Derek Carr adds running threat for Raiders this season
In Gruden’s first stint with the team, Rich Gannon had great success as a scrambler, ranking fourth among all quarterbacks from 1999-2001 with 1,058 yards rushing. He also lowered his shoulder and took a big hit fighting for extra yards on another run. “I feel like as a football fan, whenever the quarterback does that kind of stuff, it pumps the whole sideline up,” Carr said. And Carr has made the most of his runs, turning them into nine first downs — including eight in his past four games. He believes that threat will open up more opportunities for big plays throwing off scrambles if defenses start playing him to run.
Carr, Raiders overcome windy, wintry weather to down Browns
Using running back Josh Jacobs and a short passing game, Carr controlled the clock in the second half and kept the ball away from the Browns (5-3). Jacobs finished with a career-high 128 yards — 80 in the second half — on 31 carries. The Raiders appeared to take the lead earlier in the second quarter when Carr connected with Henry Ruggs III in the back right corner of the end zone from 11 yards. Las Vegas settled for Carlson's 29-yard field goal to tie it 3-3. INJURIESRaiders: Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was carted off in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return.
Carr helps Raiders snap Chiefs' 13-game win streak, 40-32
And when Carr threw an early interception Sunday that helped the Chiefs take a commanding lead, well, it seemed as if history was repeating itself. “I've had a lot of sad walks up that ramp,” Carr said later, “but you know what? Not today.”Instead, the oft-criticized quarterback steadied his shaky team, outplayed Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and led the Raiders to a 40-32 victory. But the Raiders (3-2) recovered a squib quick, Jacobs rumbled for a first down as the Chiefs (4-1) burned timeouts, and Carr sneaked for the crucial first down. But that's how these things go.”The Chiefs tied it at halftime, and the game slowed down during a scoreless third quarter.