Derek Carr has “all the confidence” Raiders will be ready for Sunday night

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In the Super Bowl era, only two quarterbacks have started more games at quarterback than Derek Carr without starting a playoff game.

Carr has a golden opportunity to stop chasing Ryan Fitzpatrick and Archie Manning staring him in the face this week. A win over the Chargers on Sunday night would put the Raiders in the postseason and put Carr in position to get that playoff monkey off of his back.

On Wednesday, Carr said he feels like the Raiders have been in the playoffs for the last three weeks and they’ve won all three of those games. That leaves him feeling confident about what the team will bring to the table on Sunday.

“I think our team is in a good place,” Carr said, via Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review Journal. “We realize what’s at stake this week. We realize what’s been at stake for the last couple weeks. It’s exciting. It really is. But I do have all the confidence in our team to be ready to play.”

Carr has had his rocky moments in the winning streak, but he’s led game-winning drives against the Browns and Colts to keep the team’s playoff hopes alive. Sunday night brings him and the rest of the Raiders a chance to finish the job.

10 responses to “Derek Carr has “all the confidence” Raiders will be ready for Sunday night

  1. If we can run the ball effectively it takes a ton of pressure off Carr, and hopefully some hits too. Him and Jacobs are both banged up but Carrs proven he can win a game by himself this year a few times now. Now that the defense is just competent something they havent had in the past they have a real shot at competing.

  2. Last 3 weeks have been in the playoffs? Against the Browns, Broncos and Colts. Aside from the Colts (maybe), not exactly playoff-caliber teams there.

    Carr tried like hell to give away the W against the Broncos. The Browns should not have given them a real game and the Colts win was almost a fluke. Had Renfrow not been down by contact, the Colts likely would have scored with :48 left in the 4th against the Raiders D. He’s too inconsistent and careless with the ball on his throws and still no pocket-awareness on many plays (save for the late pass to Renfrow).

  3. I get that a lot of people do not like Carr for a variety of reasons, but considering the turmoil surrounding the team this season along with not having a true WR#1 and injuries- I’d say that he has done an admirable job. Just the fact that they control their own destiny now speaks volumes. It’s hard to say whether Carr will be retained after this season, but hinging his return on whether they make the playoffs or not is kind of ridiculous considering that the defense just finally showed up these last few weeks. Had the defense played better, the Raiders would’ve already clinched a playoff berth.

  4. The pattern is clear for the Raiders. Win most of the games people don’t expect them to win (except for KC) and lose some of the games they were expected to win. Most people seem to expect them to lose this one so we’ll see if the pattern holds.

  5. This is going to be a Great game, Carr with Waller and 3rd and Renfro AKA Doogie Howser and if Jacobs could stay healthy we have a nice chance to succeed. Win lose or draw RN4L then Hire Harbaugh so we can compete with the hated Chiefs…do it!

  6. I want to see you run for at minimum 4 first downs sunday night! let that idiot bosa chase you.

  7. Comeback King of the Year. Game-winning drives vs Ravens, Dolphins, Cowboys, Browns & Colts. If the game is not Raiders by 10+, Carr leads ANOTHER game-winning drive. Cold-blooded in the clutch! RAIDAAAAS!!!

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