According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the Raiders set an NFL record after getting called for 23 penalties, which cost them 200 yards, the third-most all time, per ESPN Stats & Info:
Oakland's penalty total nearly matched Tampa Bay's scoring output after the Raiders earned a 30-24 overtime victory. CSN Raider News didn't care about the record as much as the result:
The San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur shared the thoughts of Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio and wide receiver Michael Crabtree:
Penalties have generally been a problem for Oakland this year. Entering Week 8, the team ranked third in total flags (63) and second in penalty yards (528). To a certain extent, it speaks to how talented the Raiders are, considering they have given their opponents so many free yards yet lead the AFC West with a 6-2 record.
In order to finish strong in the second half and potentially make a deep playoff run, Oakland will have to improve in that regard.
The Raiders outgained the Buccaneers 626-270 and averaged three more yards per play, but it took two clutch touchdown throws from Derek Carr to seal the win. Against a better team than Tampa Bay, Oakland in likely would have lost Sunday.