Jeff Triplette was one of the worst referees in the NFL this year, and found himself embroiled in controversy three times in December. First, his crew botched a call late in a close Redskins/Giants game; then he badly blew this call in a Cincinnati Bengals game; in the Seahawks/Rams season finale, his crew lost control of the game very early.
Well, here’s some news that might make Marvin Lewis and Mike McCoy cringe: Triplette and his crew will referee the San Diego-Cincinnati Wild Card game Sunday, the NFL announced.
The Chargers are 7.5 point underdogs, but it should be noted San Diego only lost twice by more than a touchdown (28-20 at home against Denver; 27-17 in Oakland in early October) this season. And if anyone tells you that the weather will be a factor because the Chargers play in the warm weather and it’ll be in the 30′s with rain or snow … the Chargers won in Kansas City and Denver in colder temperatures recently.
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