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Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) drops back to pass against the New York Jets during a game at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Raiders 19-14. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Solid Rookie Debut

With a quarterback rating of 92 in the game, rookie quarterback Derek Carr had a good debut that could have been better. He got off to a hot, 7-7 start then fell off a bit when the Jets adapted to his short throws while the Raiders coaches didn’t adapt until too late. Speaking of late, Carr threw a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to James Jones after some good completions on that drive.

Carr might have led a touchdown drive on the drive before that if Streater had been able to catch the ball. On the first drop, he ran a drag across the middle with everyone else deep and it was man coverage with Streater finally getting separation. That could have been a huge play that would have at least got the Raiders in scoring position if not a touchdown itself.

Then he had a drop on a 2nd-and-7 would have had the ball on the 40 yard line with a 1st-down but instead, Carr is sacked on third down. The Raiders were then set to go for it on fourth down but a penalty forced the Raiders to punt the ball away. If they score on that drive, which I believe they would have, Carr 30-yard touchdown pass to James Jones would have been the game-winner.