Referee Ron Torbert’s crew assigned to work Chiefs-Bengals recreation
Ninth-year NFL referee Ron Torbert and his crew have been assigned as the officials for the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals.
Torbert hasn’t officiated a Chiefs recreation this season, however followers will keep in mind him from 2021, and never in a great way. He was an unscheduled white-hat substitution for John Hussey towards the Bengals throughout their Week 17 regular-season loss. Throughout that recreation, Torbert’s crew known as 10 penalties for 83 yards towards Kansas Metropolis. It was the second-most penalties the Chiefs had known as towards them in a single recreation that season.
If we’re solely contemplating the 2022 NFL season as proof, Torbert and his crew have been among the many finest within the league when it comes to penalty quantity. In 16 video games officiated, their 172 penalties known as are good for the fourth-fewest within the NFL. That mentioned, as soon as a penalty is known as by Torbert’s crew, anticipate it to face. Their 20 dismissed penalties are the second-fewest within the NFL this season. They’ve officiated pretty even on the house (89) and away (83) fronts thus far this season.
So far as how this crew officiates, they’re positively not a “allow them to play” crew and so they virtually at all times facet with the offense. Torbert’s 17 defensive go interference penalties tie for the second-most within the league this season. For comparability’s sake, they’ve solely known as 4 offensive go interference penalties all yr. The Chiefs lead the NFL in defensive go interference penalties this season (14) whereas the Bengals are proper across the league common (6). Principally, anticipate Ja’Marr Chase to proceed to get away with pushing off and Chiefs defenders to be penalized for any contact downfield.
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