Women to make NFL history on officiating crews this weekend

Official Sarah Thomas stands on the field before the first half of an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
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History will be made by two women this weekend in the NFL playoffs.

According to FootballZebras.com, down judge Sarah Thomas will be part of the crew of officials working the Chargers-Patriots game Sunday afternoon. Thomas will be the first female to officiate an NFL postseason game on the field.

Terri Valenti will be the instant replay official in Saturday's Colts-Chiefs game. (AP Photo/Stephen Hawkins)

A day earlier, Terri Valenti will work as the replay official in the booth of the Colts-Chiefs matchup in Kansas City Saturday. According to NBC Sports, Valenti will also make history in her first playoff assignment.

Thomas is in her fourth season as an NFL official. Valenti became the first female instant replay official in NFL history in 2017.

Seventeen-year NFL veteran John Hussey will be the referee in Kansas City. The game kicks off at 4:35 p.m. on Channel 13.

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