With five minutes left in the first half, Derek Carr was sacked and Oakland native Marcus Peters swooped in to nail Carr late, drawing a flag for roughing. The hit also drew the ire of several Raiders linemen and fellow Oakland native, Marshawn Lynch who running onto the field from the sideline line to stick up for his QB (or perhaps it was his boy Peters, who knows).
In the shoving, Marshawn committed a cardinal sin — he made contact with an official.
Marshawn Lynch has been ejected: pic.twitter.com/m32GBRNr80— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 20, 2017
That move drew a flag and Marshawn was ejected from the game as per NFL rules.
So, with just two carries in the game for nine yards, Marshawn’s night is over. Thus far, Jalen Richard has played well, but the Raiders were expected to lean on Beast Mode in this game. Now they will have to rely on the two speedy scat backs Richard and DeAndre Washington the rest of the way.
Peters was flagged for roughing, giving the Raiders a first down, but with the Marshawn penalty it was 1st and 25. The Raiders were able to move into range of a 53-yard field goal attempt, but it was blocked to keep the Chiefs ahead 17-14.