The NFL has assigned 20-year veteran official Tony Corrente as referee for Sunday’s NFC championship game between the Seahawks and Packers.
Corrente has worked one Seahawks game this season: the Thanksgiving-night one at San Francisco. The Seahawks routed the 49ers 19-3 — but Corrente’s crew called a season-high 14 penalties on Seattle in that game.
Corrente will have a different, mixed crew for Sunday’s game. The league uses a so-called “all-star” crew of officials rated among the highest at each position (referee, umpire, line judge, head lineman, back judge, side judge and field judge).
This will be the fifth …