Carr ral­lies Raiders late in wild game

Baltimore Sun - - NFL -

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.


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