Referee Assignments and Discussion for Week 8

Week 8 of the NFL kicks off tonight in Tampa Bay with the Panthers playing the Bucs, but we’re still not sure which ref will be handling the game. In fact, we’re still missing quite a few assignments for this week, so please head over to our week 8 page if you know of any others that we can fill in.

If you see any calls or actions that are noteworthy, use the comments on this post to discuss them.

Enjoy the games!


  1. The biggest thing is consistency! There was a pass interference called that was picked up in the first half of the Dallas v Detroit game because it was determined to be incidental contact. The same situation happened in the second half with Dallas as the “offender”. The penalty was assessed against Dallas this time. Be consistent! That’s all we’re asking! The second half incident was clearly the same as the first half incident. It was incidental contact!!! Not DPI!!!

  2. I just finished watching the Dolphins- Patriots game. I am disgusted with the blatant bad calls made against the Dolphins. Do the refs favor a future hall of famer? I am a diehard Dolphins’ fan. I know that Tom Brady is a good quarterback. But, the Patriots committed quite a few penalties that went uncalled. I know that the refs are human, but seriously?

  3. Regarding the Fins Pats game today, where do I begin? It was obvious from early on that Dr. Walt Anderson (thank god this old dude isn’t practicing dentistry anymore because I’d be concerned about his patients because of his poor eyesight) and his crack crew didn’t know their asses from a hole in the wall! The worst call was the one on Brady’s fumble where they said Vernon had illegally swatted the ball. So he has no right to scoop the ball, which is what the replay shows he was attempting to do. How do you decide to make the call? Based on what? That was the game changing play. Walt Anderson, you and your crew performed pathetically.

  4. I have to agree with Paul’s comment. I think after last weeks Pats – Jets game, the NFL told the good Doctor two things: 1. Make sure the Pats get every possible break, and 2. make sure they win and cover the spread. Three points did not do it, but ten did. Hence the illegal swatting the ball call. Like the commentataors said they probably wouldn’t get a TD without that call. Maybe is is just me, but it seems that officials are are doing more and more in recent years to determine who wins the game. If the NFL had any stones, Walt Anderson and his entire crew would either be given the rest of the year off without pay or relagate them to officiating Pop Warner. They made some real minor league calls in that game. A major league black eye for the entire league. Unbelievable.