Wait a minute, somebody did know. Two people, actually.
Mike Mitchell admitted Wednesday that he and fellow safety Tyvon Branch were the only players who realized Oakland's defense was at one-man disadvantage after safety Jerome Boyd mistakenly ran off the field.
"But we couldn't do anything," Mitchell told The Associated Press. "We had to play it out, and we didn't want to be too crazy because then they would realize it."
Talk about knowing how to react in the heat of the moment. Because the truth of the matter is that, with the game on the line and the Raiders playing man-to-man one man down, Mitchell and Branch had every reason to go into panic mode. Guess it's a good thing they didn't.