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Defensive Rankings and Team Record Comparisons w/ Carr

Having a bad defense seems to be the biggest argument regarding Carr and having a losing record. In my opinion, this is the strongest argument for keeping him around. However, I compiled a list of Raiders defensive rankings and records throughout Carrs tenure. I also listed (not all) teams that had similar defensive statistics but winning records in the same year.

All I wanted to do here was show that teams can win with bad defense.

Raiders w/ Carr

Year Rec Total D Yards PG (Rank) Def PPG (Rank)

2014: 3-13 357.6 (21) 28.2 (32)

2015: 7-9 363.6 (22) 24.9 (22)

2016: 12-4 375.1 (26) 24.1 (20)

2017: 6-10 350.1 (23) 23.3 (20)

2018: 4-12 381.4 (26) 29.2 (32)

2019: 7-9 354.8 (19) 26.2 (24)

2020: 8-8 389.1 (25) 29.9 (30)

Teams with Similar D Numbers But Better Records

2014: 10-6 375.6 (28) 25.0 (23) QBs: Foles (8 games) / Sanchez (8) - Eagles

2015: 9-7 380.6 (28) 23.7 (17) Cousins (16) - Washington

8-8 379.1 (26) 25.5 (25) Luck (8) / M. Hasselbeck (8) - Colts

2016: NONE

2017: 9-7 355.8 (27) 23.5 (21) Stafford (16) - Lions

2018: 12-4 405.5 (31) 26.3 (24) Mahomes (16) - Chiefs

2019: 11-5 381.6 (26) 24.9 (22) Wilson (16) - Seahawks

2020: 11-5 398.2 (28) 27.4 (24) Tannehill (16) - Titans