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Turning point play of Week 9: Derek Carr evades pressure, finds Hunter Renfrow for game-winner

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NFL: Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Hunter Renfrow is most well known for his game-winning touchdown catch in the 2017 national championship game against Alabama.

Now in the NFL, he is going to be known for another game-winner.

With the game knotted at 24-24, and the ball on the Lions 8-yard line, the Raiders were faced with a third-and-goal with just 2:10 on the clock. Derek Carr took the snap and immediately faced heavy pressure off the left side.

Carr was able to buy himself some time by evading the pressure, and the scramble drill was on for the Raiders. Moving to his left, Carr saw Renfrow pop open at the last second and delivered a bullet for a touchdown.

Renfrow did a great job of working back to his quarterback to make himself available, all while making sure to get both feet down. Renfrow has now caught touchdowns in consecutive weeks.

The drive got started with a high risk, high reward throw by Carr to Richard on a wheel route for a gain of 31. Three plays later, Carr found Richard again on a designed pick play underneath for a gain of 23 yards to the Lions’ 8, setting up the go-ahead score.

The defense nearly coughed up the lead, but held tough on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, as Karl Joseph made a play climbing over the back of the intended receiver to knock the ball away.