8 amazing stats from the Raiders’ record-breaking 23-penalty game
The Oakland Raiders were a sloppy mess on Sunday. The Oakland Raiders also won a thriller in overtime, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 30-24 on a walk-off touchdown pass from Derek Carr.
Both are true.
Their offensive performance was staggering and eye-popping in every way thanks to Carr’s franchise-record 513 passing yards and four touchdowns, but there was plenty of bad amongst the good.
The Raiders committed an NFL-record 23 penalties for 200 yards on Sunday, which is both a knock on the coaching staff and the discipline of Oakland’s players. At first glance, those numbers are obviously astonishing, but let’s put them into even more context.
1. Their 200 yards in penalties were more than Jameis Winston had passing (180)
2. Only two teams since 1970 have had at least 20 penalties for 175 yards
3. The record was set in 1944 when both the Brooklyn Tigers and Chicago Bears had 22 in a game
4. The Raiders had more penalties than Jameis Winston had completions (16)
5. The previous high for penalties in a game this season was 17 by the Lions
6. The 49ers have committed just 31 penalties all year
7. Oakland had more penalties than the Buccaneers had first downs
8. In games where a team commits at least 15 penalties for 175 yards, that team is 10-4