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Silver Minings: Another example of poor touchdown production

Lack of touchdown passes hurt in 2021

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Derek Carr
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A lack of touchdown production was a problem for the Las Vegas Raiders all of 2021.

The red-zone was an issue all season and kicker Daniel Carlson attempted 43 field goals, the second most in the league. It was an issue in the Raiders’ wild-card playoff 26-19 loss at the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday.

Of the problem was a lack of passing touchdowns. Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr was fifth in the regular season with 4,804 yards thrown. But he threw only 23 touchdown. It was the 12th most in the NFL.

This below tweet illustrates what a problem the lack of getting into the end zone in the passing game was in 2021:

Whoever is leading the Raiders in 202, will have to figure out how to get more bang in the passing game.

Other Raiders links:

  • More change coming? The Las Vegas Review-Journal thinks Mike Mayock’s firing as general manager may be the first of many changes for the franchise this offseason.
  • A reason why move was made: The Athletic says Mayock’s poor success rate in the early rounds of the draft ultimately cost him his job.
  • Carr’s future: The chatter about quarterback Derek Carr’s future in Las Vegas has already started.
  • Maxx thoughts: Raiders’ defensive end Maxx Crosby joined the Rich Eisen show.