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Derek Carr moves into top 5 in franchise record books and other Raiders superlatives

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Derek Carr has been leading the Raiders offense to big numbers. How big? Franchise top five big.

Sunday in Oakland the Raiders notched their fourth win of the season to improve to 4-1. They did it once again on the backs of Derek Carr and the offense, just as they have in the big win in Baltimore last week and in New Orleans in the season opener.

At the half, the Raiders had nine points, all on field goals. They scored 25 points in the second half on three touchdowns, a two-point conversion and a field goal, to pull out a 34-31 win.

Derek Carr threw for 317 yards in the win and two touchdowns in the win. He also converted the 2-point conversion through the air.

It was Carr’s ninth career 300-plus yard passing game, which moved him into fifth all-time in franchise history. One more 300-yard passing game would tie him with Jim Plunkett and Carson Palmer for third in franchise history.

Other superlatives:
  • The 4-1 start is the first since 2002 when the team made it to Super Bowl XXXVII.
  • The win gives them a three-game win streak which is their first such streak since 2011 when the team ran off three straight in Weeks 10-12.
  • On Amari Cooper’s 64-yard touchdown reception, Cooper passed Rod Streater for most receiving yards through the first two seasons in franchise history. He finished with 6 catches for 138 yards to lead all receivers.
  • Michael Crabtree caught a 21-yard touchdown catch on fourth and 3. It was his third of the game, extending his streak of 22 consecutive games with at least three receptions.
  • Karl Joseph hauled in Philip Rivers’ second interception of the day at the end of the first half, eventually leading to another field goal by K Sebastian Janikowski. The interception by Joseph was the first of his career.
  • In his Raiders debut, LB Perry Riley Jr. forced a fumble on an Antonio Gates catch at the 22-yard-line to keep the Chargers from scoring on their opening possession. He finished with a team leading 7 combined tackles (6 solo).
  • Stacy McGee had his second and third sacks of the season in the game; sharing the second sack with Dan Williams. He also had two forced fumbles.