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Kareem Hunt is first player ever with 100 scrimmage yards in first seven games

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt gained 87 yards rushing and 30 yards receiving on Thursday night, putting him in exclusive company in NFL history. Hunt is the only player ever to gain 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first seven NFL games. He was already the first player ever to gain 100 yards [more]

Report: Marshawn Lynch will appeal suspension

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will appeal his one-game suspension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. A hearing is expected early next week. The league suspended Lynch for leaving the sideline Thursday night during an on-field skirmish and then shoving an official. Unless Lynch wins his appeal, he will miss the Raiders’ Oct. 29 [more]

Le’Veon Bell fined for touchdown celebration against Chiefs

Safety Mike Mitchell wasn’t the only member of the Steelers to pick up a fine in Week Six. PFT confirmed with the league that running back Le'Veon Bell and linebacker Bud Dupree joined Mitchell on their list of players who crossed the line. Bell’s fine came for his celebration of a touchdown run against Kansas [more]

Big Mike Mitchell fine wasn’t for hit on Alex Smith

On Thursday, there was a report that Steelers safety Mike Mitchell was appealing a $48,620 fine for hitting Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith late and low during last Sunday’s game. Mitchell was fined that amount, but it wasn’t for hitting Smith. PFT has confirmed with the league that Mitchell received a $9,115 fine for the hit [more]

Officials shouldn’t “let them play” late in game, if they’re committing fouls

There’s a common misconception in sports like football and basketball that, late in games, officials swallow the whistle and/or bury the flag. Some players and coaches factor that thinking in to their approach to late-game scenarios. The Chiefs may have done that last night, to their chagrin. Why should the rules that apply for the [more]

Should Jared Cook’s late touchdown have been upheld?

Thursday night’s fantastic finish was nearly a lot less fantastic. And if the home team hadn’t scored on the second untimed down after the expiration of the clock, Raiders fans would have been shouting plenty of “F” words other than fantastic. Before the series of three straight penalties that resulted in the game-winning touchdown, tight [more]

Donald Penn: Marshawn was trying to protect cousin Marcus Peters

When Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sprinted off the sideline to join a scuffle that started after Raiders offensive linemen Donald Penn and Kelechi Osemele took offense to Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hit Derek Carr late, the immediate thought was that Lynch was also upset about the hit. Lynch wound up being ejected for grabbing [more]

Amari Cooper: Huge night for me and for team

One of the constants during the first six weeks of the Raiders season was subpar production from wide receiver Amari Cooper. After two seasons leading the way for the Raiders passing game, Cooper was in a major rut. He had a three-game stretch with four catches for 23 yards and only had 18 catches for [more]

Andy Reid bites his tongue about officiating in Chiefs loss

Some questionable calls went against the Chiefs in their 31-30 loss to the Raiders last night, but Kansas City coach Andy Reid didn’t want to talk about it afterward. A long touchdown catch by Amari Cooper was initially flagged for offensive pass interference, but the officials decided to pick up the flag without explaining why. [more]

Marshawn didn’t leave the stadium following his ejection

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch made an early exit from Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs. He did not make an early exit from the stadium. Contrary to multiple reports that Lynch made like a tree and got out of the Oakland Coliseum after he ran in from the sidelines to defend quarterback Derek Carr, [more]

Derek Carr to Michael Crabtree touchdown gives Raiders walk-off win over Chiefs

In perhaps the wildest game of the year so far, Derek Carr led the Oakland Raiders on an 85-yard scoring drive in the final 2:25 to steal away a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Carr completed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with no time remaining to tie the [more]

Alex Smith throws third touchdown of game, 15th of season

Alex Smith threw 15 touchdowns last season. His 15th touchdown pass of this season came in the third quarter Thursday. His career high was the 23 touchdowns he threw in 2013. The Raiders took a 21-20 lead on the first possession of the second half, with DeAndre Washington scoring on a 4-yard run to complete [more]

Report: Michael Crabtree, Donald Penn get into sideline quarrel

CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson reported that two Raiders players got into a pushing match on the sideline. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree and offensive tackle Donald Penn exchanged shoves and words before assistant coach Mike Tice broke it up. Crabtree had two catches for 22 yards in the first half as the Raiders trailed 20-14. [more]

Chiefs lead 20-14 at halftime

Derek Carr and Alex Smith both have thrown for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns, but the Chiefs made two field goals and the Raiders had one blocked and missed another. That has Kansas City holding a 20-14 halftime lead. The teams have combined for 26 first downs and 537 yards in an entertaining [more]

Marshawn Lynch ejected for contact with official

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected after contact with an official. He was escorted to the locker room with six minutes remaining in the first half. The teams began pushing and shoving after Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters earned an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a hit on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. The Raiders took exception [more]

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