Officially speaking: Referee confidential

October, 22, 2008
10/22/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

RefereePenalties Assessed Per GameReplay ChallengesReplay Reversals
Jeff Triplette16.292
Ron Winter15.3103
Jerome Boger
15.03
0
Walt Anderson
13.2103
Ed Hochuli
12.7104
Bill Carollo
12.732
Peter Morelli
12.47
3
John Parry
12.360
Bill Leavy
12.064
Tony Corrente
11.862
Al Riveron
11.452
Terry McAulay
11.372
Mike Carey
11.0
41
Scott Green
10.385
Carl Cheffers
10.2
6
3
Gene Steratore
10.0
102
Walt Coleman
9.3
31
AVERAGES
12.26.6
2.3

NFL officiating crews have assessed between 9.3 and 16.2 penalties per game this season. The range was between 8.9 and 14.3 last season.

The chart breaks down crews by referee, penalties assessed per game, replay challenges and replay reversals.

John Parry and Jerome Boger remained the only referees without a replay reversal this season. Parry shot down Cowboys coach Wade Phillips, who had been 4-0 in challenges this season.

Ron Winter, working the Colts-Packers game, became the fifth referee to suffer two reversals in a game this season. He reversed Indy touchdowns on consecutive plays, but the Colts scored on the third try.

Scott Green, working the Seahawks-Bucs game, suffered his league-high fifth reversal of the season when Mike Holmgren challenged Ike Hilliard's fumble.

Assessed penalties have climbed over the last three weeks. The crews of Walt Anderson (49ers-Giants), Boger (Jets-Raiders) and Winter (Colts-Packers) each assessed more than 20 penalties during Week 7, the first time this season three crews have reached that total.

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