Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against the Raiders

Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against the Raiders

During an on-field skirmish with 6:12 to play in the first half and the Chiefs leading 17-14, Lynch raced from the sideline to intervene, getting between Raiders players and Peters. Peters, apparently unhappy with the call, grabbed the penalty flag from the ground and threw it into the stands. The Chiefs lost the game in the waning moments, 38-31.

"This is something Marcus and I discussed", Reid said, according to The Kansas City Star. Head coach Andy Reid announced on Wednesday afternoon that Peters would be suspended after the most recent incident, but everything else would remain, "In-house". "That was the wrong thing for him to do". He later returned, but obviously, his behavior irked the Chiefs.

For all the chatter about benching Alex Smith, it's obvious that the secondary has taken a hit. The frustration from the rise to a 5-0 start, and the fall to 6-6, has resulted in several meltdowns throughout the season. Oakland also won the first meeting in October, so a Raiders victory would give them essentially a two-game lead in the division.

Thinking he had been ejected for the stunt, Peters headed to the locker room but in reality hadn't been tossed. The finish to that game - with penalties on back-to-back plays on the Raiders' late game-winning drive - was eerily similar to Sunday's meltdown.