Carr, after a slow start, finished with 435 passing yards completing 34 of 56 attempts with two touchdowns.
LAS VEGAS – As slow, clumsy and ugly as the Las Vegas Raiders offense was Monday night, it was just as efficient in the end. And as terrible as the defense was last season, they did enough against the Baltimore Ravens.
In front of a delirious fan base at Allegiant Stadium, with 61,756 fans, the Raiders rebounded from an early two-touchdown deficit to win 33-27 over the Ravens in overtime in the Monday Night Football.
It was a wild overtime with the Raiders believing they had won after a 33-yard pass from Derk Carr to Bryan Edwards, who fell at the one-yard line according to officials. Then the Raiders failed to convert, with Carr in trouble, a false start by Alex Leatherwood, a first-round draft pick, and then the intercepted pass to Willie Snead IV in the end zone by Anthony Averett.
On the next drive, Carl Nassib caught Lamar Jackson and Darius Philon recovered the ball on the Ravens’ 27, leaving all for Carr’s winning 31-yard pass to Zay Jones with 3:38 left.
Carr also left Daniel Carlson in position for a 55-yard field goal attempt with two seconds in regulation to force overtime.
“It reminds me so much about my career at this point,” Carr reflected on the ups and downs in the game. “… I thank this group because on both sides we made plays that help us lose and help us win (sic), but the only thing that matters in the end is that scoreboard we talked about. I am proud to have won ”.
Carr, after a slow start, finished with 435 passing yards completing 34 of 56 attempts with two touchdowns and one interception. Raiders head coach John Gruden made a victory lap, high-fiving fans in the south end zone in the reinvented Black Hole.
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