Nfl Week 2 Referee Assignments Preseason

Ed Hochuli is the referee for the Thursday night game between the Jets and Bills. It is the first NFL game to be streamed on a social-media platform, as Twitter has the rights to carry the telecast on their service. Ironically, officials are prohibited from using Twitter for game-related communication during the season, so this will be a first for officiating as well. The game is also carried on CBS stations and NFL Network.

This week also marks the opening of two venues for football: the Vikings will have the grand opening of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and the Rams will return to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, their home field from 1946 to 1979. (Both stadiums have had preseason games this year.)

crew is off this week. for Terry McAulay this week, as McAulay is out with an undisclosed issue. McAulay is expected to return next week.

Thursday, Sept. 15

  • Jets at Bills  CBSNFLN  —  Ed Hochuli

Sunday, Sept. 18

  • 49ers at Panthers  —  John Parry
  • Ravens at Browns  —  John Hussey
  • Titans at Lions  —  Brad Allen
  • Chiefs at Texans  —  Tony Corrente
  • Dolphins at Patriots  —  Craig Wrolstad (with Terry McAulay’s crew)
  • Saints at Giants  —  Gene Steratore
  • Bengals at Steelers  —  Pete Morelli
  • Cowboys at Washington  —  Bill Vinovich
  • Buccaneers at Cardinals  —  Ron Torbert
  • Seahawks at Rams  —  Jerome Boger
  • Colts at Broncos  —  Walt Coleman
  • Falcons at Raiders  —  Clete Blakeman
  • Jaguars at Chargers  —  Carl Cheffers
  • Packers at Vikings  NBC  —  Walt Anderson

Monday, Sept. 19

  • Eagles at Bears  ESPN  —  Jeff Triplette

In the second week of the preseason, the officiating department will continue to experiment with the middle judge, development program officials, and the interleague agreement with Canadian Football League officials. This week will also feature a new white-hat tryout, as back judge Shawn Hochuli will work at the referee position during the Colts-Cowboys contest on Saturday.

The middle judge is shown below with the jersey number of the official. Officials in the development program are listed in italics and, for those who have been in the program before, their jersey number. CFL officials are shown with a Canadian flag 🇨🇦.

All times Eastern. Live games on NFL Network will be telecast on local stations only in both teams’ markets. Jerome Boger’s crew is off this week.  

Thursday, Aug. 17

  • Ravens at Dolphins, 7 p.m./tape delay 12 m. NFLN — Terry McAulay
    • FJ 170 Dave Hawkshaw 🇨🇦 
    • MJ 72 Michael Banks
  • Bills at Eagles, 7 p.m.  — Ed Hochuli
  • Buccaneers at Jaguars, 8 p.m. ESPN  — Clete Blakeman
    • MJ Brian Chrupalo 🇨🇦

Friday, Aug. 18

  • Vikings at Seahawks, 10 p.m. NFLN  —  Tony Corrente

Saturday, Aug. 19

  • Panthers at Titans, 3 p.m. NFLN — Craig Wrolstad
    • LJ 168 Justin McInnes 🇨🇦
  • Chiefs at Bengals, 7 p.m.  — Walt Coleman
    • FJ 151 Justin Larrew
    • MJ 1 Scott Novak
  • Colts at Cowboys, 7 p.m. NFLN — Shawn Hochuli and Brad Allen
  • Jets at Lions, 7:30 p.m.  — John Hussey
  • Packers at Washington, 7:30 p.m.  — Ron Torbert
    • FJ Anthony Jeffries
    • MJ 50 Aaron Santi
  • Patriots at Texans, 8 p.m.  — Walt Anderson
  • Rams at Raiders, 10 p.m./tape delay 1 a.m. NFLN — Bill Vinovich
  • Broncos at 49ers, 10 p.m. NFLN — Pete Morelli
  • Bears at Cardinals, 10 p.m.  — Jeff Triplette

Sunday, Aug. 20

  • Falcons at Steelers, 4 p.m. NFLN — Gene Steratore
  • Saints at Chargers, 8 p.m. NFLN — Carl Cheffers

Monday, Aug. 21

  • Giants at Browns, 8 p.m. ESPN — John Parry
    • SJ 139 Land Clark
    • MJ 7 Keith Washington

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