PFF: No Touchdowns, But Derek Carr Played His Best Game of the Year Against the Broncos

Sunday’s victory over the Broncos was by far the most convincing win of the Raiders’ season so far.

Statistically, however, it was Derek Carr’s worst.

For the first time all year, Carr didn’t throw a touchdown pass and 154 passing yards was his second-lowest total of the season (he threw for 111 yards against the Browns amid 40 MPH winds). Carr’s 81.1 quarterback rating on Sunday was his worst of the season, too.

Nevertheless, Pro Football Focus gave Carr the NFL’s highest grade this week (with the Monday night game still to come) and Carr’s last two games have been his highest grades all year.

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Don’t let the box score fool you, Derek Carr put forth an ELITE 90.3 overall grade Sunday! 🔥- 90.3 grade leads all QBs in Week 10- last 2 weeks have been his 2 highest graded games this season 👀Is Derek Carr turning it on at just the right time, #RaiderNation?


We’ve heard the term “luck” linked to Carr’s play from a PFF analyst this year, but on Sunday he had anything but a lucky day. Carr lost two touchdown passes to dropped passes from Nelson Agholor and Darren Waller, while running backs punched in all four of the Raiders touchdowns.

Next up on the schedule for the Raiders is the Chiefs. Carr and company will look to sweep the season series with Kansas City for the first time since 2012.

Carr has taken heat over his career for his play against the Chiefs, but some of his best games have actually come against them. He’ll need another MVP-caliber effort to beat them this week because the rumor is the defending Super Bowl champs are especially fired up for this one.

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9 thoughts on “PFF: No Touchdowns, But Derek Carr Played His Best Game of the Year Against the Broncos

  1. Good win but there is a whole lot of season to go next up kc we need to be extra aggressive against kc no letting up from the first play of the game go raiders

  2. I have always supported Carr on the Raiders and have debated the haters along the way, arguing that Carr needed more talent and consistent coaching. When he gets it, the team excels. When he lacks it, he (Carr) still excels and makes the most of what he has to work with. The haters are very silent right now as they should be. Very happy for the Raiders and Carr right now.

  3. Who cares if the chiefs are fired up, so are The Raiders! We want this and shall have it!!! Raider Nation lives on…..

  4. DC4 is exactly what he needs to be almost every game… ” Consistent, Patient & Composed” this is a team sport and when you have a QB that his teammates get fired up for week in & week out it will eventually payoff and we’re finally seeing what patience is doing for this team! Free agents want to play for teams that have “Chemistry & Loyalty” especially when you start piling up some Win’s you’ll start seeing quality players wanting that opportunity and that’s when us Loyal Raiders fans will once again have one of the best football teams in the NFL. It’s been along time coming but you better believe that it’s closer than the naysayers want to admit! Committed to Excellence… Go Raiders!

  5. We have a young D that is just starting to gel and figure out their roles. They had virtually no offseason or preseason and alot of new faces .I think the plan is coming together at the right time and a win this week against the chumps..sorry meant champs….is going to put us in a playoff drivers seat….F KC….go RAIDERS

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