Stewart was also hurt on the play. He ran off the field after the hit with what appeared to be a shoulder injury or possibly a stinger, according to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold. But he was able to return to the game quickly.
Cooper’s injury takes yet another receiving target away from Derek Carr. The Raiders also lost Michael Crabtree when he was ejected after a fight between him and Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib that set off a full-fledged brawl between the two teams.
Before the injury, Cooper had one reception, which was a 9-yard touchdown. The Raiders lead the Broncos 14-0 at home.
Matthew Stafford hit Darren Fells for what looked like a 14-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Vikings on Thursday. And the play would have stood if the Lions would have attempted the PAT sooner.
It was ruled a catch for a touchdown initially. The ruling was confirmed, according to the broadcast. But it wasn’t a catch.
The Lions lined up to attempt the PAT, but took their sweet time snapping the ball. It gave officials a chance to take another look at the play. The ruling on the field was changed, and the Lions had to settle for a field goal.
If the ruling was confirmed and the Lions had gotten the go ahead to try the PAT, this is on them. But maybe this actually wasn’t the Lions’ fault.