Throwing for 513 yards with 4 touchdowns and zero interceptions and a 117.4 passer rating is a pretty good week. That’s what Derek Carr did in last Sunday’s overtime win of the Buccaneers in Tampa and it deservedly earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
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.
Carr was having to dig the Raiders out of a hole all day. The team lost 200 yards on an NFL record 23 penalties, which is the main reason the game was sent to overtime. It took three possessions into the overtime period before Carr found Seth Roberts over the middle, Roberts broke a tackle and went 41 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
Not to be confused with the FedEx Air Player of the week and the Castrol Edge Clutch Player of the week which are decided by fan vote.