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Flags could fly early and often in Oakland

Posted by ttwentyman on December 15, 2011 – 12:11 pm

Penalties have certainly been a problem for the Lions over the last month.

In their last four games, they’ve been flagged 40 times for a total of 321 yards. They were penalized eight times against the Panthers, 11 times against the Packers and Saints and 10 times Sunday against the Vikings.

But as bad as it’s been for the Lions, it’s been worse for the Raiders.

Over that same span, the Raiders have been flagged 47 times for 341 yards. They were flagged 12 times for 117 yards back on November 20 against the Vikings.

“It gets frustrating when it continues to happen, but it’s something that we got to continue to just focus on that part of the game,” Raiders tight end Kevin Boss said in a conference call with the Detroit media this week. “It’s just a matter of concentration and some of the personal foul things are just a matter of staying within yourself and not letting those things bother you.

“It can be difficult to deal with, just because it’s drive stoppers and it’s just hurting yourself. So, when you start hurting yourself instead of the opposing team beating you, that’s when it becomes really frustrating.”

I won’t venture any guesses on the number of flags we might see in Oakland on Sunday. However, if I were setting the over/under in Vegas, I might start at 20 and see where it goes.


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5 Responses to “Flags could fly early and often in Oakland”

  1. By Eddie Hiller on Dec 15, 2011 | Reply

    We can not committ stupid nonsense penalties.we need to eliminate after the whistle penalties.

  2. By D.Sonny Saffron on Dec 15, 2011 | Reply

    The NFL and their game officials will look silly if all they do is throw flags. It will prove what many have been saying. The NFL is becoming too much like the NBA with whistles and flags on every play, becoming so predicable. This game has the potential of most boring game ever when the REFS become the STARS of the game. (props to Mike Ohara)

  3. By D.Sonny Saffron on Dec 15, 2011 | Reply

    Welcome back Mr. Suh. Your fans know how you go out there and do your best. Please show those curling and Heidi fans what a real football player can do. Can not wait until this Sunday to see you smash up the Raiders Thank you again and keep up the great work. GOOOOO. LIONS .

  4. By David Hilden on Dec 15, 2011 | Reply

    these comments from t. twentyman about penalties and flags make me positivaly think within two years we will be watching professional flag football. GO LIONS KICK SOMR RAIDER BACKSIDE. oh and please prove me wrong .

  5. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 3, 2012 | Reply

    You had to expect that, these two teams have been neck and neck at leading the league in penalties the last couple of years. We need to get more disciplined.

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