Carr rallies Raiders late in wild game
Derek Carr came back from an injured pinkie to lead another fourth-quarter comeback and the Raiders won their fifth straight game, beating the Panthers 35-32 on Sunday in Oakland, Calif.
Carr threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns despite missing a series after the injury, leading the Raiders (9-2) back from an eightpoint deficit to clinch their first winning season since 2002.
After leading a game-tying drive earlier in the fourth quarter, Carr hit Michael Crabtree on a 49-yard pass on third-and-9 from the 14 to help set up Sebastian Janikowski’s 23-yard field goal with 1:45 left that gave them the lead.
Cam Newton led the Panthers (4-7) into Raiders territory on the final drive, but Greg Olsen dropped a pass on third down that would have put the Panthers in field goal range. Khalil Mack stripped Newton on a fourth-down sack to seal the win. Buccaneers 14, Seahawks 5: Jameis Winston threw a pair of TDs to Mike Evans and the Buccaneers’ rejuvenated defense shut down Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Alterraun Verner, whose father died Friday, had one of two interceptions off Wilson, and the Bucs sacked the quarterback six times. Raiders QB Derek Carr raises his fist after successfully completing a two-point conversion Sunday. Patriots 22, Jets 17: Tom Brady tied Peyton Manning for the most wins by a QB in league history, getting his 200th victory by throwing a go-ahead TD with 1:56 left. Giants 27, Browns 13: Eli Manning threw three TDs and Jason PierrePaul returned a fumble for a TD as the Giants extended their winning streak to six games. The Browns have lost 15 in a row. Titans 27, Bears 21: Marcus Mariota threw for 226 yards and two TDs, as the Titans held on after leading by as many as 20 early in the fourth. Bears WRs dropped 10 passes. Falcons 38, Cardinals 19: Taylor Gabriel caught two TDpasses as the Falcons returned from a open week to add to the Cardinals’ misery. Chargers 21, Texans 13: Philip Rivers threw for 242 yards and three TDs to hand the Texans their first home loss. Saints 49, Rams 21: Drew Brees passed for 310 yards and four TDs and Mark Ingram scored twice, 10 days after being knocked unconscious in a Thursday night loss to the Panthers. Ingram rushed for 146 yards on 14 carries. Dolphins 31, 49ers 24: Ndamukong Suh tackled Colin Kaepernick 2 yards short of the goal line as time ran out, and the Dolphins handed the 49ers a franchise-record 10th consecutive loss. Ravens 19, Bengals 14: Justin Tucker kicked four field goals to help the Ravens snap a five-game losing streak against the Bengals. Bills 28, Jaguars 21: LeSean McCoy scored twice, including a careerbest 75-yard run, and Tyrod Taylor’s 16-yard TD pass to Justin Hunter put the Bills ahead for good during a second half in which the teams traded the lead five times. Chiefs at Broncos: Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was active for the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but fellow starters Dee Ford, Jaye Howard and Jeremy Maclin were ruled out.