Sarah Thomas 1st female on-field NFL playoff game official

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              Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, right, speaks to down judge Sarah Thomas during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Thomas is the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sarah Thomas is the first woman to work an NFL playoff game as an on-field official.

Thomas was the down judge in Sunday’s divisional round game between New England and the Los Angeles Chargers. That’s a first, according to the league’s Twitter account .

Thomas was hired in 2015 and was already the league’s first female full-time official.

Terri Valenti was the replay official in Saturday’s playoff game between the Chiefs and Colts, also a first.