The nominees for Castrol Edge Clutch Player of the Week. Among then is Derek Carr for leading the Raiders to a come-from-behind win over the Saints capped by a CLUTCH 2-point conversion to win it.
The only issue I have with this award is that is goes to a single player. Jack Del Rio made the call to go for two instead of tying it up with an extra point, Carr threw the pass, and Michael Crabtree went up and got it.
But since this is a player award instead of a play award, Carr’s nomination makes the most sense.
He orchestrated two of the three fourth quarter touchdown drives along with two successful 2-point conversions — the first one going to Amari Cooper on a fade to tie the game at 27-27 midway through the fourth.
Here is Carr’s competition for the award:
ALEX SMITH, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Smith scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime leading the Chiefs over the San Diego Chargers 33-27 in the season opener. Trailing 24-3 in the second half, Smith led the Chiefs comeback throwing for 363 yards and two touchdowns.
MIKE NUGENT, CINCINNATI BENGALS
Nugent's 47-yard field goal with 47 seconds remaining in the game lifted the Bengals 23-22 over the New York Jets on the road.
RUSSELL WILSON, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
With less than a minute to go in the game and the Seahawks trailing 10-6, Wilson hit Doug Baldwin with 31 seconds left for the game-winning touchdown catch. It was Wilson's 19th fourth quarter and overtime comeback.
MATT PRATER, DETROIT LIONS
Matt Prater atoned for missing an extra point by kicking the go-ahead 43-yard field goal against the Indianapolis Colts leading the Lions to a 39-35 win.
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