Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts: 3 things we learned
By Nick Ellis
Derek Carr is great if protected
We already knew that Carr was a great quarterback when given solid protection, but fans across the Raider Nation were calling Carr’s skill set into question after losing the last two games.
Carr was protected well against the Colts in a game where it seemed like he was never pressured at all. As a result, he was able to move the ball downfield all game without much problem.
Carr threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns against the Colts. If it weren’t for a dropped touchdown by Tyrell Williams, Carr would have had three touchdowns for the first time this season.
Carr looked comfortable in the pocket all day and was able to hit multiple different targets, including finally getting Josh Jacobs involved in the passing game. Carr is continuing to find a strong connection with Darren Waller, as well as continuing to find Tyrell Williams in the end zone.
As inconsistent as Carr appears to be, there is no question that his offensive line has been just as inconsistent. If Carr can continue to get pass protection like he did on Sunday, he should continue to produce victories.