Las Vegas Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs 2022 Week 5: Studs and Duds
Stud – Derek Carr
With one notable exception during the COVID-19 season in 2020, Arrowhead Stadium has been a house of horrors for Derek Carr. He has had some of the worst games of his career down there, especially in cold weather but that was of no concern on Monday night.
Carr had a similar game to the victory in 2020 where the Raiders were able to control the ball on the ground while he connected on two long touchdowns through the air. In 2020 it was Nelson Agholor and Henry Ruggs that caught the dimes and this time he hit Davante Adams twice in stride to shock the Arrowhead crowd.
He finished the day going 19-30 for 241 yards and two touchdowns and no turnovers though he came close to one at the end of the first half.
The veteran QB’s best play came on 3rd and 6 from just inside Kansas City territory as he stepped up and hit a streaking Adams in stride just over the arms of two defenders. It set up a potential go-ahead 2-point conversion that the Raiders failed to convert and would ultimately cost them the game on their next offensive drive.
Some of the blame for that failed game-winning drive can be laid at Derek Carr’s feet but he did just about all he could to get the Raiders in position to win but a combination of poor execution and officiating conspired against him. This is now the third failed game-winning drive for Carr and the Raiders this season he stepped up and delivered in a major way but the team just could not hold on despite a 17-0 lead in the first half.