1. Carr needs to figure out Arrowhead Stadium
Death, taxes, and Derek Carr not winning at Arrowhead Stadium. In his five career games at Arrowhead, Carr is 0-5. In those games Carr has thrown three touchdowns and six interceptions. His struggles at one specific stadium are hard to explain, but are wildly concerning considering the fact that the Raiders must play there every season.
Although in multiple of Carr’s trips there the game has been meaningless, Carr should still be better than he has been. Even more intriguing, Kansas City’s defense has not been good during Carr’s career. Their secondary has been the weak link for years, yet Carr cannot seem to do anything against them.
This issue seems to be isolated however. Carr only struggles this much when he is in Kansas City. In Oakland this year Carr threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions. The Raiders lost the game, but went down swinging as opposed to this game.
For Oakland to be successful and climb to the top of the AFC West, they need to figure out how to win on the road in Kansas City. Whether that is with Carr or another quarterback remains to be seen. If the Raiders stick with Carr, he needs to figure out his issue with playing at Arrowhead stadium, it is as simple as that.