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Raiders QB Derek Carr not happy about officiating in Week 2 loss

The Oakland Raiders saw the wind in their sails from the season opener taken out by the Kansas City Chiefs. Their preseason optimism faded as a result of suffering a disappointing loss in Week 2 action.

It was a contest that saw them race out to a 10-0 lead. However they allowed the Chiefs to give up 28-unanswered points to fall to their first loss of the year. Following the game, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr voiced his frustrations with the officiating concerning the second three interceptions thrown in the contest, according to Paul Guitterez of ESPN.


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“The second interception will blow my mind forever,” Carr said. “It was offensive pass interference; they said he was blocking. So, I asked the man, I said, ‘Sir, why would I throw him the ball if he was blocking?’

“And he didn’t have an answer and just walked away. I don’t know what to do in that sense. We got the coverage we want, we got the exact look we want, I’m throwing it to where I’m supposed to throw it, and they tackle our receiver — yet it’s a penalty on us. This is changing the outcome of a football game. That shouldn’t happen. That blows my mind. When things like that happen, I get kind of upset.”

The play in question saw veteran wide receiver Ryan Grant run directly into Chiefs star safety Tyrann Mathieu that took him completely out of the play. This made it quite an easy interception for defensive back Chavarius Ward.


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The fact that Grant was ruled to be blocking on that play does draw some question marks as he directly hit Mathieu in what was pass thrown directly in his direction had he not collided into the defender. This appeared to be a play that could have easily been called for defensive pass interference given Mathieu’s actions that play for hitting Grant prior to the ball coming in,.

Nonetheless, it was a game that was already in the Chiefs’ control as they had made key stops defensively to maintain their lead in the second half of the eventual win.

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