The NFL has moved referee Pete Morelli’s crew off the upcoming Sunday night game between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Instead,
Morelli’s crew will work an afternoon game between the Eagles and Patriots, the person said on condition of anonymity because the NFL does not publicly announce such changes.
Morelli’s group was heavily criticized by both sides after the 49ers at Cardinals game on Sunday. Arizona coach Bruce Arians said the officials “can’t count to three.”
Earlier this season, side judge Rob Vernatchi from Morelli’s crew was suspended for one game for not properly keeping track of the game clock in a Pittsburgh-San Diego game. At the time, the league said the error would impact the full-season evaluation of Morelli’s crew.