Pittsburgh Steelers at Oakland Raiders: 5 takeaways from Week 14
Carr playing like it’s 2016
Though he was playing with a rib injury, Big Ben proved to be big time once again as he not only gave the Steelers the lead late in the game, but very nearly led the comeback had a little luck not gone the Raiders’ way. Roethlisberger played well, but number four for the Raiders played better.
Carr filled the stat sheet with 322 yards passing, two touchdowns with zero interceptions once again for a 122.4 quarterback rating. Most encouraging was the manner in which Carr helped bring the Raiders back from not one but two fourth quarter deficits. For some moments there Sunday afternoon, it felt as if we were back in 2016.
The Raiders were right to stick with and choose to build around Carr as the rebuild commences. Skeptics were eager to write off number four but he’s proven them wrong not with words but with play on the field. He’s already building chemistry in light of lack of receiving talent and being able to put on a performance in spite of a still hobbled o-line, that’s the expectations of a franchise quarterback.