NFL Referee Assignments Week 3: Refs assigned for each game this week

What are the NFL referee assignments for Week 3? Which refs will we see in NFL primetime games in Week 3, and who is in charge of your team?

The NFL has announced its referee assignments ahead of Week 3 of the regular season. Following the assignment announcement, which refs will be in charge of your favorite team’s NFL game, and who will be featured in primetime in Week 3?

Week 3 NFL referee assignments

The named official on each of the Week 3 NFL games below is the referee. Each of the refs has a full team of NFL officials assigned to them from the officiating roster ahead of the year. You can find which officials are on which officiating crews with our handy guide.

Referee assignments for early Sunday games

  • Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans | 1 PM ET | Bill Vinovich
  • Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers | 1 PM ET | Clete Blakeman
  • Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions | 1 PM ET | Scott Novak
  • Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs | 1 PM ET | Shawn Hochuli
  • Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns | 1 PM ET | Ron Torbert
  • Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars | 1 PM ET | Shawn Smith
  • New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots | 1 PM ET | John Hussey
  • Washington Football Team at Buffalo Bills | 1 PM ET | Tony Corrente
  • Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants | 1 PM ET | Adrian Hill

NFL ref assignments for Week 3’s Sunday afternoon and primetime games

  • New York Jets at Denver Broncos | 4:05 PM ET | Land Clark
  • Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders | 4:05 PM ET | Carl Cheffers
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams | 4:25 PM ET | Craig Wrolstad
  • Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings | 4:25 PM ET | Clay Martin
  • Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers | 8:20 PM ET | Jerome Boger

Which of the NFL refs is assigned to MNF in Week 3?

  • Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys | 8:15 PM ET | Brad Rogers

Which officiating crew had the most penalties in the first two weeks?

The crew of ref Scott Novak has thrown the most flags per game heading into Week 3 of the NFL season. They have thrown a total of 47 flags, with 27 in their Week 1 game between the Eagles and Falcons and 20 on Thursday Night Football between the Giants and Washington. Interestingly, of the 47 flags thrown, 46 have been accepted penalties — the highest average of any crew.

Narrowly behind them in terms of flags thrown per game are Shawn Hochuli and Craig Wrolstad. Both are averaging 19 or more flags per game. However, Wrolstad has only officiated the one game so far.

On the other end of the spectrum, the stingiest crew in terms of flags are Shawn Smith’s, who have averaged just 10 flags per game. They threw a season-low five flags in the Week 2 game between the Rams and Colts. Narrowly behind Smith’s crew is that of Brad Allen’s crew with 12 flags per game. In the Week 3 NFL ref assignments, Allen’s crew is on a bye.

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