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Mike Pereira analyzes all of championship weekend action

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all season. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand for the championship round, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown on Sunday. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on this weekend's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira's final word on Dez Bryant: 'Nobody likes this rule' but that was not a catch

The Dez Bryant catch controversy isn't going away, but if there's one person qualified to settled the debate once and for all, it is FOX NFL rules expert Mike Pereira. Bryant's overturned, fourth-quarter, fourth-down catch has put the terms "process of the catch" and "going to the ground" at the forefront of the Packers' 26-21 win over the Cowboys on Sunday. But Pereira, in the video...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant's catch or not all depends on your perspective

It's called the Rashomon effect -- people see the same event but come away with vastly different observations. And so it is with Dez Bryant's catch/non-catch in Sunday's Cowboys-Packers playoff game. Whether you thought he made a spectacular grab that should have been ruled a reception or whether you agreed with the officials' reversal on replay could depend a lot on your perspective...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pereira: NFL rules analyst breaks down divisional round Sunday

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all season. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand for the divisional round, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown on Sunday. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on this weekend's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pereira: NFL rules expert analyzes divisional round Saturday

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all season. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand for the divisional round, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown on Saturday. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on this weekend's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Vanishing PI aids Cowboys; penalties way up otherwise

Officiating prompted conversation and consternation all season in the NFL, so why should the playoffs - particularly the pass interference call that was, then suddenly wasn't, in the Cowboys' wild-card win over the Lions - be any different? There's actually something ironic about such a ruckus raised by what wound up being a no-call, given that the competition committee's extra emphasis...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Referee Explains Decision To Take Back Cowboys’ Pass Interference Call

The Detroit Lions felt they were slighted by the referees in their NFC Wild Card loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, and they (sort of) received an explanation. Midway through the fourth quarter with the Lions leading 20-17, referee Pete Morelli announced a defensive pass interference call on the Cowboys, only to immediately reverse it. The non-call forced Detroit to punt, and...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ref Calls Late-Game Pass Interference On Cowboys, Picks Up Flag (Video)

The Dallas Cowboys’ win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday came with plenty of controversy. The ‘Boys rallied from a 10-point deficit at halftime to pull out a 24-20 NFC Wild Card Game victory, but they did it thanks in part to a pass interference call midway through the fourth quarter that was mysteriously taken back. Detroit held a 20-17 lead and faced a third-and-1 at the Dallas...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys Beat Lions After Controversial Call, Head to Lambeau

In the best playoff game of the weekend, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Detroit Lions 24-20 in a NFC Wild Card Playoff game in Dallas on Sunday evening. However, it wasn’t without controversy. With Detroit leading by three points and just over eight minutes remaining, officials called rookie Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens for pass interference, which would have set the Lions...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Refs Pick Up Flag On Cowboys Pass Interference Call (Video)

This could come back to have an effect on the outcome of the game. With the Lions facing third-and-1 at midfield in the fourth quarter, Matthew Stafford threw a pass to tight end Brandon Pettigrew that was incomplete and deemed pass interference on Dallas by the ref. And then the ref got shook for some reason. Referee Pete Morelli, who announced the pass interference call, picked...
Via Thacover2
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Referees pick up flag in Lions-Cowboys game, set off uproar

Oh, boy. This one will be talked about for a while. The Detroit Lions were holding a slim lead and were facing a third down in the fourth quarter of their NFC wild-card game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw a pass to tight end Brandon Pettigrew that bounced off the back of linebacker Anthony Hitchens. A flag came down and Dez Bryant went nuts...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Unofficially official: Mike Pereira previews today's game on FOX

Here's a viewer's guide to what you need to know about the referee and the crew calling Sunday's NFL playoff game on FOX. DETROIT (11-5) AT DALLAS (12-4), 4:40 P.M. ET Broadcast team: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Chris Myers. Referee: Pete Morelli. He is the principal of St. Mary's High School in Stockton, Calif. Morelli came into the league in 1997 from the Western Athletic...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steelers LB slaps Raven, avoids ejection

The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers play a physical affair everytime they matchup, and tonights AFC Wildcard game is no exception. Things got a little chippy after Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds pulled up on a punch, and ended up striking Ravens’ Crockett Gilmore with what looked like an open hand. For those questioning whether Worilds should have been ejected after...
Via Thacover2
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ask Mike: NFL rules analyst breaks down Wild Card Saturday

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all season. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown during Wild Card weekend. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on Saturday's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two. (If you can...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Imig's Dec. 31 Packers mailbag

It's time for this week's edition of the Packers mailbag ... Question: I (probably along with many others), completely disagree with Mike Pereira's assessment of Ndamukong Suh stomping on Rodger's leg. Clearly he stepped back, realized he was not stepping on grass, and stomped down. Regardless, he just did the exact same thing in the Bears game the previous week. My question boils...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL official implies that league doesn’t care about “no-names”

(Credit: www.santaclarabroncos.com)   Amid the uproar over Lions’ defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh winning his appeal of a one-game suspension for stepping on the leg of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a very prominent figure has come to Suh’s defense. NFL rules expert Mike Pereira, who is now an analyst for Fox, believes if the two players weren’t Suh and Rodgers, the incident...
Via Down and Distance
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL official imples that league doesn’t care about “no-names”

(Credit: www.santaclarabroncos.com)   Amid the uproar over Lions’ defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh winning his appeal of a one-game suspension for stepping on the leg of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a very prominent figure has come to Suh’s defense. NFL rules expert Mike Pereira, who is now an analyst for Fox, believes if the two players weren’t Suh and Rodgers, the incident...
Via Down and Distance
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Hall: Stafford got stepped on, no one cared

Kelly Hall, the girlfriend of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, came to the defense of Ndamukong Suh with an Instagram post on Tuesday. Hall posted an article from The Detroit News that included a quote from FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira, in which Pereira said he does not believe a one-game suspension would have...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ask Mike: Our NFL rules guru breaks down Week 17

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all season. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown on Sunday. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on Week 16's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two. (If you can't see the live chat...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Unofficially official: Mike Pereira previews Week 17 on FOX

Here's a viewer's guide to what you need to know about the referees and their crews who are calling today's games on FOX. There are eight games on the schedule in Week 17 for FOX, highlighted by the Detroit at Green Bay game at 4:25 pm ET, with the winner capturing the NFC North.  DALLAS (11-4) AT WASHINGTON (4-11), 1 PM ET BROADCAST TEAM: Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch REFEREE...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Unofficially official: Mike Pereira previews Week 16 on FOX

Here's a viewer's guide to what you may not know -- but need to -- heading into Week 16. You'll also get some inside knowledge of the referees and their crews who are calling today's games on FOX. The early games are highlighted by Detroit and Chicago, where Jimmy Clausen gets the start at quarterback for a benched Jay Cutler, while there's only one late game on FOX this week,...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira breaks down Week 16

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all seaspm. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown on Sunday. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on Week 16's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two. (If you can't see the live chat...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pereira: 49ers LB Nick Moody's hit on Seahawks QB Russell Wilson 'not a foul'

Roughing the passer calls have become controversial in recent years with an emphasis on protecting the quarterback – and Sunday's game between the 49ers and Seahawks was another example. On a third down play at the start of the fourth quarter, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was hit by 49ers linebacker Nick Moody and safety Antoine Bethea. Referred Ed Hochuli threw a flag...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pereira: Why Rey Maualuga was penalized for taunting Johnny Manziel

Well, we knew this was coming. If Johnny Manziel flopped in his debut, his haters were going to hate. And that's exactly what happened. Manziel was tormented by the Bengals defense, and after several sacks, they taunted him. Rey Maualuga was one of those very happy Bengals defenders, but he drew a 15-yard taunting penalty. Mike Pereira explains why in the video above.
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan Gets Crushed With Clean Hit; Steelers Get Flagged Anyway (Video)

It might be early in the day, but go ahead and credit the Pittsburgh Steelers with the most crushing hit of the day. During the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, linebacker Jason Worilds absolutely destroyed Matt Ryan with what appeared to be a perfectly clean tackle. This embed is invalid" /> The hard hit caused Ryan’s...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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