• Sarah Thomas to become first woman to officiate NFL playoff game this weekend

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    BOSTON - Sunday's Patriots game will be a major milestone for the NFL as the first to include a female official in a playoff game. 

    Sarah Thomas will be a down judge for the Patriots' game against the Chargers. 

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    Four years ago, Thomas became the NFL's first full-time female official.

    She was also the first woman to ever officiate a college football bowl game.

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