Carr Silences Cold Weather Concerns
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Derek Carr cant play in cold weather. At face value I get the argument that his stats through an 0-5 career record in away games in sub-40 degree weather hasn’t been the best. He’s averaging 166 passing YPG, 54% completion percentage and has a 4-6 TD/INT ratio.
But like most people know football is a team game, and your performance on the field can be as much about your fellow teammates, or the team across from you, as it can be solely on you alone. Specially when the team across from you in those instances are playoff contending and Super Bowl caliber teams.
That being said, the team across from him this week he is very familiar with. In his last 5 games against the Broncos he’s 3-2, averaging 223 passing YPG and has a 5-0 TD/INT ratio. The last time the Raiders won a game in Denver was on December 13th, 2015 where they won 15-12. Derek Carr led them to a victory that day in……..wait for it……….sub 40 degree weather.
We saw Derek Carr have one of his best seasons the first year in Grudens system last year, and is having an even better year efficiency wise posting a better completion percentage, and better TD/INT ratio.
He produced a much needed big game last week against the Chargers throwing for 291 yards and having 1 passing and 1 rushing touchdown. Expect him to keep the success going in Denver as the Raiders try and do their part to squeak into the 6th seed and get a playoff spot.