In a week that featured three overtime games and magnificent action across the NFL, a bit of weird news may have gone under everyone’s radar as the round of games wrapped up.
You get a flag and you get a flag…
The Oakland Raiders have set a new NFL record for most penalties in a game with 23. pic.twitter.com/sBwfcoJCmN
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 30, 2016
The Oakland Raiders, owners of one of the best records in the NFL so far this season, locked up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But things got rough for the Raiders, heavily penalized on the day.
Raiders Penalties 24
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 30, 2016
Well, that’s an understatement: they set a new NFL record for most penalties in a game, with 23.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) October 30, 2016
The offense saw 13 penalties for 109 yards that featured three false starts, holding, two for unnecessary roughness, one pass interference, taunting, two blocking calls, and two illegal formations.
Not to be outdone, the defense committed 6 for 64, including two 12 men on the field, two pass interference, and two roughness calls – and the special teams got involved, committing two hold calls, and two blocking penalties.
Most penalties in a game in NFL history? Doesn’t matter. Just Win Baby! pic.twitter.com/OnQqAuVkUL
— CSN Raiders News (@CSNRaiders) October 30, 2016
But for as crazy as those numbers are, one is even crazier: 30-24. That’s the final scoreline, with the Raiders emerging victorious. Go figure.