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Source: P Marquette King fined for unsportsmanlike conduct

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Source: P Marquette King fined for unsportsmanlike conduct

ALAMEDA – Marquette King got in some trouble after a Raiders failed to convert a fake punt in Sunday’s 16-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. The execution, however, wasn’t at issue.

The aftermath was a problem. King threw a football at Denver fullback Andy Janovich and connected, an action that drew a personal foul penalty.

It cost the Raiders 15 yards. It’ll also hit King in the pocketbook.

The NFL fined King $9,115 for unsportsmanlike conduct, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area.

The flag is King’s fourth in the past two seasons. He is the only punter to incur a personal foul penalty in that span.

Head coach Jack Del Rio wasn’t happy with the penalty, and said Monday he would talk to King in person the following day.

“It’s maturity. That’s what I need to communicate with him. I will, in person,” Del Rio said Monday. “That’s all it is. It’s a matter of being mature enough to put the team ahead of yourself and being able to handle those emotions when you’re disappointed. Sometimes you’re disappointed and you want to lash out because it maybe makes you feel good for about three seconds. Then you deal with the consequences. Those weren’t good consequences. We were fortunate there. It’s another opportunity for him to learn how important it is to keep things under control.”

Instant Analysis: Raiders overwhelmed, stunned by Washington in season's first loss

Instant Analysis: Raiders overwhelmed, stunned by Washington in season's first loss

BOX SCORE

LANDOVER, Md. – The first two Raiders games went according to plan. They established an early lead, played solid defense and cruised to victory. The offense proved a dynamic and defenders exceeded expectation.

That streak snapped on Sunday night, when nothing went right.

The Raiders fell off the rails early and never recovered, losing a 27-10 decision to Washington at FedEx Field.

They made an average Washington squad look like a juggernaut. A prolific Raiders offense wilted under Washington pressure. Their mighty offensive line had its worst day in a while and typically reliable quarterback Derek Carr was off target.

The Silver and Black had just 128 yards of total offense, and gave up explosive plays on defense. They were beat soundly on both lines, and were never able to dig out of a early rut.

The Raiders were uninspired in most instances, but Marquette King gave his team some life. He forced a muffed punt late in the third quarter that James Cower recovered. Carr found Jared Cook on a 21-yard touchdown that ended the shutout.

The defense didn’t allow a comeback to take shape, giving up a 74-yard reception to running back Chris Thompson – he had 188 yards of total offense – that set up a field goal that put the Raiders down three scores.

Cory James forced a fumble deep in Washington territory, but the Raiders only mustered a field goal

The Raiders laid an egg in the first half. They got manhandled on both sides of the ball, committed silly turnovers and gave Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins far too much time to work.

He picked the Raiders secondary apart on two touchdown drives that established a two-score halftime lead. Former 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, seeing more time with Jordan Reed hurt, had five catches for 58 yards and a touchdown.

The Raiders have long struggled covering tight ends, and made the veteran look like his old self, when he was dominant as a 49er.

The whole team seemed flat early in this game. Marshawn Lynch struggled to get the ground game going, Carr threw too many to the other team and the Raiders fell in an early hole.

Carr’s rough start: Derek Carr’s first pass was an interception. It wasn’t the only one. The typically reliable Raiders quarterback was out of sync to start this nationally televised contest, and the offense sputtered as a result. He was sacked on consecutive plays, as the offensive line struggled to maintain a pocket.

Washington scored after both Carr interceptions, and he finished the first half with just 32 passing yards.

Marquette strikes again: Raiders punter Marquette King puts some English on his punts. They’re tough to catch when he does that.

He forced a muffed punt for the second time in as many games, Sunday night, which helped the Raiders get on the scoreboard. James Cower recovered the muffed punt, and Carr found Jared Cook a few plays later to score the team’s first touchdown.

Raiders' punter Marquette King shows Nick Young around Oakland

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Raiders' punter Marquette King shows Nick Young around Oakland

New Warriors guard Nick Young is new to the Bay Area after spending the last four seasons in Los Angeles with the Lakers. 

Well, Young quickly found a fellow Oakland athlete to show him around town. Naturally, Raiders punter Marquette King is playing host to Oakland for Young.

King posted a video on Instagram Friday night writing, "BayArea don't worry! Ima make sure my boy @swaggyp1 feel at home!" 

BayArea don't worry! Ima make sure my boy @swaggyp1 feel at home!

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The Raiders' punter also posted a picture of him playing football with Young. 

Huuuaaaahhh!!! #LetsPlayFootball

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The Raiders are slated to play in Oakland the next three seasons before moving to Las Vegas.