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Ed Hochuli will work as referee for Ravens-Patriots 12.07.16 at 9:52 am ET
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Ed Hochuli will serve as the lead official for Sunday's Patriots-Ravens game. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ed Hochuli will serve as the lead official for Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens game. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ed Hochuli will work as the referee for Monday’s Ravens-Patriots game.

Maybe the most famous official in the league, the pumped-up Hochuli is given to over-explanations and increased on-air time. The 65-year-old has been an NFL referee since 1999 — this will be his first New England game of the season. He worked three Patriots games last year, including the AFC title game against the Broncos in Denver.

Here’s a look at who has worked as the referee for each New England 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)

For more on Hochuli work as a referee, check out his page at Pro Football Reference. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

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Following the flags: How do Patriots stack up when it comes to penalties? 12.06.16 at 2:18 pm ET
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On Sunday against the Rams, the Patriots were hit with eight penalties for 46 yards, not including the calls that were declined or offset. Through 12 games this year, the Patriots have been whistled for 74 penalties (fifth fewest in the league) and 657 penalty yards (11th fewest in the league). Here’s a breakdown of the flags that have gone against New England after 12 regular-season games:

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Jerome Boger will work as referee for Rams-Patriots 11.30.16 at 11:09 am ET
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Jerome Boger will work as the referee Sunday. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Jerome Boger will work as the referee Sunday. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

FOXBORO — Jerome Boger will work as referee for Sunday’s Rams-Patriots game at Gillette Stadium.

Boger, who has worked as an NFL referee since 2006, has gained a measure of notoriety for the fact that his crew been one of the most flag-happy groups in the league this season.

He does have a background with the Patriots: In 2013, he was the lead official for the Oct. 13 game between New England and Jets at MetLife Stadium. That game will be remember for a disputed ending, one where Boger and his crew flagged New England defensive lineman Chris Jones for unsportsmanlike conduct when, according to Boger, Jones pushed a teammate into the formation on a late field-goal attempt by the Jets. The field goal was off the mark, but the penalty gave New York another chance, and the Jets converted later in the extra session.

Boger’s last New England game was in 2014 when he worked the “On To Cincinnati” contest in Foxboro against the Bengals.

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)

For more on Boger’s work as a referee, check out his page at Pro Football Reference.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

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Following the flags: Patriots nearly had penalty-free afternoon for first time all year Sunday against Jets 11.29.16 at 7:39 pm ET
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On Sunday against the Jets, the Patriots were hit with two penalties for 15 yards, not including the calls that were declined or offset. In terms of total flags, it was the fewest all season for New England, and tied a single-game mark set against Houston for fewest penalty yards incurred this year. Through 11 games this year, the Patriots have been whistled for 66 penalties (fifth fewest in the league) and 611 penalty yards (14th fewest in the league). Here’s a breakdown of the flags that have gone against New England after 11 regular-season games:

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Following the flags: How do Patriots stack up to rest of league when it comes to penalties? 11.22.16 at 11:21 am ET
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On Sunday against the Niners, the Patriots were hit with five penalties for 40 yards, not including the calls that were declined or offset. Through 10 games this year, the Patriots have been whistled for 64 penalties (the 10th fewest in the league) and 596 penalty yards (16th fewest). Here’s a breakdown of the flags that have gone against New England after 10 regular-season games:

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Flag-happy Jeff Triplette will work as referee for Patriots-Niners 11.16.16 at 9:05 am ET
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Jeff Triplette will work as the referee for Sunday's Patriots-Niners game. (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)

Jeff Triplette will work as the referee for Sunday’s Patriots-Niners game. (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — Jeff Triplette will work as the referee for Sunday’s Patriots-Niners game.

In addition to the fact that his crew calls more penalties than just about any other group on a week-to-week basis, the veteran official has distinguished himself for having an itchy trigger finger. This year, his group has accounted for six ejections this season, more than half of the NFL’s season total. According to this piece, when he tossed Tennessee offensive lineman Taylor Lewan on Sunday, it was also Triplette’s third ejection in the season in the first quarter. Look for the Patriots and Niners to be on their best behavior Sunday, especially in the early going.

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 (Seahawkls — 8 penalties, 60 yards)

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

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.

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Following the flags: Who leads Patriots in penalties through 9 games? 11.15.16 at 10:31 am ET
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On Sunday against the Seahawks, the Patriots were hit with seven penalties for 61 yards, not including the calls that were declined or offset. Through nine games this year, the Patriots have been whistled for 59 penalties (11th fewest in the league) and 556 penalty yards (16th fewest in the league). Here’s a breakdown of the flags that have gone against New England after nine regular-season games:

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