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Who is officiating the Titans-Bengals Divisional Round matchup?

We take a look at the officiating crew for the Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals in the 2021 NFL Divisional round

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor talks with the official during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium. Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans host the upstart Cincinnati Bengals in the Divisional round on Saturday. They will have long time referee Clete Blakeman leading the officiating crew. It’s always difficult to get a true idea of how well an officiating crew does their job, but as fans, the fewer delays due to penalties is always a nice thing.

Below, we’ll break down how Blakeman has stacked up against his peers in penalties called and how each team ranks in penalties called against them. His crew isn’t exactly the same as during the season, but as the lead, the referee can set the tone on how a game is called.

DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the Titans as 3.5 point favorites in this matchup.

Chiefs-Benglas officials

Pos # Name Yrs 2021 crew College Occupation
Pos # Name Yrs 2021 crew College Occupation
R 52 Bill Vinovich 16 San Diego certified public accountant
U 11 Fred Bryan 13 Martin Northern Iowa superintendent, juvenile correctional facility
DJ 134 Ed Camp 22 Hochuli William Paterson physical education teacher
LJ 45 Jeff Seeman 20 Cheffers Minnesota brokerage sales
FJ 31 Mearl Robinson 5 Hill Air Force retired U.S. Air Force instructor
SJ 120 Jonah Monroe 7 Boger Arkansas engineer
BJ 78 Greg Meyer 20 Clark Texas Christian banker
RO Mark Butterworth 5 Vinovich Walsh non-profit COO
RA Larry Hanson 2 Allen California-San Diego health and safety
ALT R Shawn Hochuli 8 Claremont financial advisor
ALT U Roy Ellison 19 Hill Savannah State IT engineer
ALT DJ Patrick Holt 3 Vinovich North Carolina State IT manager
ALT LJ Rusty Baynes 12 Boger Auburn-Montgomery general manager, safety services
ALT FJ Ryan Dickson 5 Torbert Utah commercial real estate developer
ALT SJ Dale Shaw 9 Kemp Allegheny pharmaceutical sales
ALT BJ Todd Prukop 13 Corrente Cal State-Fullerton medical sales representative


Penalty calls out of 17 officiating crews:

Holding: 3rd
Pass interference: 10th
Roughing the passer: 2nd
Unsportsmanlike conduct: 4th
Penalty yards: 4th

Team penalties per game + ranking:

Bengals: 5.06, 32nd
Titans: 7.06, 17th