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Who are the officials for Browns-Texans in Wild Card Round of 2024 NFL Playoffs

Here is a look at the referee and other officials for the Browns-Texans Wild Card Round playoff game.

Referees huddled to discuss the outcome of a play in the second quarter of the game between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 31, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns will hit the road to take on the Houston Texans in the Wild Card Round of the 2024 NFL Playoffs. Kickoff from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Saturday, January 13 is set for 4:30 p.m. ET, and the game will air on NBC.

It can help to look into the referee crew to see if they have particular trends when it comes to penalties. Stereotypically, people assume that the home team will be favored with penalties, but head referee Clay Martin’s crew penalized the home team vastly more than the away team this season. Martin called 76 penalties on road teams but 100 on home teams during the regular season.

Home teams scored 24.19 points compared to 24.50 points for the visitors, with Martin reffing. Home teams were 5-10-1 against the spread in games featuring Martin’s crew.

The Browns are 2.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook. Cleveland has -142 moneyline odds, while Houston is installed as the +120 underdogs. The point total is set at 44.5.

Referee: Clay Martin
Umpire: Tab Slaughter
Down judge: Fred Bryan
Line judge: Greg Bradley
Field judge: Alonzo Ramsey
Side judge: Dave Hawkshaw
Back judge: Greg Wilson
Replay official: Brian Matoren
Replay assistant: Bryant Thompson, NFL centralized replay command center