Carr has got to be better
Despite the fact that the Raiders went into the game sitting at 1-3, Derek Carr had been putting up some of his better numbers of his NFL career this season. Coming off an incredible effort against the Cleveland Browns, the thought was Carr would be able to move the ball against the Chargers defense, but Los Angeles came to play in this one.
In fact, outside of a handful of throws, Carr had arguably the worst game of his season, and it could not have come at a worse time. The Raiders needed this victory, and when the game was still in doubt, and the team had a chance to cut into the deficit, Carr made another throw that leaves you scratching your head.
The Raiders were playing with two rookie tackles, and star offensive guard Kelechi Osemele was also out due to injury. But still, the Raiders paid Carr all that money so that he would step up in situations like Sunday, and if they are going to turn this season around, he has to be the leader he proved to be in Week 4’s overtime victory.