Penalties seem to even out over the course of a season. The instant-replay stats are another story. We’re noticing that some crews get challenged much more frequently than other crews. We’re noticing that some crews get overturned much more frequently than others. It could be that these crews make more mistakes, or that the referee is more honest about what he sees during a replay, or both, or neither. Walt Coleman’s crew has been challenged 22 times, compared to only 10 times for Tony Corrente’s crew. Full league-wide officiating breakout is below.
Note that the numbers along the left margin, outside the chart, show how many Seattle games each referee has worked this season.
Now we take a look at the coach-initiated replay records by team and coach. Dick Jauron and Romeo Crennel need some help. Note that Mike Holmgren has the second-fewest challenges of any coach (three). He has learned his lesson, apparently.