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Raiders QB Derek Carr named Clutch Performer of the Week

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With just over 2:00 left in the game last Sunday in Oakland, Derek Carr entered the huddle. The Ravens had just added a field goal to take their first lead of the game at 33-30 and Carr would need to put together a long drive to either tie the game or win it.

He won it.

The Raiders broke the huddle and in one minute, 44 seconds, went 80 yards in 9 plays, capped off by a 12-yard touchdown strike from Carr to Seth Roberts. It was the game-winner as an interception on the first play of the Ravens' next series sealed the 37-33 win. On that drive, Carr was 7 of 9 for 65 yards and the touchdown.

The late drive completed a phenomenal performance in which Carr threw for 351 yards and 3 touchdowns, and four times putting the Raiders back ahead after the Ravens came back to tie it or take the lead. Carr also spread the ball around, completing passes to 10 different receivers. This included two 100-yard receivers in Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper and Andre Holmes adding 50 yards of his own.

For his efforts, he has been named the Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week, beating out Peyton Manning and fellow 2014 draftee QB Johnny Manziel.

Manning led the Broncos from behind to tie the game with the Chiefs 24-24 in the final two minutes before a Broncos fumble return for a touchdown sealed the victory. Manziel threw a 50-yard touchdown with just under three minutes left to go up by two scores. Technically neither of them had a come-from-behind, game-winning drive, so Carr was the logical choice for the award.