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Chargers’ Takeo Spikes, Raiders’ Mike Goodson ejected

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A meaningless game in San Diego heated up in the second quarter when Chargers linebacker Takeo Spikes and Raiders running back Mike Goodson got into a fight, setting off a skirmish involving several players.

Spikes and Goodson were both ejected for an incident that involved facemasking, grabbing, pushing, shoving and jostling, but no punching. Spikes seemed to be furious that he had been ejected even though he hadn’t thrown a punch, and he had to be physically restrained from getting into the ref’s face. Spikes eventually was escorted to the locker room, and he attempted to get the fans pumped up as he left the field.

Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, doing his best to break things up, grabbed Goodson and attempted to pull him out of the skirmish. That was some good leadership from Pryor, making his first career start.

As for the game itself, it began with Micheal Spurlock returning the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown for San Diego, and then featured a long Chargers drive that ended with a Nick Novak 30-yard field goal to give San Diego a 10-0 lead. But shortly after the Spikes-Goodson incident, Pryor hit Darrius Heyward-Bey for a nine-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 10-7.

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20 Responses to “Chargers’ Takeo Spikes, Raiders’ Mike Goodson ejected”
  1. mgflolox says: Dec 30, 2012 5:22 PM

    Is it just me, or do the Raiders seem to playing with a lot more energy and intensity on offense with Pryor at QB?

  2. bombayjon says: Dec 30, 2012 5:23 PM

    Let me get this straight. Chargers get a pass interference penalty, the AFTER the play both teams get unneccessary roughness. How does that off-set? and after that, Spikes doesn’t leave the field and throw his helmet, but NO call. What a bunch of crap.

  3. tannethrill says: Dec 30, 2012 5:33 PM

    Spikes whole family is at the game as per Berman. Likely retiring, what a way to go out lol

  4. wisewoo says: Dec 30, 2012 5:42 PM

    Oh weird…another week, another scuffle involving the Raiders.

    I wish I could post a picture of how surprised I am.

  5. oakraid says: Dec 30, 2012 5:49 PM

    Cam Newton can kick a player, bump a ref and not get tossed. But Goodson and Spikes get run for THAT? With not a single punch thrown???

    Ya gotta love the NFL. smh

  6. EJ says: Dec 30, 2012 5:52 PM

    TKO is and has always been one of my favorite players, ever since he played with the Buffalo Bills. I will be sorry to see him exit from the field permanently. Spikes will always be known for his massive neck… Or was it just his shoulders connecting to his head? His ability to get from sideline to sideline in an instant and his ball hawking abilities. He was always wherever the ball was, play after play. His no giving up mode as he gets to the 4th quarter, jumping up and down riling up his teammates or getting the crowd on its toes. TKO is awesome!

  7. thetwilightsown says: Dec 30, 2012 5:54 PM

    Too bad neither of them were named Cam Newton.

  8. bombayjon says: Dec 30, 2012 5:58 PM

    mgflolox said:

    Is it just me, or do the Raiders seem to playing with a lot more energy and intensity on offense with Pryor at QB?

    ———————RAIDERS————————-

    I’m liking this Terell Pryor kid. Unfortunate mistake at the end of the half, though.

  9. EJ says: Dec 30, 2012 6:04 PM

    I have a feeling that Terrelle Pryor is what the Raiders need to finally turn their team around. He has seemed to give a little more pep to this otherwise flat offense.

  10. raiderinva says: Dec 30, 2012 6:12 PM

    You left out the fact that Spikes also threw his helmet at the refs as well…..

  11. tdrundmc says: Dec 30, 2012 6:18 PM

    2 awful players wanted out of an awful game. Oh yeah, and Pryor is an awful qb.

  12. proudliberal85392 says: Dec 30, 2012 6:21 PM

    These two teams would have been well served if they’d shown that kind of passion all season.

  13. vincentedwardjackson says: Dec 30, 2012 6:49 PM

    As a Raider fan, I’m appalled that my fellow Raider fans think Pryor is or will be a capable QB. You guys honestly need to watch more football and realize what it takes to succeed at this level.

  14. tdrundmc says: Dec 30, 2012 6:55 PM

    Is it just me, or do the Raiders seem to playing with a lot more energy and intensity on offense with Pryor at QB?

    Yeah it’s just you. Pryor stinks.

  15. raiderapologist says: Dec 30, 2012 7:59 PM

    vincentedwardjackson says: Dec 30, 2012 6:49 PM

    As a Raider fan, I’m appalled that my fellow Raider fans think Pryor is or will be a capable QB. You guys honestly need to watch more football and realize what it takes to succeed at this level.
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    Ability and desire? He’s been the third QB all season on a bad team. Did you expect him to go out and light it up like Flynn did for a loaded offense?

  16. mullman76 says: Dec 30, 2012 8:20 PM

    @wisewoo- Just another typical comment from a RAIDER hater that did not watch the game.
    The bengals incident was caused by horrible reffing and the zebras inability to call a good game—
    The incident in carolina was another bogus call by the zebras, T. Kelly was flagged but Cam should’ve been ejected, twice.
    The league/refs have always made the road a difficult one for the RAIDERS. It goes back to the hatred the old guard had for the late, great Al Davis.

  17. mullman76 says: Dec 30, 2012 8:23 PM

    …the RAIDERS wear the black hat in the league, and the calls consistently reflect that.

  18. raiderapologist says: Dec 30, 2012 9:10 PM

    There was no reason for those guys to be ejected. Division games are usually a bit chippy, and all they did was facemask wrestle. Spikes should have been penalized for his actions after the ejection, though.

  19. oakraid says: Dec 30, 2012 9:35 PM

    Anyone else notice the ref smiling EVERY time he announced a Raider penalty?

    At least try and hide your bias dude

  20. dasmol says: Dec 31, 2012 12:14 AM

    You raider fans want some cheese to go with that whine?

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