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Report: Gene Steratore's Crew to Officiate Packers-Cowboys Playoff Game

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Report: Gene Steratore's Crew to Officiate Packers-Cowboys Playoff Game

According to FootballZebras.com:

"Gene Steratore is the referee, who is in his 12th year and 9th as referee," writes the website's Ben Austro. "This is his 8th postseason assignment, including 2 Wild Card Playoffs, 4 Divisional Playoffs, and 2 Conference Championships."

Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that the Cowboys are 1-3 in games officiated by Steratore since 2010, but their lone win came earlier this season in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints.

The most recent playoff game officiated by Steratore was last year's NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

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Allan Murphy's picture

Refs a human just like the rest of us come-on-man ..

Pack12's picture

Gene Steratore is the best referee in the NFL. I just hope his crew is up to par.

S-Mahn's picture

A-Rodge learned of this and was very positive about him on his show today.

Amanofthenorth's picture

I haven't heard anyone talk about this but the real surprising thing about the call reversal from last week was A: the speed it took place after the initial call was announced and B: Fox didn't broadcast the official's first call nor that hyper,hyper fast discussion and decision for a ......never before seen post call, CALL REVERSAL!!!!!!!!

The GrEEn kNiGhT's picture

Good thing we got controversial call out of the way last week! Very unlikely that will happen 2 weeks in a row. NFL would do everything to make sure that doesn't happen again during the rest of the playoffs! I am nervous but feeling confident about this game! Go Pack Go!!!

jeremyjjbrown's picture

That's what I was saying before. I think it's a good point. And if anything the controversy and attention may actually play into the Packers favor on close/judgement calls. The NFL can not allow that type of officiating to appear systemic. Dean Blandino is on the hot seat already.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

+1

aj's picture

That's an interesting way to look at it knight, good thinking man! It also helps it's Steratore's crew.

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