LOOK: Twitter goes nuts after Raiders score controversial TD on long flea flicker

After struggling for the past four weeks, the Raiders offense finally got off to a hot start this week when they scored a touchdown on their opening possession of Thursday's game against the Chiefs

Now, this is the part where we mention that most people on the internet don't think the touchdown should've counted. The scoring play came on a flea flicker that started with Derek Carr handing the ball off to Marshawn Lynch, who then pitched it back to Carr. After getting the ball back, Carr threw a perfect 38-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Amari Cooper

The controversy comes from HOW Cooper got so wide open. 

As the ball was in the air, Chiefs corner Terrance Mitchell fell to the ground and it looked like Cooper might have been the cause of Mitchell's fall, which would be obvious offensive pass interference. Although the officiating crew threw a flag on the play, they ended up picking it up and giving Cooper the touchdown, and that's when Twitter went nuts. 

Despite the fact that every one Twitter thought offensive pass interference should've been called, the flag was picked up and Cooper's touchdown ended up giving the Raiders an early 7-3 lead. 

The touchdown probably did a lot for Cooper's confidence. He had more yardage on that one catch (38 yards) than he did in any of his previous five games. 

If you want to judge for yourself whether or not there should have been interference, here's a look at the entire play. 

Cooper ended up catching a second touchdown pass later in the first quarter. 

The Raiders receiver finished the game's opening quarter with three catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns. 

In just one quarter, Cooper already has his highest receiving total since Week 8 of last season. 

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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