It was a page out of the 2016 season for Derek Carr to end the 2018 Pro Bowl. With the AFC down 23-17 late, Derek Carr led his squad down the field for the win.
Carr and the AFC got the ball at the NFC 47-yard-line with 3:44 remaining in the game. In fourth and 7, Carr completed a 12-yard pass to Jarvis Landry — two players who showed great chemistry all week — to convert and keep the drive and the AFC hopes alive.
From there, the AFC moved to the 18-yard-line where Carr threw a perfect pass on a post route to Titans’ tight end Delanie Walker for the score to tie it at 23-23. Here is that pass from several angles.
Derek Carr with the perfect pass to Delanie Walker to take the lead for the AFC with a minute and a half left. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/6IUwKFnXvM— Levi Damien (@LeviDamien) January 28, 2018
After the extra point, the AFC took the 24-23 lead. It was Delanie Walker’s second TD reception of the game.
The NFC would have one last shot with 1:31 remaining and their hopes would end with Von Miller sacking Jared Goff who fumbled it and Casey Heyward recovered it to seal the win for the AFC.
Walker would be named game MVP. Carr would go 11 of 15 for 115 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. His longest completion went to TY Hilton for 39 yards in the third quarter, setting up the AFC for their second touchdown on a 2-yard run by LeSean McCoy.
AFC players get $64,000 each for the win while the NFC earns $32,000 for the loss.
The AFC team was appreciative for Carr getting them some extra bonus money. They took the field to show it.
"I told you I gotchu!"— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) January 28, 2018
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