Las Vegas Raiders vs Philadelphia Eagles: 3 things we learned in Week 7
Derek Carr is a top-five quarterback.
No, I didn’t stutter, and this isn’t a typo, but the truth of the matter is, the Las Vegas Raiders have one of the top-5 quarterbacks in the NFL. Derek Carr has dominated during the 2021 NFL season and has even stepped up his game to another level after the resignation of Jon Gruden.
Carr came into this game second in passing yards only behind Tom Brady and he didn’t do anything to lose his spot. He finished with 323 yards two touchdowns and an interception after losing his number one target right before the game, and his Pro Bowl running back in the second quarter.
This game made it not only two games in a row against a good pass defense that he threw for 300 yards, but in all five of the Raiders wins, Carr has thrown for over 300 yards. With Jon Gruden no longer in charge of the offense, Carr has been the coach on the field, and he has shown mastery of this Raiders attack.
After Carr’s play against Philadelphia, people are going to finally ask the question is Derek Carr one of the best quarterbacks in the league. I mean he not only threw for 300 yards but also a 91.2 completion percentage,e leaving him second place all-time in a game behind only Drew Brees.
The Las Vegas Raiders were in a good position to go into the bye week on a high note, and they took care of business against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Raiders will be on their bye next week in perfect time to let Waller and Jacobs heal up before going on the road in Week 9 as they take on the seemingly ever-struggling New York Giants and a defense that only allowed a field goal today by the Panthers. The Raiders enter their bye week with a 5-2 record and atop the AFC West after losses by the Broncos and Chiefs and a bye week for the Chargers.