Eagles fans celebrate after NFL makes John Hussey head ref for SNF game vs Cowboys: “Making it right after last week’s debacle”

NFC Championship - Green Bay Packers v San Francisco 49ers
NFC Championship - Green Bay Packers v San Francisco 49ers

The Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles will do battle in a monster clash on Sunday Night Football with John Hussey being named the head referee. The division and potentially the NFC's top seed are at stake depending on how the San Francisco 49ers fare against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Eagles are coming off a 42-19 beatdown at the hands of the 49ers, while the Cowboys just got past the Seahawks in a shootout, 41-35 at AT&T Stadium. So both have different form lines heading into this one.

But the Eagles might have just gotten a little (unknowingly) help from the NFL.

What is odd is that in games that Hussey has been the referee, the Eagles are 7-0 and that includes last year's NFC Championship game. They also have just six penalties in those games per Eagles Nation on X.

For one fan, the NFL is making it right after last week's game against the 49ers.

"Making it right after last weeks debacle."

Other fans gave their thoughts on Hussey being named head referee.

Cowboys and Eagles game to be a heavyweight clash

Dallas Cowboys v Philadelphia Eagles
Dallas Cowboys v Philadelphia Eagles

With so much on the line, we imagine that the NFL wanted to have its best referees on the field for it, which is probably why John Hussey got the call-up.

The Cowboys need a win to overtake the Eagles in the division, and Philadelphia needs a win to restore some of its pride and show the world that last week's horror loss to the 49ers was a simple blip on the radar.


In truth, both fan bases hope that John Hussey and his refereeing crew don't have an impact on the game and that they let both teams play. Call what needs to be called, but don't let the small, touchy penalties ruin the game.

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