5 realistic expectations for the Oakland Raiders in Week 14
By Brad Weiss
Derek Carr goes off
Say what you want about Derek Carr, but he is quietly putting together one of the better statistical seasons of his five-year NFL career. Last weekend, Carr absolutely put on a show against the Kansas City Chiefs, utilizing a bunch of his weapons in his best performance of the season.
This weekend, he is going up against a Steelers defense that has not nabbed an interception in weeks, and he should have no problem finding his spots against their secondary. Jon Gruden is a master at putting a good offensive gameplan together, and while there are few weapons on this offense in the passing game, Carr continues to put up solid numbers.
In addition, Carr has not thrown an interception in seven games, as he has really started to grasp what Gruden likes to do on the offensive side of the ball. He is going to have his shots against the Steelers this weekend, and I could definitely see him throwing for 300-plus yards and three touchdowns against them.