“I didn’t even know they gave me a fucking penalty because I was pissed off,” Bosa said when answering a question about the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he received after complaining about the missed call. “But, I mean the refs are blind, it’s simple. I’m sorry, but you are blind, like open your eyes and do your job. It’s so bad it’s amazing. “
With less than four minutes to go and the Raiders facing the first and 10th on their own 37-yard line, quarterback Derek Carr threw an incomplete pass. Bosa, who had already registered his 50th career sack in the first quarter, argued that the referees did not issue a detention penalty against a lineman who tried to block him in play. The unsportsmanlike conduct penalty imposed in Bosa gave the ball to the Raiders at the Chargers 48-yard line, 14 points behind.
“Fifteen meters is a big problem,” said Bosa. “Obviously, it’s for me. I should never lose my temper like this, but these guys have to do a better job because it’s been years of terrible missed calls left and right. It’s really pathetic, honestly, but pathetic for me too for doing what I did. Call or not, I have to take a step back and move on to the next room, but man, they don’t seem to have their eyes open half the time. “
The call did not cost the Chargers much as two games later Derwin James intercepted Carr to almost seal the victory. James said the play made up for the 51-yard pass he gave up earlier in the quarter to Henry Ruggs III.
“This 4.2 speed,” James said.
The Chargers’ defense limited the Raiders to 213 total offensive yards as they qualified for first place with Las Vegas and Denver in the AFC West.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.