A few notes about Steratore and his crew from the 2009 regular season:
Their 176 penalties tied for the second-fewest among all 17 NFL crews.
Don't expect many yellow flags late in the game. Steratore and his men called an NFL-low 37 penalties in the fourth quarter, and one in overtime.
Much has been made about Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' criticism of NFL officials for treating Patriots quarterback Tom Brady like a porcelain doll in Week 4. Steratore detected roughing the passer just three times this year, tied for third-fewest.
They called defensive pass interference only nine times (tied for third fewest) and offensive pass interference four times.
Defenses shouldn't get too grabby. Steratore's crew called nine defensive holding penalties, in the upper third.
The only calls that Steratore's crew called into the double digits were offensive holding (34), false start (31) and defensive offside (13).