|Referee Pete Morelli|
Oh boy! I can't wait to watch another horribly officiated game this weekend!
The league reassigned Morelli's crew from the prime time game due to the amount of mistakes they made in last Sunday's 49ers-Cardinals match up.
Morelli was also the official who picked up a flag for what was an obvious pass interference on the Dallas Cowboys in last year's Cowboys-Lions wild card game.
This is the statement the league released, according to NESN:
“With the exception of the referee, officiating crews are not announced publicly in advance of game day,” the league said. “Schedules change throughout the season for a variety of reasons, and we do not comment on why officials are assigned to specific games.”
So for the third week in a row, the Patriots will play in a game where the officiating will, in all likelihood, be questioned. At the same time, the opponent the Patriots will face this time around isn't as good as the previous two, so the referees may not have as much of a hand in deciding this one.
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