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Super Bowl 2023: What time does the game start? Who is playing?


Referee Carl Chafers makes a call during the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Las Vegas Raiders on October 10.

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Carl Chafers, an NFL official since 2000, will officiate Super Bowl LVII. The Whittier native has refereed two Super Bowls, the first in 2017 when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in overtime in Super Bowl LI. His last Super Bowl assignment was in 2021, when Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs.

According to Profootballreference.com, the 62-year-old Chafers and his teams ranked No. 1 in the league in penalties given during the 2022 regular season, averaging 14.4 penalties per game. During Super Bowl LV, Chiefs drew the ire of many Chiefs fans with eight penalties in the first half against Kansas City. The Chiefs lost 95 yards in the game due to penalties, a Super Bowl record.

Here’s who will make up the rest of the Chiefs Super Bowl LVII officiating crew: Roy Ellison (umpire), Jarrod Phillips (downfield umpire), Jeff Bergman (line umpire), John Jenkins (sideline umpire), Eugene Hall (sideline umpire), Dino Paganel (rear judge), Mark Butterworth (official replay).

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