Raiders not happy with Referees

Each week teams from around the league send a package to the NFL containing calls made by referees to be reviewed. The Raiders had an extra large piece of parcel for Commissioner Paul Tagliabue's boys on Monday following their 23-17 loss to Kansas City.

Oakland, second in the NFL with 23 penalties and first with 233 penalty yards, had two costly calls that went against them in Sunday night's loss. Wide receiver Randy Moss was called for offensive pass interference, negating an apparent six-yard touchdown, while guard Langston Walker's holding penalty nullified a 56-yard touchdown run by LaMont Jordan.

Both plays came in the second quarter when Oakland trailed and both were critical.

Both were also on the Raiders list of plays being sent to NFL headquarters for review.

''(We) get something back on Wednesday that's confidential ... we're not allowed ot share it,'' Turner said of the review process. ''People say well why do you need to know, why do you want to know? Well obviously the biggest thing is it helps us in coaching, it helps us in teaching our players if there is something that truly is a foul, if it isn't a foul, whatever, it helps you to grow and solve those situations in the future.

''The penalties that affected us just came at a bad time. As I said last night, I've watched the Moss catch from every angle you can and it looks like a touchdown to me.''

That was the prevalent feeling inside Oakland's locker room as the team soaked up the reality of its 0-2 start.

''It's just a jump-ball situation and there's going to be some pulling and grabbing, all that stuf,'' quarterback Kerry Collins said. ''Obviously it was a tough call.''

The same sentiment was expressed about the holding call on Walker, which cost Jordan his second touchdown of the game and wiped out the Raiders' longest running play of the season.

''I think there were 53,000 people in that stadium who thought it was a clean block, and a million watching on TV who thought it was a clean block,'' Walker said. ''But the one person with all the power thought it was a (bad) block.''

In other news:

* Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha had an MRI performed on his right foot and the tests came back negative. The news wasn't so encouraging on wide receiver Ronald Curry, who pulled up lame late in the fourth quarter with an injured left foot.

''It's an Achilles,'' Turner said.  MRI tests revealed an Achilles tear for Curry. It's the same injury that ended Curry's season last year and the third Achilles injury he's had since high school. No date for surgery has been set nor was it determined if Curry would be placed on IR.

* Turner said the Raiders would continue to use cornerback Charles Woodson at safety for matchup purposes. ''There are some games and some teams where that helps us from a matchup standpoint,'' Turner said. ''Some games, certainly we're better off with him playing out at corner, as we were in New England.

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