We recently looked at the Raiders’ prowess in overtime. They have won seven straight overtime games dating back to 2008, which is the longest current streak in the NFL. For a team that has had just one winning season since 2003, it’s kind of cool for it to have this type of bragging rights.
The player on the Raiders’ current roster who has most contributed to this streak is quarterback Derek Carr. He is 3-0 in his career in overtime. Carr, who has been the Raiders’ starting quarterback since his rookie season in 2014, had led the Raiders to overtime wins over San Diego (2015), at Tampa Bay (2016) and Cleveland (2018). Carr has played well in those overtime periods as the Associated Press points out.
Per the AP, Carr has a 115.7 career passer rating in overtime. It is, by far, his highest passer rating by quarter. Yes, it’s a very small sample size as Carr has played less than three quarters in overtime. But it is an example that he can deliver in the clutch. And, for a player who is often bashed, that type of success should be pointed out as well.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Hudson is No. 1: USA Today ranked Raiders’ center Rodney Hudson at the top center in the NFL. That’s difficult to argue with.
- Speaking of Hudson: PFF has a nice look at Raiders’ offensive line.
- Analyst not big on Raiders: Warren Sharp is a well-known NFL metrics type. He doesn’t like what he sees from the Raiders.
- What could have been? NBC Bay Area looks back at Bill Belichick’s candidacy for the Raiders’ head coaching gig in 1998. Al Davis picked Jon Gruden instead. Wonder whatever happened to that Belichick guy?
- Offensive depth: The Athletic looks at the Raiders’ offense.