NFL Referee Assignments Week 12: Refs assigned for each game this week

Which NFL refs are assigned to which games in Week 12, and which referees will be under the microscope with the prime-time assignments?

Which NFL refs have been assigned to the 12 games on Sunday and Monday in Week 12? 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 12

Below you will find the referee for each of the Week 12 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

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals | 1 PM ET
Bill Vinovich

New York Jets at Houston Texans | 1 PM ET
Clete Blakeman

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts | 1 PM ET
Shawn Smith

Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars | 1 PM ET
Carl Cheffers

Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins | 1 PM ET
John Hussey

Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots | 1 PM ET
Alex Kemp

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants | 1 PM ET
Ron Torbert

NFL referee assignments for Week 12’s Sunday afternoon and prime-time games

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos | 4:05 PM ET
Land Clark

Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers | 4:25 PM ET
Craig Wrolstad

Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers | 4:25 PM ET
Brad Rogers

Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens | 8:20 PM ET
Jerome Boger

Which NFL refs are assigned to MNF in Week 12?

Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team | 8:15 PM ET
Clay Martin

The NFL refs are under the microscope after a flag-filled holiday

Every season, the NFL refs are at some point the center of attention. However, in 2021, it has felt that way more than ever in prime-time games. A couple of weeks back was the situation with Cassius March being “bumped” and flagged for taunting, which caused an uproar.

However, on Thanksgiving, things really reached a new level. Drawing an assignment on Thanksgiving is often tough for an NFL referee. The officials are put in a national spotlight when fans are sitting at home with little else to do than eat turkey and watch football. Those fans were certainly critical of the performance of Shawn Hochuli and his crew on Thursday.

During the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Las Vegas Raiders, each team was flagged 14 times for more than 100 yards in penalties. The total count was 28 penalties for an incredible 276 yards. There were another three flags on the Cowboys that were declined and two more that were offsetting penalties.

That has ramped up the pressure on the referees this weekend. With the calling of games being discussed widely on social media and in the wider media, every little mistake or missed call will be highlighted this weekend. The pressure is especially on for Jerome Boger and Clay Martin’s crew, who are the NFL refs with the prime-time assignments on Sunday and Monday.

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