Bill Leavy

Reply

mickey December 5, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Ben — Thanks! Those have been updated now.

Reply

Drew Thurman December 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Jerome Boger will be the ref of the Pats and Browns

Reply

Gary Cotton December 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Not sure if it has been mentioned on here anywhere, but Peter King did an incredible 3-part piece for his MMQB website about Gene Steratore. Very much recommend it to all on this site. It’s called something like “Game 150″.

Reply

Leave a Comment