Town Business: Marshawn Lynch and Marcus Peters Ride BART Home Together After Raiders Beat Chiefs

The Raiders’ Thursday Night win over the Kansas City Chiefs was easily the most exciting game of the season. A second quarter scuffle following a late hit by Marcus Peters on Raiders QB Derek Carr saw Marshawn Lynch ejected, but that flare-up paled in comparison to the game’s waning seconds, where a slew of penalties extended the “final play” five times with the Raiders scoring the winning touchdown well after the game “ended.”

But the most unbelievable part of the entire night: Marshawn Lynch and Marcus peters, the key actors in the second quarter dust-up and both Oakland natives, rode the BART home, together, after the game.

We hopped on the Bart after the game. @mpjuiceman @beastmode @bmpllc24

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Marshawn’s reaction to Peters’ hit on Carr was a fight and flight response, as in he flew in from the bench to join the fight. You never want to let someone go after your quarterback like that, but the O-line had that covered.¬†And he put his hands on the ref who was trying to break up the fight, which does not look good in a slo-mo replay.

In any case, the scuffle juiced up the crowd in what was a must-win for the Raiders, who were sitting at 2 and 4 heading into the night in a division that has the Broncos and the Chiefs.

With a secondary powerless to stop the Chiefs’ high-powered, Alex Smith-led attack, Derek Carr had to put the Raiders on his back in the second half when it counted.

Down 24 to 30, he converted a fourth and 11 with under a minute remaining to keep the Raiders alive. The following play, it looked like the Raiders had won it on a jump ball to tight end Jared Cook, but after review, he was ruled down at the half yard line. With with three seconds left. An offensive pass interference call on the next play negated¬†another apparent game-winning touchdown, and two consecutive defensive holding calls extended the game — with no time remaining — twice.

On the next play, Carr found Michael Crabtree in the end zone (whose game-winning catch three plays earlier was waved off from OPI) and the Raiders won the game when Giorgio Tavecchio’s kicked the extra point through the uprights.

The Raiders have a long road ahead of them to make the post-season, but at 3-4, at least they’ve got a shot.

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