Raiders Win A Thriller On Four Separate "Final Plays"
Whoa, Nellie. What a game. Oakland had an active, yet negative evening with Marshawn Lynch getting himself ejected due to a case of the Skittles hangries and several missed kicks by that supposedly Italian kicker of theirs (that paisan eventually did redeem himself - bravissimo!). There was also those multiple occasions where several Oakland wide-outs kept running the same routes on top of one another (remember those Mario Kart 64 ghost trials? It really felt like that, except in real life football situations, you can't drive through that person, you just screw up the play), but Oakland persevered for what was a damn cool victory and keeping themselves in the mix for the AFC West.
Derek Carr looked straight-up elite in those four separate "final plays" of the game. First, Jared Cook supposedly had a TD with 15 ticks left in what was an amazing grab, then we had a slight push-off (definite non-call in my opinion) by Crabtree. Next we had the holding call twins and then we finally called it a night after Crabtree slightly pushed off (in an also non-call) for the game winner. A real fun one to watch and it's a true honor to blog about it to all you fine people out there.
Also, how could you not want to play for someone like Jack Del Rio? Look how energized he is with that double fist pump he gives out to us:
That energy he gives off is akin to a Dusty Rhodes "Hard Times" promo.
The NFL is always better when the Oakland Raiders are in the mix and they just won, baby, won.