The Oakland Raiders set a dubious NFL record in their 30-24 overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon. In total, the team finished with 23 penalties for 200 yards lost, which set a record for the most penalties ever accepted against a team in one game.
The play that put them into the history books and immortalized Sunday’s game happened in the overtime period with just less than seven minutes left. On the play, offensive lineman Vadal Alexander was flagged for illegal formation to push the Raiders to 23 penalties. Ironically enough, they were flagged on the very next play as well, but the Bucs mercifully declined the penalty to keep the record at 23.
Aside from setting the record for the most penalties, the Raiders have also made the top three when it comes to penalty yards in a game. According to ESPN Stats and Info, today’s 200 penalty yards from the Raiders is the third most in the history of the NFL. Only the Titans, with 212 against the Ravens back in 1999, and the Browns, who had 209 against the Bears back in 1951, had more penalty yards in a game than the Raiders did on Sunday.
The records weren’t all bad for the Raiders on Sunday though. Quarterback Derek Carr finished the game with 513 passing yards and four touchdowns. The 513 passing yards set a new franchise record for the team.