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By The Numbers: Inside Derek Carr's Six 300-Yard Passing Games

So much for the sophomore slump.

Although Derek Carr is just 24 years old, 2015 served as his second season under center for the Oakland Raiders, and he saw his numbers improve across the board from his rookie season.

Completion percentage? Up.

Passing yardage? Up.

Touchdowns? Also up, as well as the number 300-yard passing games, which Carr delivered six of in 2015.

Carr's six 300-yard games this season are five more than he delivered his rookie year, and in the six games he hit the 300-yard mark, the Raiders boasted a 4-2 record.

Carr ended the 2015 season tied for seventh in the NFL with six 300-yard games, ranking ahead of players like Matt Ryan and Andy Dalton, so let's review all the games he hit the mark this year.

Week 2 vs. Baltimore Ravens

Carr didn't finish the team's season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he responded in a big way the following week against the Baltimore Ravens.

He completed 30 passes for 351 yards (his season high) and three touchdowns, including the game-winning toss to Seth Roberts with 0:30 left in regulation to give the Raiders a 37-33 win, their first under Head Coach Jack Del Rio.

Week 3 vs. Cleveland Browns

Carr and the Raiders took a road trip the next weekend, flying to Cleveland to take on the Browns, but although the location was different, the result remained the same.

The Raiders' young quarterback delivered another masterful performance, completing 20 passes for 314 yards and zero interceptions, and helped the Silver and Black take down the Browns 27-20 and improve their record to 2-1 on the young season.

Week 8 vs. New York Jets

Carr hit the 300-yard mark once again, this time against the vaunted New York Jets defense in the team's Week 8 showdown at Coliseum.

In arguably his best performance of the season, Carr completed 23 of 36 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns, and helped propel the Silver and Black past the Jets 34-20.

Week 9 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

For the first time in 2015, the Raiders lost a game in which Carr hit the 300-yard mark.

Carr threw for 301 yard and four touchdowns in Pittsburgh, including a game-tying touchdown to Michael Crabtree with 1:00 left in the game, but in the end the Steelers came out and top and defeated the Raiders 38-35.

Week 10 vs. Minnesota Vikings

For the third week in a row, Carr hit the 300-yard mark, but for the second time in 2015, the Raiders weren't able to capitalize and secure a win.

When all was said and done, Carr completed 29 of 43 pass attempts for 302 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but in the end the Vikings were just the better team that Sunday at Coliseum and beat the Silver and Black 30-14.

Week 12 vs. Tennessee Titans

Carr's sixth and final 300-yard performance of 2015 occurred on the road against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium.

In the wind and rain, the Raiders quarterback pieced together yet another impressive game, completing 24 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns, including the eventual game-winning score to Seth Roberts with under 2:00 left in the fourth quarter.

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