Raiders vs Broncos: Offensive Grades for 2021 Week 16
This wasn’t the prettiest game by Derek Carr, or even close to his best performance, but as Raiders fans like to point out on Twitter “the only stat that matters is a win” So are we not allowed to criticize Carr for the interception he threw to Bradley Chubb, which I don’t, and Tashan Reed of the Athletic seems to agree, or his strip sack in the third quarter that thankfully ended with a missed kick?
No of course we are, but that interception was just an incredible leap and catch on a screen pass by Chubb, and Carr did get his shoulder hurt on that sack play and I don’t begrudge any player that drops the ball when he gets hurt that’s just a natural human reaction. All in all Carr did what he could given the weapons at his disposal after losing one of his starting wide receivers before the game and going against one of the top defenses in the league in terms of rushing the passer and defending the pass.
Carr finished with 201 passing yards one touchdown and the two turnovers that i mentioned earlier. But what I think is the most important part of this game was the Raiders have not only won two games in a row, but have also done it without Carr having to throw for over 300 yards.
Carr did throw a deep ball to Foster Moreau to seal the game for the Raiders and be able to lineup in the prettiest formation in football the victory formation.