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Looks like Sunday's Chiefs vs. Raiders game was actually for the birds after all.
The little bird with the heart of a lion refused to leave the field Sunday as it waddled it's way through the trenches of Oakland's 15-0 victory. That's no exaggeration either; the pigeon actually was so embedded in the action that at one point, Chiefs LB Justin Houston was forced to figure out a way to get into the Raiders backfield without trampling the feathered fellow.
And with the pigeon refusing to drop his audition for the Raiders' sixth offensive lineman role, Oakland guard Mike Brisiel was eventually forced to give the winged warrior a friendly nudge with his foot to get it out of harm's way.
Don't worry, it wasn't too deterred though. With the crowd cheering louder for the bird than they have for the entire Raiders team all season, the pigeon decided to hang around to interfere the Raiderette's performance of "Jingle Bells" for his grand finale.
After that, stadium officials agreed that the pigeon had already caused enough ruckus and therefore decided to kindly show him the exit. It's a shame too because he was showing a legitimate ability to protect Carson Palmer's blindside.