There is not a better time for Derek Carr to have one of his better games of the season than against a struggling Broncos team at home on Sunday afternoon. Carr did not look to throw the football down the field against New England, as he averaged a terrible 4.84 yards per attempt in the ball game.
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In games where Carr averages at least 8.00 yards per attempt, Oakland is 4-0. When he is under that threshold, the Raiders are 0-5, not including the loss to the Baltimore Ravens during the EJ Manuel start. Simply put, Carr needs to air it out against the Broncos.
There is no reason to worry about turning the ball over. The season comes down to this game, so Carr and the Raiders must go down swinging. Moving the sticks on the Broncos pass defense is never easy, but it is paramount for Oakland on Sunday. This is a game where Carr needs to prove he can be the best player on a football field in a rivalry game.
Unless the Broncos’ current tailspin continues for the next few seasons, when are the Raiders ever going to get a 3-7 Denver team on a six-game losing streak playing you in your own building? There has never been a better time for Carr, or the Raiders for that matter, to stick it to the Broncos. Look for Carr to have one of his best games of the season on Sunday afternoon.