nfl referee assignments week 13

Week 13 referee assignments

Walt Anderson will be in Dallas this week for the Thursday night game between the Saints and Cowboys. All teams have had their bye weeks, so we are back to 16 crews active each week; John Hussey and his crew are off this week.

In the past, crews have not been assigned to work two home games for any team in the regular season. (Crews will work a home and away for the same team in a season.) This year, that policy seems to have been lifted, as there have been repeat appearances since Week 10. This week has the most return trips of any so far: Blakeman, Coleman, Hochuli, and Wrolstad.

As a result of the Chargers-Steelers game being flexed, Bill Vinovich has two consecutive appearances on   Sunday Night Football.

As always, scheduled assignments are subject to unannounced changes.

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NFL Referee Assignments Super Bowl LVII & Their Impact on NFL Betting

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We tend to only focus on NFL referees after a controversial decision or bad no-call. Yet each head NFL referee and his respective crew interprets the game differently.

Gaining insight into the way a game will be officiated can have immense value in the betting market.

A referee who calls more penalties for defensive holding and roughing the passer has a far different impact on game flow than a ref who focuses more on offensive holding and false starts.

Referee style one week may hide a team’s weakness (defensive backs) whereas the following week, a different official who leans heavily on calling pass interference will compound that weakness. Same team. Different outcomes.

Throughout this 2022 NFL season, we’ll help to identify important trends and tendencies by different NFL referees to help you gain an edge when placing a bet .

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Carl cheffers’s impact on eagles vs chiefs, super bowl lvii.

Carl Cheffers is the head referee for the Chiefs vs Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. Let’s break down how Cheffers may impact this game and betting markets.

How does Carl Cheffers Impact this Game?

Super Bowl LVII provides a plethora of storylines in the lead-up to the big game. The Kelce Bowl, The Andy Reid Bowl. It also marks the third Super Bowl for Carl Cheffers and his second in a three-year span. Cheffers officiated the Chiefs’ last appearance in this game, SBLV in 2021 vs the Buccaneers. Kansas City was penalized 11 times for 120 yards that night, compared to four penalties for 39 yards on the Buccaneers. It remains one of the most lopsided penalty counts in Super Bowl history.

As with all playoff games, Super Bowl LVII combines officials from various crews to create what the NFL calls an All-Star crew. Cheffers will have his regular side judge for the game. The additions will be from the Alex Kemp, Clay Martin, and Shawn Smith officiating crews.

Overall Penalties/Offensive Holding/False Start

Defensive Pass Interference/Roughing the Passer/Unnecessary Roughness

The Bottom Line:

The leadup to SBLVII shares some themes similar to the Chiefs’ last Super Bowl appearance. They have some injury issues, although they aren’t as impactful on the offensive line as they were in 2021. They’re facing a physical team in the Eagles that has superior talent on the offensive and defensive lines. The referee is the same. 

We’ve dissected the penalty profile for the game. There is a decided edge for the Eagles in this matchup. The offensive holding and defensive pass interference penalty discrepancies loom large in SBLVII. Whether Cheffers follows his previous Super Bowl appearances by calling above average penalties or switches to a “let ‘em play” style, both theoretically favor the Eagles. A game with zero penalties favors the more physical football team. That is Philadelphia. If Cheffers and crew decide to emphasize pass interference and offensive holding, it also favors the Bird Gang.

Philadelphia has been a regular focus in these articles throughout the season. They’ve been the best team. That said, the Chiefs have the best player on the field and despite some issues with Cheffers, they still find ways to win games. In the final game of the season, to quote a line from the band The Eagles, we’ll take it to the limit one more time. The Philadelphia Eagles are the play and the winner of SBLVII. The Philadelphia Eagles are the play and the winner of Super Bowl LVII.

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Shawn Hochuli: Referee Penalty Trends & Betting Stats

In his 63-game career, Shawn Hochuli is a notoriously smart bet when betting on the Under.

Some might argue that Hochuli likes to be the center of attention at times, as was evident when Hochuli officiated the 2021 Thanksgiving debacle (Raiders vs Cowboys) with a combined 28 penalties for 276 yards.

Bill Vinovich: Referee Penalty Trends & Betting Stats

Bill Vinovich is the epitome of a “let ’em play” NFL referee. This means that Vinovich’s officiating crews typically don’t favor team offenses — and therefore you may find opportunity when betting the Under.

Last season in 2021, Vinovich and his crew called the fewest penalties per NFL game:

Over the past six seasons, Vinovich’s lack of penalty calling has resulted in a:

Vinovich has been the head referee in the Super Bowl twice: in Super Bowl LIV (Chiefs vs 49ers) & Super Bowl XLIX (Seahawks vs Patriots).

A final point supporting Vinovich’s “let ’em play” philosophy: Every NFL bettor & fan remembers the Rams vs. Saints 2019 NFC Championship game:

Known in New Orleans as the “NOLA NO-CALL” when Saints WR Tommy Lee Lewis was tackled by Rams CB Nickell Robey Coleman at the 13-yard line but no flag was thrown .

It probably cost the Saints a spot in the Super Bowl and highlights again why it’s not just the penalties called we focus on, but which NFL referee is LESS likely to make that big call — which is equally as impactful in many cases.

John Hussey: Referee Penalty Trends & Betting Stats

John Hussey has been the best referee for home teams since the start of the 2016 season.

Hussey’s officiating trends towards a “let ‘em play” style:

Over the past 6 seasons, when Hussey is the referee, home teams have been heavy favorites, going:

Brad Allen: Referee Penalty Trends & Betting Stats

Brad Allen is a former ACC referee who is unique in that he transitioned immediately from college football directly to a head NFL referee.

His style gravitates to “let ’em play” although he had one outlier season where he led NFL in penalties.

Brad Allen has been a solid “home field advantage” referee. Since 2016, home favorites have gone:

Home underdogs are 20-11-1 ATS (65%) since 2016 when Brad Allen has been the referee.

Need more evidence that Allen favors the home team and lets both teams play?

Jerome Boger: Referee Penalty Trends & How it may impact betting

Boger’s officiating style can be considered offense friendly. His approach creates the opportunity for offenses to excel with his combination of very few offensive holding penalties with an above average count in defensive pass interference & defensive holding penalties. As a result Boger has been a solid Over referee in his career.

Jerome Boger was the referee for SB XLVII, a Ravens 34-31 victory vs 49ers. More recently he officiated the 2021 Wild Card matchup Raiders at Bengals which was marred by bad calls including the errant whistle blown on the Joe Burrow TD pass to Tyler Boyd in the Bengals 26-19 win.

Adrian Hill: Referee Penalty Trends & How it may impact betting

Adrian Hill has been a head referee since 2019. Small body of work (47 games) but definitely trending under.

Very even keeled, his home/away splits are similar and Hill is generally around the average mark in most key penalty categories. Hill is what the NFL would probably prefer: a solid ref that to date who hasn’t been involved in controversial calls.

Brad Rogers: Referee Penalty Trends & How it may impact betting

Rogers is another new referee but his brief career has resulted in an astounding totals record. Since his debut in 2019 Brad Rogers has gone over the total in 70% of games.

Rogers went 11-1 Over in 2020 but even deducting that season from his overall stats he still has a solid over ratio (62%).

A lot of Rogers penalty metrics don’t necessarily justify games going Over at this rate. It’s a small sample size (43 games) and doesn’t seem sustainable, but is still is somewhat irrelevant. The stats are what they are to this point.

Ron Torbert: Referee Penalty Trends & How it may impact betting

Torbert is a solid referee who officiated the Rams 23-20 victory in SB LVI. Torbert was criticized for calls that assisted the LA Rams in their game winning TD drive in SB LVI.

In the brief Sean McVay era in Los Angeles, Torbert is the referee they have played the most games with and also have the best winning percentage with. The Rams are 7-1 with Ron Torbert in 8 games.

More a “let em play” type referee, Torbert has also morphed into a very good Under referee the past two seasons.

Shawn Smith: Referee Penalty Trends & How it may impact betting

Shawn Smith is another new referee with only 4 seasons in the NFL. Smith is solid and not intimidated by home crowds as evidenced by his ATS numbers.

Smith’s officiating style also gives the offense a chance to make plays and perhaps get assistance via a pass interference call to extend drives. This has resulted in a solid Over record.

Smith, like other newer refs, only has a small sample size of available data. However, we can only go on numbers and the numbers don’t lie:

Carl Cheffers: Referee Penalty Trends & how it may impact betting

Carl Cheffers a veteran referee who calls a lot of penalties. Cheffers consistently ranks in the top 5 per season for penalties.

A Cheffers officiated game will exceed NFL average in penalties more often than not. The takeaway from his long term trends are that when the dust has settled the home team wins well above the NFL average.

Clay Martin: Referee Penalty Trends & how they may impact betting

Martin another newer referee with a 4 season sample size (58 games). Limited sample size to this point but based on Clay Martin’s career stats he’s not swayed by home crowds.

Scott Novak: Referee Penalty Trends & how they may impact betting

The jury remains out on Novak. In his first two seasons as a head referee Novak was the epitome of a “let em play” referee. He called the fewest penalties per game in his debut 2019 season and the 5th fewest in 2020.

That changed in 2021 when Novak’s penalties increased significantly to #3 overall in the NFL.

A number of games officiated by Novak in 2021 were abysmal. Sloppy officiating and simply over officiating. Way too many ticky-tack penalties.

Our guess? Novak will reverts back to a “let ‘em play” style in 2022 but only time will tell.

Home teams have struggled with Novak officiating in his brief 47 game career

Clete Blakeman: Referee Penalty Trends & how they may impact betting

Clete Blakeman is a veteran ref who calls it down the middle. Need proof? Since 2016 home teams with Blakeman officiating are exactly .500.

That said, Blakeman’s crew has had its share of bad calls that generated a lot of criticism, notably the “no-call” on a clear defensive pass interference from Carolina vs New England in a MNF showdown in 2013 as time expired.

Another MNF debacle with Blakeman was Week 6, 2019 where his crew made questionable calls late that greatly benefited Green Bay in a dramatic 23-22 Packers win over the Lions.

Craig Wrolstad: Referee Penalty Trends & how they may impact betting

Craig Wrolstad from a straight-up and totals standpoint is almost a .500 referee.

Where Wrolstad stands out is the home team ATS and the poor record they have when he officiates. And of the veteran refs, only Ron Torbert has a worse home dog ATS record than Craig Wrolstad.

Wrolstad has traditionally trended in the lower half of overall penalties. He was #2 in roughing the passer penalties in 2021 but that was an aberration from his normal stats.

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NFL Referee Assignments Week 13: Refs assigned for each game this week

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Which NFL refs have been assigned to the 13 games on Sunday and Monday in Week 13? Which NFL referees have been given the prime-time game assignments Sunday and Monday, and who will be in charge of your favorite team’s game?

NFL referee assignments for Week 13

Below you will find the referee for each of the Week 13 NFL games. Each ref has their own crew assigned to them from the NFL’s officiating roster . Our handy guide will help you find out which officials are on which officiating crews in 2021 .

Note: All times Eastern

NFL refs for early Sunday games

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons | 1 PM ET Tony Corrente

Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears | 1 PM ET Jerome Boger

Los Angeles Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals | 1 PM ET Shawn Hochuli

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions | 1 PM ET Craig Wrolstad

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans | 1 PM ET Ron Torbert

New York Giants at Miami Dolphins | 1 PM ET Brad Allen

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets | 1 PM ET Clay Martin

NFL referee assignments for Week 13’s Sunday afternoon and prime-time games

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Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Rams | 4:05 PM ET Clete Blakeman

Washington Football Team at Las Vegas Raiders | 4:05 PM ET Adrian Hill

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers | 4:25 PM ET Scott Novak

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks | 4:25 PM ET Alex Kemp

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs | 8:20 PM ET Carl Cheffers

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The Week 13 Monday Night Football game will be a crucial AFC East matchup. The winner will take the lead in the race with just five weeks left.

After several high-profile matchups recently have been decided by the refs, hopefully, we do not see the same situation on Monday.

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The NFL Week 13 Referee Report is here and I will be honest, the last few weeks have not been great. There is certainly an abundance of parody in the league this season. However, I will continue digging into the betting stats and trends and keep firing! Let’s find some referee likes this week to get us back on track and take a look at the NFL Week 13 Referee Assignments!

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nfl referee assignments week 13

Shawn Hochuli 

Shawn Hochuli was a referee I talked about at volumes last season. Hochuli heavily favored the road teams going 11-5 straight up and 11-5 against the spread. However, this season, that betting trend has flipped. In fact, this season, Hochuli is favoring home teams. Thus far this season, home teams are 9-2 straight up. Additionally, home teams have won nine straight games this season in games officiated by Hochuli. The NFL Week 13 Referee Assignment draws Shawn Hochuli and his crew to officiate the Thursday Night Football between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots.

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Ron torbert .

Since Torbert returned from his bye week this season, all three of his games have gone over the total. I mentioned Torbert weekly on the referee report earlier this season and I am going to go back to it this week. Thru 10 games this season, Torbert officiated games are cashing at a 70% win rate to the Under. Despite last week getting over the total in Torbert officiated game, it took the Chargers to drive down the field in the final minutes of the game and a two-point conversion to get over the total. However, his games are still averaging only 37.9 points per game. The NFL Week 13 Assignment draws Torbert and his crew to the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting the Atlanta Falcons.

Referee Likes: Steelers/Falcons Under 42


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Clay Martin

I am back to highlighting Clay Martin this week. Dating back to last season, Martin was heavily favoring the home teams and that has not changed this season. In fact, this season, home teams are 8-3 (72.7%) straight up and 7-4 (63.6%) against the spread. Additionally, home teams are averaging 24.8 points per game this season in games officiated by Clay Martin. The NFL Week 13 Referee Assignment draws Clay Martin and his crew to the Monday Night Football NFC South clash between the New Orleans Saints visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Referee Likes: Bucs -3.5

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