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Daily Madden: Pigeon Should Have Been Flagged During Raiders-Chiefs Game

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Sebastian Janikowski is congratulated by Shane Lechler after kicking a 57-yard field goal against the Chiefs in the second quarter on Dec. 16, 2012 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The most exciting part of the Oakland Raiders contest against the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday was undoubtedly the pigeon that wouldn’t get off the field.

“This pigeon tried to get in the huddle,” coach Madden told the KCBS morning team, all still scratching their heads the bird didn’t get flagged for being in the neutral zone.

But look at the pigeon’s performance at half time, when it evaded a bucket-wielding suit who tried to make it look like a normal part of football.

“They tried to kick him. They tried catch him. They tried the bucket and they couldn’t do it, so they probably couldn’t flag him either,” Madden said.

“It was the high point of the game, I guarantee you. The fans got into that more than they got into any play in the game.”

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM. And catch John’s extra report at 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Fridays during the NFL season.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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