It’s unusual for an NFL team to see the same officiating crew twice in a season, and it seldom works out that a team sees the same group of zebras twice in five weeks.
But that’s the case with the Chiefs as they host the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium along with the officiating crew of referee Jeff Triplette.
This same group worked the Chiefs game against Miami on September 21st, where they walked off four penalties against the Chiefs, and 10 in all. That’s been a pretty good example of what Triplette’s crew has done all season. They average 12.1 penalties per game and 15.5 flags thrown each week. Those numbers rank them among the least active crews walking off penalty yardage in the league. They rank in the bottom third of total penalties.
This crew is no stranger to controversy, as Triplette and pals frequently come out on the wrong side of decisions. In 2014, they worked the Seattle at Washington game where three Percy Harvin touchdowns were nullified by penalty flags. …Read More!