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Derek Carr broke all kinds of records, other Raiders superlatives in OT win over Buccaneers

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Having to come back from all the penalties had Derek Carr putting up some monster numbers.

What a crazy, crazy game. I quite literally have never seen anything like it. All day the Raiders were putting themselves in tough situations with penalties, and yet still managed to come out with a win.

A major reason for the Raiders pulling this one out was despite how many times they found themselves in a hole, Derek Carr and the Raiders offense dug them out of it. Sometimes it took a while, but in the end it was a long touchdown pass from Carr that finally ended this insane affair.

What Carr did was throw for 513 yards and 4 touchdowns with zero interceptions.

He is just the third player in NFL history with 500 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions in a game, joining Ben Roethlisberger (2014) and Y.A. Tittle (1962).

That 513 yards sets a new franchise record for passing yards in a game, surpassing the previous mark by some 86 yards. Cotton Davidson held the previous record for 52 years, setting the mark at 427 yards in 1964. Though, to be fair, ‘only’ 372 of those yards came in regulation. Then again, if Amari Cooper hadn’t dropped a wide open pass up the right sideline, that would have brought Carr’s total to 417 yards and ended the game in regulation.

This is the 10th time in Carr’s career he has surpassed 300 yards in a game. It moves him into a tie for third all-time for most in team history with Jim Plunkett and Carson Palmer. One more will tie him with Daryle Lamonica. Rich Gannon’s record of 20 games over 300 is a ways off yet.

He did, however, tie Gannon with his fifth career four touchdown game which is the third most in Raiders franchise history. The only Raiders quarterback with more are Ken Stabler (6) and Daryle Lamonica (7).

All this wouldn’t have meant much has the Raiders lost. Carr’s 41-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts is what ended it in overtime. It bring his total to seven game-winning drives in the fourth quarter/overtime since 2015 which is tied for the NFL lead.

Other Superlatives

  • The win brings the Raiders’ record to 6-2, their first 6-2 start since the 2001 season when they finished 10-6 and made it to the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.
  • With their Florida sweep, the Raiders are now 5-0 record on the road, marking the first time the franchise has started the season 5-0 on the road since 1977 when they finished with an 11-3 record and made it to the AFC Championship game.
  • The offense put up a total of 626 yards which ties the franchise single game record set on Oct. 25, 1964 against Denver.
  • The team also finished with a 500-yard passer and two 100-yard receivers (Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree) making them the only team in the NFL this season to do that.
  • Amari Cooper set career highs in receiving yards (173) and receptions (12). This is the third time this season he has set a new career high in receiving, having done it in the season opener at New Orleans (137) and against the Chargers in week 5 (138).
  • Seth Roberts caught the game-winning 41-yard touchdown in overtime, marking the third time Roberts has caught the game winning touchdown from Carr in his two years with the team.
  • Not only did Donald Penn catch a touchdown today against his former team, but he extended his streak of 147 consecutive starts, which is the third longest streak among active offensive linemen. So much for the Buccaneers thinking he was done.
  • Midway through the second quarter, Jamize Olawale made a 68-yard catch down the right side. It was the Raiders longest pass play of the season and the longest of Olawale’s career. It set up a first-and-goal at the three for the Raiders, which resulted in a 31-yard field goal by K Sebastian Janikowski to put Oakland on the board.
  • The Raiders defense held the Buccaneers to just three points in the first quarter. So far this season, the Raiders have allowed just 16 points in the first quarter, the fewest in the AFC and the third fewest in the league.
  • Khalil Mack had 2.0 sacks in the game, bringing his season total to 5.0. It was his first multi-sack game of the season and sixth of his career. He has a sack in three straight games, and all five of sacks have come in October. Happy Halloween.
  • Marquette King first punt of the day traveled 67 yards to Tampa Bay 20-yard line. The punt marked King’s 20th punt this season of 50 yards or more, which leads the NFL.