5 realistic expectations for the Oakland Raiders in Week 15
By Brad Weiss
Derek Carr continues his INT-less streak
For all the noise surrounding Derek Carr at the beginning of the season, the fifth-year starting quarterback is playing at an elite level as we enter the final three games of the season. In fact, he has not thrown an interception in eight games, and based on what we have seen with him learning Jon Gruden’s offense, his best years are likely in front of him.
Carr is already all over the Raiders records books, but he has an opportunity to pass Rich Gannon for most consecutive passes without an interception on Sunday. Gannon’s record of 277 passes without a pick could fall in the first half this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, as Carr needs only 15 in a row to set the record.
One look at Carr’s statistics over the last eight games and it is clear that he has gotten the hang of Gruden’s offense, and should be the signal-caller for this team for the foreseeable future. The Raiders have a bunch of holes on their roster, but quarterback is definitely not one of them, and they should do nothing to change that this offseason.