One Shot: One Ref’s Rough Day

Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cinematography, Films Encore, Jonathan Smyth, One Shot, Tales from the Vault

It’s not often an NFL referee gets involved in the physical action of the game.  Sometimes they get run over. Occasionally they get hit with an errant throw. But in Week 11, referee Ron Winter had his worst nightmare come true; he got caught underneath the pile of several Ravens and Bengals players scrambling for the ball. NFL Films cinematographer Jim Barry captured it all, from Jimmy Smith’s interception and ensuing fumble to Winter’s pile up.

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