Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is cementing his reputation as a 4th quarter comeback artist. He threw two more 4th quarter touchdown passes last night against the Texans in Mexico City to lead the Raiders to the 27-20 come from behind win. The win moves the Silver and Black to 8-2 on the year.
The Raiders offense was stagnant through three quarters, partly due to a number of drops by Raider wide receivers, but trailing 20-13 in the 4th, Carr hit fullback Jamize Olawali on a pass out of the backfield that resulted in a 75-yard score to tie the game at 20.
Carr later found Amari Cooper for the game winner on a 35-yard catch and run score that gave Oakland a 27-20 lead with just over four minutes left in the 4th.
— NFL (@NFL) November 22, 2016
The much maligned Brock Osweiler was unable to lead the Texans to the game-tying score. Osweiler played one of his best game of the season, which wasn’t that great. He threw for 243 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and was robbed of a 1st quarter touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins, who was ruled to have stepped out of bounds. The replay appeared to show Hopkins never stepped out, but Bill O’Brien was unable to challenge the play by rule, and the call was upheld.
In addition to the Raiders defense, and overwhelmingly pro-Raider Azteca Stadium crowd, Osweiler also had to contend with being targeted by some jackass in the stands with a laser pointer.
Got a laser on Osweiler. ?? pic.twitter.com/qAt5YldIb6
— NE Thugtriots (@fearthe_beard11) November 22, 2016
In the postgame press conference, Osweiler admitted he was aware of the laser, and it was a noticeable distraction multiple times during the game. Out of context, it sounds like he’s describing the first scenes of an alien abduction.
Whether you like Osweiler or think he’s a stiff, playing quarterback in the NFL is hard enough without getting blinded by laser pointers from the stands.
— Matt Musil (@KHOUSportsMatt) November 22, 2016