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Carl Cheffers will work as referee for Super Bowl LI 01.25.17 at 4:43 pm ET
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Carl Cheffers will work the Super Bowl. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Carl Cheffers will work the Super Bowl. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Referee Carl Chaffers will work Super Bowl LI between the Patriots and Falcons.

Cheffers is in his 17th season as an NFL official, and has officiated 10 playoff games, including two conference championships. He was the alternate referee for Super Bowl XLIX and an alternate official for Super Bowl XLII.

This will be his first Patriots’ game of 2016. He last worked a New England game in 2015, the regular-season opener between New England and Pittsburgh at Gillette Stadium. In the last 10 years dating back to the 2007 season, the Patriots have a 7-2 record in games worked by Cheffers, with losses against the Broncos in Denver in 2009 and one in Buffalo against the Bills in 2011.

This is a complete list of who has worked as the referee for each Patriots’ game this year and the corresponding penalties for each contest, not counting the flags that were offset or declined:

Sept. 11 at Arizona: Tony Corrente — 8 penalties, 69 yards (Cardinals — 6 penalties, 58 yards)

Sept. 18 vs. Miami: Craig Wrolstad — 7 penalties, 65 yards (Dolphins — 5 penalties, 49 yards)

Sept. 22 vs. Houston: Walt Coleman — 3 penalties, 15 yards (Texans — 6 penalties, 43 yards)

Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo: Pete Morelli — 9 penalties, 74 yards (Bills — 6 penalties, 60 yards)

Oct. 9 at Cleveland: Bill Vinovich — 5 penalties, 61 yards (Browns — 5 penalties, 35 yards)

Oct. 16 vs. Cincinnati: Ronald Torbert — 6 penalties, 55 yards (Bengals — 7 penalties, 46 yards)

Oct. 23 at Pittsburgh: Craig Wrolstad — 4 penalties, 40 yards (Steelers — 10 penalties, 85 yards)

Oct. 30 at Buffalo: John Parry — 10 penalties, 116 yards (Bills — 12 penalties, 84 yards)

Nov. 13 vs. Seattle: Gene Steratore — 7 penalties, 61 yards (Seahawks — 8 penalties, 60 yards)

Nov. 20 at San Francisco: Jeff Triplette — 5 penalties, 40 yards (Niners — 10 penalties, 68 yards)

Nov. 27 at New York Jets: Brad Allen — 2 penalties, 15 yards (Jets — 6 penalties, 66 yards)

Dec. 4 vs. Los Angeles: Jerome Boger — 8 penalties, 46 yards (Rams — 4 penalties, 30 yards)

Dec. 12 vs. Baltimore: Ed Hochuli — 5 penalties, 48 yards (Ravens — 8 penalties, 47 yards)

Dec. 18 at Denver: Walt Anderson — 4 penalties, 30 yards (Broncos — 5 penalties, 49 yards)

Dec. 24 vs. Jets: Gene Steratore — 3 penalties, 20 yards (Jets — 6 penalties, 77 yards)

Jan. 1 at Miami: John Parry — 7 penalties, 64 yards (Dolphins — 9 penalties, 73 yards)

Divisional Playoffs: Jan. 14 vs. Houston: Pete Morelli — 5 penalties, 50 yards (Houston — 5 penalties, 75 yards)

AFC championship game: Jan. 22 vs. Pittsburgh: Terry McAulay — 2 penalties, 10 yards (Pittsburgh — 3 penalties, 19 yards)

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Terry McAulay will referee Sunday’s AFC championship game 01.17.17 at 5:04 pm ET
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Terry McAulay will referee Sunday's AFC title game.  (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Terry McAulay will referee Sunday’s AFC title game. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Terry McAulay will work as the referee for Sunday’s AFC title game between the Patriots and Steelers, according to FootballZebras.com.

McAulay began his NFL career as a side judge in 1998 before becoming a referee in 2001. However, New England games have been few and far between for McAulay as of late: This will be the first Patriots game for McAulay since Nov. 8. 2015, a contest at Gillette between the New England and Washington. Overall, it’s just his second Patriots’ game since the start of the 2014 season. (Here’s a closer look at his career, via Pro Football Reference.)

This is a complete list of who has worked as the referee for each Patriots’ game this year and the corresponding penalties for each contest, not counting the flags that were offset or declined:

Sept. 11 at Arizona: Tony Corrente — 8 penalties, 69 yards (Cardinals — 6 penalties, 58 yards)
Sept. 18 vs. Miami: Craig Wrolstad — 7 penalties, 65 yards (Dolphins — 5 penalties, 49 yards)
Sept. 22 vs. Houston: Walt Coleman — 3 penalties, 15 yards (Texans — 6 penalties, 43 yards)
Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo: Pete Morelli — 9 penalties, 74 yards (Bills — 6 penalties, 60 yards)
Oct. 9 at Cleveland: Bill Vinovich — 5 penalties, 61 yards (Browns — 5 penalties, 35 yards)
Oct. 16 vs. Cincinnati: Ronald Torbert — 6 penalties, 55 yards (Bengals — 7 penalties, 46 yards)
Oct. 23 at Pittsburgh: Craig Wrolstad — 4 penalties, 40 yards (Steelers — 10 penalties, 85 yards)
Oct. 30 at Buffalo: John Parry — 10 penalties, 116 yards (Bills — 12 penalties, 84 yards)
Nov. 13 vs. Seattle: Gene Steratore — 7 penalties, 61 yards (Seahawks — 8 penalties, 60 yards)
Nov. 20 at San Francisco: Jeff Triplette — 5 penalties, 40 yards (Niners — 10 penalties, 68 yards)
Nov. 27 at New York Jets: Brad Allen — 2 penalties, 15 yards (Jets — 6 penalties, 66 yards)
Dec. 4 vs. Los Angeles: Jerome Boger — 8 penalties, 46 yards (Rams — 4 penalties, 30 yards)
Dec. 12 vs. Baltimore: Ed Hochuli — 5 penalties, 48 yards (Ravens — 8 penalties, 47 yards)
Dec. 18 at Denver: Walt Anderson — 4 penalties, 30 yards (Broncos — 5 penalties, 49 yards)
Dec. 24 vs. Jets: Gene Steratore — 3 penalties, 20 yards (Jets — 6 penalties, 77 yards)
Jan. 1 at Miami: John Parry — 7 penalties, 64 yards (Dolphins — 9 penalties, 73 yards)
Divisional Playoffs: Jan. 14 vs. Houston: Pete Morelli — 5 penalties, 50 yards (Houston — 5 penalties, 75 yards)

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How did Patriots’ penalty totals for 2016 stack up to previous regular-season performances? 01.03.17 at 11:23 am ET
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On Sunday against the Dolphins, the Patriots were hit with seven penalties for 64 yards, not including the calls that were declined or offset. For the 2016 regular-season, the Patriots were whistled for 93 penalties (tied for fourth-fewest in the league) and 819 penalty yards (fourth-fewest in the league — both according to NFLpenalties.com). Here’s a breakdown of the flags that went against New England this season, as well as how this year’s totals stack up to some of the previous seasons.

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John Parry will officiate Sunday’s Patriots-Dolphins game 12.28.16 at 3:59 pm ET
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John Parry will work Sunday's game between the Patriots and Dolphins. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

John Parry will work Sunday’s game between the Patriots and Dolphins. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

John Parry will work as the official for Sunday’s Patriots-Dolphins game.

Parry is in his 10th season as a referee, and has had a number of high-profile assignments over the last few years. He was the referee for Super Bowl XLVI. He was also the lead official for the 2015 wild-card game between the Steelers and Bengals, a contest that featured a total of 18 combined penalties and an ugly finish. Sunday will mark his second New England game of the season — he worked the Bills-Patriots game in upstate New York in October.

Here’s a look at who has worked as the referee for each Patriots’ regular-season game this year and the corresponding penalties for each game, not counting the flags that were offset or declined:

Sept. 11 at Arizona: Tony Corrente — 8 penalties, 69 yards (Cardinals — 6 penalties, 58 yards)
Sept. 18 vs. Miami: Craig Wrolstad — 7 penalties, 65 yards (Dolphins — 5 penalties, 49 yards)
Sept. 22 vs. Houston: Walt Coleman — 3 penalties, 15 yards (Texans — 6 penalties, 43 yards)
Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo: Pete Morelli — 9 penalties, 74 yards (Bills — 6 penalties, 60 yards)
Oct. 9 at Cleveland: Bill Vinovich — 5 penalties, 61 yards (Browns — 5 penalties, 35 yards)
Oct. 16 vs. Cincinnati: Ronald Torbert — 6 penalties, 55 yards (Bengals — 7 penalties, 46 yards)
Oct. 23 at Pittsburgh: Craig Wrolstad — 4 penalties, 40 yards (Steelers — 10 penalties, 85 yards)
Oct. 30 at Buffalo: John Parry — 10 penalties, 116 yards (Bills — 12 penalties, 84 yards)
Nov. 13 vs. Seattle: Gene Steratore — 7 penalties, 61 yards (Seahawks — 8 penalties, 60 yards)
Nov. 20 at San Francisco: Jeff Triplette — 5 penalties, 40 yards (Niners — 10 penalties, 68 yards)
Nov. 27 at New York Jets: Brad Allen — 2 penalties, 15 yards (Jets — 6 penalties, 66 yards)
Dec. 4 vs. Los Angeles: Jerome Boger — 8 penalties, 46 yards (Rams — 4 penalties, 30 yards)
Dec. 12 vs. Baltimore: Ed Hochuli — 5 penalties, 48 yards (Ravens — 8 penalties, 47 yards)
Dec. 18 at Denver: Walt Anderson — 4 penalties, 30 yards (Broncos — 5 penalties, 49 yards)
Dec. 24 vs. Jets: Gene Steratore — 3 penalties, 20 yards (Jets — 6 penalties, 77 yards)

For more on Parry’s work as an official, check out his page at Pro Football Reference.

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What’s been the most commonly called penalty on Patriots this season? 12.27.16 at 11:29 am ET
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On Sunday against the Jets, the Patriots were hit with three penalties for 20 yards, not including the calls that were declined or offset. Through 15 games this year, the Patriots have been whistled for 86 penalties (tied for third-fewest in the league) and 755 penalty yards (fifth-fewest in the league). Here’s a breakdown of the flags that have gone against New England after 15 regular-season games:

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Gene Steratore will work as referee for Saturday’s Jets-Patriots game 12.21.16 at 9:56 am ET
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Gene Steratore will work as referee for Patriots-Jets. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Gene Steratore will work as referee for Patriots-Jets. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Gene Steratore will referee Saturday’s Jets-Patriots game, per Football Zebras. This is the second New England game of the season for Steratore, who was the lead official for the Seahawks-Patriots contest at Gillette last month.

Here’s a look at who has worked as the referee for each Patriots’ regular-season game this year and the corresponding penalties for each game, not counting the flags that were offset or declined:

Sept. 11 at Arizona: Tony Corrente — 8 penalties, 69 yards (Cardinals — 6 penalties, 58 yards)
Sept. 18 vs. Miami: Craig Wrolstad — 7 penalties, 65 yards (Dolphins — 5 penalties, 49 yards)
Sept. 22 vs. Houston: Walt Coleman — 3 penalties, 15 yards (Texans — 6 penalties, 43 yards)
Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo: Pete Morelli — 9 penalties, 74 yards (Bills — 6 penalties, 60 yards)
Oct. 9 at Cleveland: Bill Vinovich — 5 penalties, 61 yards (Browns — 5 penalties, 35 yards)
Oct. 16 vs. Cincinnati: Ronald Torbert — 6 penalties, 55 yards (Bengals — 7 penalties, 46 yards)
Oct. 23 at Pittsburgh: Craig Wrolstad — 4 penalties, 40 yards (Steelers — 10 penalties, 85 yards)
Oct. 30 at Buffalo: John Parry — 10 penalties, 116 yards (Bills — 12 penalties, 84 yards)
Nov. 13 vs. Seattle: Gene Steratore — 7 penalties, 61 yards (Seahawks — 8 penalties, 60 yards)
Nov. 20 at San Francisco: Jeff Triplette — 5 penalties, 40 yards (Niners — 10 penalties, 68 yards)
Nov. 27 at New York Jets: Brad Allen — 2 penalties, 15 yards (Jets — 6 penalties, 66 yards)
Dec. 4 vs. Los Angeles: Jerome Boger — 8 penalties, 46 yards (Rams — 4 penalties, 30 yards)
Dec. 12 vs. Baltimore: Ed Hochuli — 5 penalties, 48 yards (Ravens — 8 penalties, 47 yards)
Dec. 18 at Denver: Walt Anderson — 4 penalties, 30 yards (Broncos — 5 penalties, 49 yards)

For more on Steratore’s background as an official, check out his page at Pro Football Reference.

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Following the flags: Through 14 games, Patriots have fourth-fewest penalties in NFL 12.20.16 at 10:29 am ET
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On Sunday against the Broncos, the Patriots were hit with four penalties for 30 yards, not including the calls that were declined or offset. Through 14 games this year, the Patriots have been whistled for 83 penalties (fourth-fewest in the league) and 735 penalty yards (sixth-fewest in the league). Here’s a breakdown of the flags that have gone against New England after 14 regular-season games:

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