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Silver Minings: Derek Carr’s touchdown pass rate is low

Raiders QB is not getting bang for his buck

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NFL: Washington Football Team at Las Vegas Raiders
Derek Carr
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The Las Vegas Raiders’ offensive problems are well documented.

They have scored 16 points or less in six of their last nine games, and it’s a big reason why they have lost four out of five games to tumble to 6-6. The red zone offense is a big problem — basically, the Raiders can’t find the end zone consistently. They are moving the ball, they are just settling for too many field goals.

As shown by this tweet below, Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr is putting up some historically odd numbers.

He is second in the NFL with 3,663 passing yards, but 13th in the NFL with 17 touchdown passes. Of course, the Raiders’ offensive problems are not all on Carr, but it starts with him.

In other Raiders’ links:

  • Linebacker time? Pro Football Focus has the Raiders taking a linebacker in their 2022 mock draft.
  • Top free agent: PFF has ranked Raiders’ cornerback Casey Hayward among the best 2021 free-agent signing in the NFL. Remember, Hayward was inked after the draft. What a get for the Silver and Black.
  • Game recap: The Las Vegas Review-Journal looked at how the Raiders’ blew Sunday’s home game against Washington.
  • Nice company: Raiders’ wide receiver Hunter Renfrow joined some great players in team history with by registering back-to-back 100-yard receiving games.