Whether it was lining up with too many people or in the wrong place, holding too much or hitting too late, the Oakland Raiders spent nearly the entire game on the wrong side of the NFL law. The fact that they managed to overcome a record 23 penalties to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-24 in overtime on Sunday was a credit to another sterling performance by Derek Carr and a defense that tightened up late. ”I thought we earned some and I thought some were questionable,” coach Jack Del Rio said.
At least eight impact players were hurt, with some returning to action moments later. Julio Jones, Devontae Booker, Jacquizz Rodgers, T.Y. Hilton, Spencer Ware, DeSean Jackson, and Alex Smith all suffered varying degrees of injuries.
(Adds late game) Oct 30 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s National Football League games: Cowboys 29, Eagles 23 (overtime) The Dallas Cowboys won their sixth straight game, beating the visiting Philadelphia Eagles 29-23 in overtime. The NFC East-leading Cowboys (6-1) came back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and won on the first possession of overtime. A scrambling Dak Prescott hit tight end Jason Witten on a 5-yard touchdown to cap a 75-yard game-winning drive.
Before Sunday, how many of these Green Bay Packers’ names would you have recognized? Green Bay’s defense gave up 367 yards and 33 points on Sunday to the Atlanta Falcons. Throwing touchdowns to unknowns like a guy named Geronimo, who had never played in an NFL game before Sunday, Rodgers threw for 246 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 60 more.
The Oakland Raiders have unwavering faith in Derek Carr. ”It’s always great when you trust, and that trust is rewarded,” coach Jack Del Rio said after Seth Roberts turned Carr’s fourth-down pass into a 41-yard touchdown in overtime, giving the AFC West co-leaders a 30-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Sebastian Janikowski missed a 50-yard field goal that would have won it on the final play of regulation, then misfired from 52 yards for the potential lead in OT.