Officially speaking: Hochuli and the Cardinals

November, 8, 2009
11/08/09
11:15
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Referee Since 2002 Roughing the Passer Penalties
Ed Hochuli 68
Terry McAulay
57
Ron Winter
54
Tony Corrente
53
Jeff Triplette
47
Mike Carey
43
Walt Coleman
28
Bill Leavy
18
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

CHICAGO -- The Cardinals' defense naturally wants to punish Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in their Week 9 matchup at Soldier Field.

A little advice: Make sure those quarterback hits fall within the rules.

Ed Hochuli, the referee assigned to work this game, leads all 17 referees in penalties for roughing the passer this season. He also leads all referees in roughing calls since 2002. The chart breaks down the numbers for all officials who have worked as referees continuously since then.

Hochuli leads the NFL with six roughing calls this season.

The Cardinals' Chike Okeafor led all NFL players in roughing penalties with eight from 2001 through the 2008 season. Safety Adrian Wilson and defensive lineman Darnell Dockett combined for five. Arizona has committed only one such penalty this season, by linebacker Karlos Dansby in Week 7.

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