Week 9

NY Jets at Buffalo – Ed Hochuli
Seattle at Dallas – Terry McAulay
Tampa Bay at New Orleans – Carl Cheffers
Atlanta at Indianapolis – Mike Carey
Miami at Kansas City – Walt Anderson
San Francisco at Washington – Gene Steratore
Cleveland at Houston – Al Riveron
Denver at Oakland – John Parry
Cincinnati at Tennessee – Jeff Triplette
NY Giants at New England – Pete Morelli
St. Louis at Arizona – Tony Corrente’s crew, led by Ron Winter
Green Bay at San Diego – Clete Blakeman
Baltimore at Pittsburgh – Walt Coleman

Chicago at Philadelphia – Scott Green

Bye: Detroit, Minnesota, Carolina, Jacksonville


  1. Walt Anderson has the Miami/Kansas City game this week.

  2. Ed Hochuli’s crew will be in Buffalo this week. Spoke to member of his crew!

    • Doing Chris Berman impersonation: “Hochuli?!” “In Buffalo?!” I wonder who shall get the Ravens at Steelers contest. My pre-guess at 15-1 odds is Al Riveron. I don’t know why I think this, but it seems like the kind of “out of left field just because we are the NFL and we can” thing the NFL would do.

  3. Shane Spencer says

    Jerome Boger has yet to referee a Monday night game this season…he is eligible for CHI @ PHI.

  4. Why was Mike Carey yesterday with 3 members of Blakeman’s crew and 2 guys of Hochuli’s crew? Especially since Hocholi worked yesterday. You can tell they were not comfortable working with each other. They huddled a lot during the game.

    • Carey worked with his regular crew. The crews listed on this site are incorrect and not updated to reflect the 2011 crews. The only change this week was since Walt Anderson’s umpire is injured, Clete Blakeman’s umpire subbed for him

      • Thanks. The crew just looked like they were huddling after every play to figure something out. The Field Judge had a couple big late flags that continued drives for New England.

      • FYI, Al Riveron crew change Field Judge ( #3 Scott Edwards instead #33 Steve Zimmer, injured in last game) and Ron Winter crew had as Side Judge the swing side judge this season #21 Jeff Lamberth instead of # 97 Tom Hill.

  5. Tweet from Brad Biggs of Chicago Tribune says Scott Green will handle Bears @ Eagles for MNF.

  6. Joe Platania says

    In order, including preseason, the Ravens have had:

    Leavy, Steratore, Triplette, Winter, Corrente, Blakeman, Green, Carey, Steratore, Cheffers and Triplette… maybe that will help unmask the Sunday-night mystery…

  7. Shane Spencer says

    Mike Carey is eligible for TB @ NO…he has yet to work a game involving either the Bucs or the Saints.

  8. Scott Green will be Pittsburg/ Baltimore game.

  9. Triplette in Tennessee

  10. Hi Mickey:
    After his off week, Carl Cheffers’ crew will be in the Superdome next sunday (Tampa Bay @ New Orleans, Nov. 06, 13:00 ET.

  11. This would be Cheffer’s first ever regular season game in New Orleans

  12. Seattle @ Dallas- Terry McAulay


  13. Steratore’s son tells me he is in Washington this weekend.

  14. Why is this such a mystery. Obviously the league would want to arrange travel plans, so why does this info trickle in like Election night exit polls…

  15. Also, in case anyone was wanting to guess around, if I’ve done everything right, this is whats is left:

    CLE@HOU – JB, RW, TC, JP, AR
    ATL@IND – CB, MC, WC, TC, AR, RW
    DEN@OAK – JB, MC, BL, AR, JP, RW
    NYG@NE- AR, JP, PM, BL
    GB@SD – CB, JB, MC, TC, BL, JP, RW
    STL@AZ – CB, MC, TC, BL, PM
    BAL@PIT – JB, WC, PM, AR

  16. Riveron would be a good choice for Ravens-Steelers. By and large, his crew doesn’t throw many flags. That’s good when two physical teams line up against each other.

  17. Joe Platania says

    Hey, gang!

    The Ravens’ organization has weighed in…
    Kenneth honed it on it, and got it right! The Sunday-night referee for the latest titanic BAL-PIT clash is… drum roll… Walt Coleman!

  18. So it’s Coleman’s crew that’s going to screw the Ravens @ Pit! Over/Under 6 Offensive holding penalties against Bal.?

  19. Coleman is good for that game. He ll make the calls unlike Mike “look the other way” Carey… Multiple blown calls last week v. Patriots.

  20. Question : can you take the majority of NFL games , look at the obviously blown calls and make a case that these calls changed the outcome of the game …? I know of 2 in week 8… (the 2 that I watched).

  21. Coleman last officiated a PIT-BAL game in 2008 in Baltimore. Overturned a call at the goalline that gave Santonio Holmes a PIT TD with less than a min to play.

  22. Any word on who has the Giants/New England game?

  23. what is the big deal about wearing throwback uniforms? some of them should be left in the attic.

    • Joe Platania says

      Nita, the throwbacks first came out when the league was celebrating its 75th anniversary in 1994. SF wore them more than most teams. Now, teams use them as a third/alternate jersey, like in England’s Premier League (soccer)… in fact, Pittsburgh is wearing them this weekend; it always seems to do that against the Ravens…

  24. Confirmed:

    Ron Winter is working the game in Arizona.

  25. process of elimination will put Pete Morelli in New England. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  26. Confirmed:

    John Parry in Oakland.

  27. Hochuli’s first game in Buffalo since 2006

  28. Of course no one wants to speculate, but if Boger is off, as widely assumed, that puts Riveron in Houston, Blakeman in Indy and either Leavy or Carey in SD, with the other one off

    • Riveron can be in Indy. Blakeman can be in Houston. (Blakeman probably won’t be in Houston, but it’s possible.)

      • blakeman worked in Houston already, in week 4.

        • There’s no rule against working two home games for a team. One of several 2010 examples: Steratore worked Bengals home games in weeks 2 and 16.

          • Preth –

            I think we’re one week too soon for Blakeman to be eligible for ANY Texan game.

          • No. He’s eligible. It’s not a likely assignment, but it’s entirely possible. The rule is, “two assignments that can fall at the ends of a 6-week span, or further apart” – or perhaps put more simply, subtract the two week numbers and get 5 or higher. 9-4=5.

            I believe there were two examples of this happening last season. The one I most vividly remember is Pete Morelli working Seahawks games in weeks 4 and 9.

  29. Confirmed:

    Al Riveron in Houston.

  30. As Preth said, from the flip card available on the Texans’ site:

    Referee — Alberto Riveron (57)
    Umpire — Scott Dawson (70)
    Head Linesman — Jim Mello (48)
    Line Judge — Ron Phares (10)
    Field Judge — Scott Steenson (88)
    Side Judge — Jimmy DeBell (58)
    Back Judge — Greg Steed (12)
    Replay — Bob Boyston
    Video — Jim Grant

  31. Correction on Houston assignment Week 9:

    Replay — Bob Boylston

    (left out the L)

  32. My Mike Carey in San Diego prediction is looking pretty good.

  33. SportingBecky says

    From Clete Blakeman himself

    Packers VS Chargers

  34. Leaves either Leavy or Carey in Indy..

    Winter (technically) and Boger are OFF

  35. Oops…only Carey…is left…

    winter, leavy and boger are off…

  36. Was it ever established why Corrente is being replaced by Winter?

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