The Cincinnati Bengals are playing another primetime game in Week 13 on Monday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars and they will have a referee that they haven’t yet this season for the matchup.
Scott Novak will be the head referee for the game in Jacksonville. He and his crew average 10.7 flags thrown per game in his 11 weeks this season.
The Bengals are fourth in the NFL when it comes to staying away from penalties with only five flags per game. The Jaguars are just ahead of them at third in the league with only 4.9 penalties per game.
The last Bengals game Novak was referee for was Oct. 9, 2022, when they lost to the Baltimore Ravens 19-17. They are 1-3 in games which he has called for them with the only win coming on Nov. 1, 2020, when Joe Burrow led the Bengals to a 31-20 upset win over the Tennessee Titans in which he threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns.