Week 15

Thu. Dec. 16
49ers at Chargers, 8:20 PM – Clete Blakeman

Sun. Dec. 19
Bills at Dolphins, 1:00 PM – Jeff Triplette
Eagles at Giants, 1:00 PM – John Parry
Redskins at Cowboys, 1:00 PM – Al Riveron
Browns at Bengals, 1:00 PM – Jerome Boger
Jaguars at Colts, 1:00 PM – Mike Carey
Texans at Titans, 1:00 PM – Gene Steratore
Saints at Ravens, 1:00 PM – Walt Anderson
Chiefs at Rams, 1:00 PM – Ron Winter
Cardinals at Panthers, 1:00 PM – Tony Corrente
Lions at Buccaneers, 1:00 PM – Terry McAulay
Falcons at Seahawks, 4:05 PM – Walt Coleman
Broncos at Raiders, 4:15 PM – Scott Green
Jets at Steelers, 4:15 PM – Pete Morelli
Packers at Patriots, 8:20 PM – Ed Hochuli

Mon. Dec. 20
Bears at Vikings, 8:30 PM – Carl Cheffers


  1. Ed Hochuli in this week #15 has

    Sunday Night Game – Packers against Patriots

  2. Shane Spencer says

    I hope Mike Carey gets the Eagles-Giants game at New Meadowlands Stadium.

  3. Walt “Tuck You” Coleman will be in Seattle this week, then Chicago next week.


  4. JoeTheMailman says

    It would make perfect sense for Triplette to get the Pitt-Jets game this week being that he has not done a single Pittsburgh game this year.

    • It would make better sense if Triplette retired.

      • I am good friends with a retired NFC Referee who might be Dick Hantak. He told me three NFL Referee’s have already “resigned for various reasons for next season. He knew of two, Triplette, cause of his made knee or hip or whatever. The other is Cheffers, quite frankly because he can’t handle the microphone, not a bad official, just can’t handle the stage. Didn’t mention the third.

        • **bad knee or hip, sorry.

          • A few years ago, I considered Triplette’s crew as one of the top 3-5 in the league when he had crazy Jim Quirk at umpire. It’s all about his injuries, mobility is an issue. Larry Nemmers had a similar situation a few years ago, great rules official, game manager, but his wheels have him in the replay booth as opposed to wearing the white hat.

          • I wouldn’t be surprised if Ron Winter or Bill Leavy are the third party. Both are up there in age (Leavy is in his early 60s and Winter retired from his full time job at EMU recently), and neither one have been at the top of their game recently. I also wouldn’t be shocked if it’s Ed Hochuli; after the fumble debacle of two years ago, Hochuli hasn’t gotten the premier assignment he used to and his game has been off (no MNF until at least week 16?)

          • Bill Vinovich has worked D1 basketball game this year and I have heard, from a solid source, that he is trying to get back in the NFL so he very possibly could be one of the new referees. Also, I would guess that if Cheffers leaves the referee position he will move to another position.

        • If this happens, maybe they move Mike Carey’s brother back to referee???
          When was the last time the league had three new referee’s? That seems to be a big number…

        • I’ve spoken to a very well known source, and this person said they had not heard of either Cheffers or Triplette retiring. That being said, this person may not have the information you have.

          • I’ve spoken to a person that said he also heard of these 2 retirements and has a good feeling on the 3rd being one of the top refs in the game but he hasn’t made up his mind as of yet. His retirement has nothing to do with health or age. He wouldn’t name him to me because he’s not 100% yet.

          • No Jeff Triplette is not retiring, No Carl Cheffers is not moving to another position & No Ed Hochuli is not retiring. 2018 is his goal to retire.

  5. Shane Spencer says

    Eligible refs for the CHI @ MIN Monday night game are:

    Walt Anderson
    Carl Cheffers (he previously officiated those same two teams two years ago in the Windy City)
    Terry McAulay (he officiated a Monday night game back in week 3 in the Windy City against the Pack)
    Pete Morelli
    Alberto Riveron
    Ron Winter

  6. Shane Spencer says

    Eligible refs for the CLE @ CIN game are:

    Walt Anderson
    Clete Blakeman
    Carl Cheffers
    Tony Corrente
    Bill Leavy
    John Parry

  7. Shane Spencer says

    Eligible refs for the DEN @ OAK game are:

    Pete Morelli
    Gene Steratore
    Ron Winter

  8. Shane Spencer says

    Eligible refs for the HOU @ TEN game are:

    Carl Cheffers
    Tony Corrente
    Scott Green
    Alberto Riveron
    Jeff Triplette

  9. Shane Spencer says

    Eligible refs for the WSH @ DAL game are:

    Walt Anderson
    Mike Carey
    Alberto Riveron
    Gene Steratore
    Ron Winter

  10. Shane Spencer says

    Eligible refs for the JAX @ IND game are:

    Clete Blakeman
    Jerome Boger
    Mike Carey
    Carl Cheffers
    Scott Green
    Jeff Triplette

  11. Shane Spencer says

    Eligible refs for the BUF @ MIA game are:

    Walt Anderson
    Mike Carey
    Carl Cheffers
    Tony Corrente
    Terry McAulay
    John Parry
    Jeff Triplette

  12. Mickey:
    Mike Carey’s crew in the game Jaguars @ Colts, Indianapolis Dec. 19. Sorry Shane.

  13. Triplette is in Miami.

  14. JoeTheMailman says


    • Before you get your hopes up, Triplette definitely isn’t doing CAR@PIT next week, either. He’s not eligible to work CAR until Week 17, because he officiated CAR@CLE in Week 12.

  15. Also eligible for

    San Francisco @ San Diego
    Cleveland @ Cincinnati
    Buffalo @ Miami
    Detroit @ Tampa Bay
    Chicago @ Minnesota (or @ TCF Bank or @ Detroit or @ St. Louis or @ Indianapolis or wherever.)

    The crew can’t work more than 1 team’s home game IS A BUNCH OF BUNK.

    And, a crew can work a team this week if they worked them WEEK 10 OR BEFORE unless they worked games involving that team twice.

  16. Gene Steratore In Nashville This Week per Titans PR staff

  17. McAuly has KC @ STL

  18. Triplette is working the Miami game this week.

  19. Jerome Boger – Cincinnati game

    • I’m not sure that’s right.

      Boger had the Cincy-Cleveland game in Week 4. And crews don’t work both divisional matchups.

      • Under MP crews could not work the same divisional matchups not sure about Carl Johnson. Back in 2008 (I think) HOchuli worked the SD @ Denver game where he ruled the pass was incomplete instead of a fumble. MP was asked in an interview by Dan PAtrick if HOchuli would work the re-match in SD & he said it was in the rules that officials did not work both same divisional matchup. Like I said Carl Johnson may have changed this.

  20. Eligible for MNF, Bears @ Vikings:


  21. John 2,

    This is according to Jerome Boger’s HL. I trust him, but I’m not sure of the rules against doing the same divisional game, etc. I’ll let you know if I hear of any change, but as for right now, Boger’s HL has told me CLE @ CIN.

  22. My guess is Walt Anderson doing the Saints – Ravens game this week.

  23. Also eligible for

    Washington at Dallas
    Detroit at Tampa Bay

    John Parry’s has worked 2 home game for the Giants last year and 2 home games for the Titans this year. So if anyone says this is a rule is WRONG. Furthermore, I think people here mixed rules with trends.

  24. And, Cheffers worked 2 49er home games.

  25. Mickey:

    According to the Rams flipcard, Ron Winter is doing Chiefs@Rams, not McAulay.

  26. Is Riveron eligible for SF @ SD?

  27. Terry McAulay I think has the Carolina game and also by process of Elimination and no other refs Eligable Pete Morelli has the Denver/Sd game

    • McAulay’s still eligible for…

      San Francisco @ San Diego
      Cleveland @ Cincinnati/Denver @ Oakland – (Not officially listed but word is Boger has Cleveland @ Cincinnati and if that’s the case, McAulay would become eligible for a 2nd Denver-Oakland game.)
      Detroit @ Tampa Bay
      Chicago @ Minnesota

      The only games an official are ineligible to work are teams a crew the previous 4 weeks or already worked twice.

    • Along with Arizona/Carolina.


  28. Joe Platania says

    David may be right: Anderson hasn’t done a Ravens game since Week One at NYJ…

  29. ESPNDALLAS says Riveron has Redskins V Cowboys on Sunday.

  30. Mickey, per WBBM radio, Chicago, the Bears-Vikings game WILL be at U of MINN. stadium (outdoors) good ol’ Minnesota weather.
    I DON’T know the referee crew yet.

  31. Can’t comfirm but I heard Corrente is working 49ers/Chargers game.

  32. Well atleast they gave Steratore the much deserved pillow fight game.

  33. I LOVE this website, but am new to understanding who is eligible to ref what. I’m a huge Eagles fan. Does anyone know who is left that is eligible to ref the Eagles / Giants Game?

  34. JoeTheMailman says

    Clete Blakeman in Pittsburgh either this week or next. Strong possability according to a Steelers P.R. guy.

    • To me, this makes no sense. For one thing, a PR person would know for certain who the referee was, and for certain which game. For another, the league informs referees of their precise schedule four weeks in advance, and deviates from it very rarely.

  35. Mickey Blakeman has the SF @ SD per BFTS admin…

  36. Also confirmed:

    Tony Corrente has Cardinals – Panthers.

  37. Confirmed through the Ravens: Walt Anderson has NO-BAL… David gets credit for the good call!

  38. IF all the known assignments are true, then…

    Leavy is OFF

    Morelli has NYJ/PIT.

  39. WRONG


  41. JoeTheMailman says

    Pete Morelli should never be allowed in Pittsburgh ever again. This is sad and unfortunate news. Thanks for the updates guys!

  42. Shane Spencer says

    So it’s down to Boger, Cheffers, Leavy, McAulay, Morelli and Parry. These are my predictions:

    PHI @ NYG – Parry
    CLE @ CIN – Leavy
    DET @ TB – McAulay
    NYJ @ PIT – Morelli
    CHI @ MIN – Cheffers
    OFF – Boger

  43. predictions

    PHI@-NYG- Boger (did opening day @ Giants)
    CLV @ CIN -Parry
    DET @TB- McAulay
    NYJ @ PIT – Morelli
    CHI @ MIN – Cheffers
    OFF- Leavy

  44. FRom BTFS

    McAulay in TB
    Boger in CIN
    Leavy OFF

  45. What is going on this year? We have refs doing games in the same city 2 times in the same year and now we have Boger doing a Browns/Bengals game 2 times in the same year. Why is this happening? I wonder will the old head of officials retiring the rules have changed.

  46. Any early picks for the Super Bowl this year? I think it’s Mr Steratore’s year. Any thoughts?

  47. It goes down to the following

    PHI @ NYG – Cheffers, Morelli or Parry

    NYJ @ PIT – Cheffers or Morelli

    CHI @ MIN – Cheffers or Parry

  48. http://twitter.com/BradBiggs/status/14340254597128192

    Via Brad Biggs twitter – Cheffers will work Bears-Vikings.

    Which means –

    Morelli in PIT; Parry in NY

  49. JoeTheMailman says

    Once again Morelli and his crew called an absolutely horrible game. 4 times flags were thrown and then picked up with Morelli just saying “no foul on the play”. I don’t think I have seen that 4 times this whole season. Morelli is an ego-maniac that turns his back on obvious calls when it’s convenient.

  50. John Wonderly says

    Believe it or not, Mike Carey and his crew had a terrible game in Indy with one of those that was also called a down over. No foul but replay the down for no apparent reason.

  51. Guys: What are your opinions of Blakeman so far this year? I think he’s one of the strongest first year refs in a long time. Also, can’t name the name but I’m told Triplette is definitely one of the retirees due to the hip

    • What does help Clete is that he has an umpire that takes no **** from anyone.

    • I have been VERY impressed with Blakeman! And yes, DeFelice is a great guy to have on a crew with a new referee. I hope the NFL uses this as an example that some of the top DI guys can make the transition to Sundays. I hope to see Scott Novak and some others make the move.

  52. That’s too bad-he’s my favorite. Interesting that he worked both Brown-Bengal games-I guess that’s allowed no-refs working both games of a divisional series.

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