NFL looking into crowd laser pointer during Texans vs. Raiders game
NFL security is looking into a laser that was pointed at Houston Texans players during a drive in Monday Night's contest against the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City.
The high-powered green laser was pointed at Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler's face.
Watch the video below for evidence of the laser:
Announcers on ESPN said security was looking for whomever was responsible for the flashing light.
"There was a couple times it definitely hit me in the eye and it was very noticeable," Osweiler said. He said it was "disappointing" and "very distracting," but added that's not why Houston lost.
"It was just one small factor, but it certainly affected how I was playing and able to see downfield and whatnot," he said.
A fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Amari Cooper ultimately gave the Raiders a 27–20 victory. It was Oakland's fourth straight win and improved it to an AFC West-leading 8–2.
Houston fell to 6–4 and remained atop the AFC South.
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