The NFL has never had a female referee officiate during a postseason game, but all that is going to change this weekend.
Sarah Thomas, who became the first full-time female referee in league history in 2015, will be on the field when the Patriots face the Chargers on Sunday.
According to 12up, Thomas won’t be the only female official involved in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Terri Valentini will handle replay duties during the Colts-Chiefs game on Saturday.
Of course, regardless of the gender of the officials, fans can safely assume that no one will know what a catch or pass interference actually is.