NFL Referee Assignments Week 13: Refs Assigned for Sunday and Monday Games

What are the NFL referee assignments for Week 13 of the 2023 NFL season? Which referees will be in charge of the prime-time games this week?

Every week, we see at least one referee and his crew with a week off, but as the bye weeks return, that number will grow to four. However, that still means we have 13 other crews working this week, so let’s look at the Week 13 NFL referee assignments.

NFL Referee Assignments for Week 13

All times Eastern and game day Sunday unless stated otherwise. All penalty stat information is courtesy of

  • Denver Broncos at Houston Texans | 1:00 p.m.
    Shawn Smith
  • Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots | 1:00 p.m.
    Bill Vinovich
  • Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints | 1:00 p.m.
    Clay Martin
  • Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets | 1:00 p.m.
    Ron Torbert
  • Arizona Cardinals at Pittsburgh Steelers | 1:00 p.m.
    Land Clark
  • Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans| 1:00 p.m.
    Craig Wrolstad
  • Miami Dolphins at Washington Commanders | 1:00 p.m.
    Tra Blake
  • Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers | 4:05 p.m.
    Brad Rogers
  • Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Rams | 4:25 p.m.
    John Hussey
  • San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles | 4:25 p.m.
    Alex Kemp
  • Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers | 8:20 p.m.
    Brad Allen
  • Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars | 8:15 p.m. (Monday)
    Scott Novak

The big matchup of the weekend is the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the San Francisco 49ers, which Alex Kemp’s crew is assigned. Philadelphia’s last three home opponents have been called for 31 total penalties, while the Eagles have only seen 14 total flags against them. Meanwhile, the 49ers have been called for over seven penalties per road game this season.

Kemp’s crew has called two more penalties per game against the road team in 11 games this season. They have the highest differential between road and home penalty calls.

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On Monday, we could see a game with a low number of penalties called. The Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars have the two lowest number of penalties called against them this season. Cincinnati has had six penalties or fewer against them in nine of 11 games, while Jacksonville has only one game with more than six infractions called against them this season. Scott Novak’s crew has called the 11th fewest penalties of the 17 crews.

Each season, officials are assigned to referees from the NFL’s officiating roster. You can see the full crews for the 2023 season in our handy guide.

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