Friday, 23 February, 2018

Chiefs CB Marcus Peters suspended for Sunday's game after Jets incident

Andy Reid giving up playcalling duty to Chiefs' offensive coordinator Kansas City Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for game against Raiders
Kristopher Love | 06 December, 2017, 21:51

Peters threw an official's flag into the stands during a 38-31 loss to the New York Jets Sunday, and then, believing he had been ejected, left the field of play. Against the Jets, Peters let his frustration boil over, picking up a referee's flag and launched it into the crowd. He later returned, but obviously, his behavior irked the Chiefs.

Peters played all 82 defensive snaps in the Chiefs Week 7 loss to the Raiders at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, totaling two tackles, and providing his usual, tight coverage all evening. The ensuing skirmish featured a unusual turn of events when Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch ran in from the sidelines to "defend Peters". Both teams are 6-6, and the Chiefs have dropped six of their last seven after starting 5-0.

When the Raiders and Chiefs played on October 19 in Oakland, Peters drew the ire of Raiders offensive lineman for his hit on quarterback Derek Carr, a play in which he was called for unnecessary roughness.

Reid slept on it and made his decision known on Wednesday that Peters would miss the Raiders game. Late in the game, Steve Nelson was penalized for holding, a call Peters obviously took opposition to.

Raiders Week is always a big deal for the Chiefs, but this Sunday's game carries a bit more importance than usual.