In what was arguably the game of the year so far during the 2017 NFL season, the Oakland Raiders were able to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in thrilling fashion. Down 30-24 late in the fourth quarter, Derek Carr was able to lead the offense down the field and hit Michael Crabtree on a short red zone pass that sealed the game for Oakland.
Carr eluded to the fact that the team needed to go “1-0” in Week 7 and they did just that. However, Marshawn Lynch was ejected earlier in the game after stepping onto the field and making contact with an official during a skirmish. According to Michael Gehlken of Las Vegas Review-Journal, the NFL is deciding how to punish Lynch for his behavior:
There’s a schedule for fines for offenses,” said Joe Lockhart, NFL executive vice president of communications, in a conference call. “There’s physical contact with an official — which is in excess of $30,000 — unsportsmanlike conduct, unnecessarily entering the fight area. Each (has) a schedule of what the fine would be. In some cases, a suspension is in order. All of this is being reviewed now at the league offices.
“At this point, we’re considering all options. Once we have a decision, we’ll announce it. No decision’s been made.”
The fight occurred after Marcus Peters landed a late hit on Carr, igniting a fight between both sides. Lynch, who was not in on the play, got on to the field and grabbed an official, resulting in an automatic ejection.
Despite the incident, the Raiders can take solace in the fact that their playoff dreams are still alive. With newfound momentum, the silver and black will look to keep that going in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills.