by Jeff Wozer, Buffalo Sports Page Humorist

Sunday, the New England Patriots visit the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.  Bills fans always feel like New England gets some extra help from the officials.  Raiders fans might agree.  Now, sports humorist Jeff Wozer has uncovered the top signs that the NFL officials do in fact favor the Patriots.

• Tom Brady is the only player in the league allowed to wear a helmet with air bags.

• League allows Bill Belichick to pocket extra cash running a Sideline Injury Tent Air BNB.

• Instead of being tested for drugs Patriot players are randomly tested for parallel parking.

• Patriot coaches are the only coaches in the league invited to the NFL officials annual car key party.

• Instead of tossing a challenge flag Belichick is the only coach who can call for a replay using a cartoon slide whistle.

• Brady is the only player who can refer to Walt Coleman, the infamous Tuck Game official, as the “Tuckster.”

• League says nothing at Brady’s refusal to recognize Chunky as the NFL’s official soup.

• In addition to the two-minute warning Patriots are the only team given a 7-minute 31 seconds warning.

• Belichick gets final say on Maroon 5’s Super Bowl set list.

• After losing a replay challenge Belichick gets the option of losing a timeout or coaching for five minutes with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on his shoulders.

Jeff Wozer

Nationally touring stand-up comedian Jeff Wozer has performed with some of comedy’s biggest acts – Martin Short, John Oliver, Brian Reagan – and on some of comedy’s biggest stages – Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Las Vegas strip, Great American Comedy Festival.

His humor articles have appeared in more than 40 publications including ESPN’s Active.com, Rocky Mountain Sports and the Explorer Club’s Explorer’s Journal.

Prior to veering into comedy he worked as a sports and news director for WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont where he won an Associated Press award for hockey play-by-play. And he spent two years as the play-by-play voice for the Vail Avalanche junior hockey team in Vail, Colorado.

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