Friday 23 March 2018 / 07:41 PM


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.

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.

Well, that’s an understatement: they set a new NFL record for most penalties in a game, with 23.

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.

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.

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