Las Vegas Raiders vs Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Surprises from Week 7
Are you not entertained? Because perhaps you should be. Especially when it comes to the play of Derek Carr.
The quarterback has not only led the Raiders to a 5-2 record, but he is doing it in style with eye-popping numbers. Carr is a mere six yards off of the passing yards leader in the league and added another superstar performance with one of the best in his career against the Eagles.
Carr completed 31/34 passes for 323 yards and two touchdown passes. His 91.2% completion rate was the best of his career, and Carr looked to have full control of not only the Raider offense but the minds of the Eagle defenders. What makes the numbers so special is that Carr found his yardage on passes to nine different receivers.
To put this into context, the leading receiver for the Raiders only had 60 yards receiving, and this honor went to backup tight end Foster Moreau. This shows that no matter who you cover, it does not matter to Carr.
He can spread the ball out amongst all of his receivers. And the Eagles had no answers for the eight-year starter. With an offense that is finally catered to allowing Carr to look downfield much more often, it seems the quarterback should firmly be in MVP discussions. Carr had another great game Sunday, but honestly, in a season full of significant highlights for #4, this might have been his best.