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Brock Osweiler Said Laser Pointer From Stands Affected His Play

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It was like a freaking Laser Floyd show in Mexico City last night, with someone in the pro-Raiders crowd shining a big-ass green laser pointer at Brock Osweiler in an attempt to distract the Texans’ QB in Houston’s2 7-20 loss. It worked: Osweiler called it “very distracting” and said it “certainly affected” his play.

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Green laser pointers shined at opponents are par for the course at Azteca (as are the “puto” chants that greeted each Texans kickoff), and they can be a legitimate issue for players. Osweiler spoke about the distraction after the game.

“There were multiple times I saw a green laser coming from the stands,” Osweiler said. “There was a couple of times it definitely hit me in the eye. And it was very noticeable.

“I never want to say one thing is a difference-maker, but certainly, having a laser zoomed in on your eyeball definitely affects how you play a game.”


“I’ve never experienced a laser being shined in my eyeball during a football game, let alone a professional football game in the National Football League,” Osweiler said. “So, I think that was certainly disappointing. At the end of the day, that’s not why we lost the game. That was just one small factor, but it certainly affected how I was playing.”


The MNF broadcast crew said stadium security was looking for whoever had the laser pointer, but there was no update on whether the culprit was identified.

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