Super Bowl LVII will have the referee who called the most penalties in the last two seasons

If there is one thing we can be sure of, it is that Super Bowl LVII will have many yellow handkerchiefs scattered on the field, since the NFL designated as the main referee the one who has scored the most penalties in the last two seasons: Carl Cheffers.

He scores more than 12 penalties per game

Carl Cheffers is the terror of NFL players and teams, as he and his team have scored the most penalties in the last two seasons. In 2022 they scored an average of 12.59 penalties per game, according to

And they were actually less strict this year, as Cheffers and his staff scored, in 2012, 13.94 penalties per game. In the last decade, they have led the NFL in that regard three times, and only three times has he been outside the Top 5 in that department.

This marks a radical change from last year’s referee, Ron Tobert, whose squad had the second fewest penalties.

Contending teams will have to watch out

The last 10 Super Bowls have been played with an average of 11.4 penalties per game. Cheffers has already whistled in two of them, Super Bowls LI (Patriots’ historic comeback against Falcons) and LV.

In 11 of the 12 Playoff games Cheffers has directed, he has been correct in his decisions, so his ratings are the highest in the league in that regard, so he is the one to keep the rules of the game respected next February 12 in Glendale, Arizona.

This means that with Cheffers as the main referee. The Super Bowl will be played more fairly, although his decisions are likely to reduce the number of points each team scores.