In Carr We Trust is the New Raider Nation Mantra

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Sep 21, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Not Too Big For Him

The reason why everyone in the football world says, “It’s not too big for him.” is because it really isn’t too big for him. If you need proof that it isn’t, look no further than Carr’s game against the New England Patriots out in Foxborough. He’s playing against the greatest quarterback, head coach and corner of this generation in their own house without flinching.

Going in, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was 11-5 vs rookie quarterbacks, forcing 22 interceptions while 10-0 at home. But when Carr got his chance, he didn’t fold as he almost and should have been the first while out-Bradying Brady and going 5-6 for 63 yards at All-World corner Darelle Revis. After Brady led his offense to a field goal late in the game, Carr’s drive should have won it for the Raiders or forced overtime.

But Belichick got and unforced interception that first went through the unreliable hands of Raiders receiver Denarius Moore. The Raiders really should have tied the game already with a pass saved by a pass interference penalty on the Patriots and a run wiped away by a bogus holding call on the Raiders. Imagine what people would have said if Andre Holmes wasn’t tackled on that pass and the Raiders went on to win.