Which NFL Referee is the Strictest?

Penalties Per Game by Referee Crew 2010

Most of the names on the list are relatively anonymous. Perhaps the most famous referee in the NFL, Ed Hochuli, also happens to be by far the most strict — by an average of one more penalty called a game than the next highest, Jeff Triplette.

Hochuli’s crew also calls an average of five more penalties a game than the two most lenient units, headed up by Pete Morelli and Scott Green. That amounts to a difference of about 50 penalty yards per week. Over the course of a season, that’s 80 extra penalty calls and 800 yards of game-changing decisions.