Carr also had a breakout game, completing 29 of 52 passes for 417 yards and 3 touchdowns. The third of those touchdowns was the game-winner. From Carr’s perspective, not only did he drive the team down the field in the 2-minute drill, but he threw five touchdown passes at the end.
The first was the 28-yard pass to Jared Cook that was just shy of the end zone, the second Michael Crabtree was flagged for offensive pass interference, the third Cook was held, the fourth Patterson was held and couldn’t keep both feet inbounds. The fifth was the charm at the left pylon to Crabtree to take the game 31-30 after the extra point.
Other eligible players are:
Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears
Jackson became the first player in NFL history to have multiple defensive touchdowns over 75 yards in a game. Jackson recovered a fumble for a touchdown and had a pick-six in the Bears' 17-3 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Travis Benjamin, LA Chargers
Benjamin returned a punt for a 65-yard touchdown and caught a 42-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers as the Chargers shut out the Denver Broncos, 21-0.
Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Elliott rushed for 147 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns while adding a 72-yard touchdown reception in the Cowboys' 40-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
Wentz completed 17 of 25 passes 268 yards and four touchdowns in the Eagles' 34-24 victory over Washington.