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08:04 AM ET 11.21 | Hue Jackson thought the Raiders were outnumbered Sunday in Minnesota. By game's end, [Jackson] felt as if his players were competing against 18 guys most downs -- 11 players and seven officials. ... Jackson said he intends to break from tradition and contact the league about what he termed "unfair" officiating in a game in which the Raiders were penalized 12 times for 117 yards. The Raiders entered the game as the league's most-penalized team. That's beside the point, Jackson said. "I'm going to reach out to the league myself," he said. "I normally don't complain about officiating ... (but) I am going to defend my team, and it's time that I do that." Jackson declined to get into specifics.

The Oakland Tribune

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November 21, 2011  08:07 AM ET

Your bill is in the mail.

November 21, 2011  08:09 AM ET

I know how Jackson must feel. The thought of the Raiders getting a lot of penalties blows my mind, too.

November 21, 2011  08:12 AM ET

great way to solidify the team with the "us against them" mentality...playoffs await.....

November 21, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Officiating sucked in several games, yesterday.

November 21, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Careful Hue Commissar Goodhell will be fining you next

November 21, 2011  08:33 AM ET

They won! Hue has no beef especially since they were the most penalized team in the league before the game!

November 21, 2011  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Careful Hue Commissar Goodhell will be fining you next

This!

November 21, 2011  08:34 AM ET

A team with as many penalties as Oakland has blaming the officials? Surely you jest.

November 21, 2011  08:39 AM ET

I sense a FINE A HUGE Fine.

November 21, 2011  08:40 AM ET

They are the most undisiplined team in the NFL, and he's complaining about what exactly?

November 21, 2011  08:48 AM ET

LOL ....just another whining coach

November 21, 2011  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

LOL ....just another whining coach

Why should the players be the only ones who get to whine?

November 21, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

A team with as many penalties as Oakland has blaming the officials? Surely you jest.

Don't call me Shirley.

November 21, 2011  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

LOL ....just another whining coach

And at this point, a winning coach. The man is doing something right.

November 21, 2011  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

A team with as many penalties as Oakland has blaming the officials? Surely you jest.

Did you watch that game? There were many a suspect call against them. He owned the fact that they're the most penalized team, by the way. He hadn't complained against the officiating before this game. After watching some of the flags, it seemed a little unfair to me, too.

November 21, 2011  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Officiating sucked in several games, yesterday.

+1

November 21, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Did you watch that game? There were many a suspect call against them. He owned the fact that they're the most penalized team, by the way. He hadn't complained against the officiating before this game. After watching some of the flags, it seemed a little unfair to me, too.

agreed...

November 21, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Did you watch that game? There were many a suspect call against them. He owned the fact that they're the most penalized team, by the way. He hadn't complained against the officiating before this game. After watching some of the flags, it seemed a little unfair to me, too.

It's a fact of life in all sports that not all officiating crews are that good. You deal with it and move on and hope the league straightens it out.

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