Five Takeaways From Derek Carr's Wednesday Press Conference

Before the Raiders hit the field Wednesday afternoon in preparation for their season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback Derek Carr held his weekly press conference at the team's Alameda, Calif., facility.

Here are the highlights from his time behind the microphone.

For Carr, it's all about winning.

"I just want a win. That's my main goal, is going in there and making sure we come out with the victory. I've had some big stat games that have resulted in losses, and that's not why I play this game. I just want to go in and do what I can, do my part as the leader of the offense, of the team, help us any way we can to get a win."

Achieving a .500 record would be significant for the Raiders.

"It would be awesome. It would be huge. I don't know the last time it's happened, so it would be pretty cool. It didn't happen last year, I know that. Everything has been better than last year; so that's nice. It would be cool, but at the same time, it'll push you, because no matter what we finish, it's not where we want to be. It's not where I want to be; I know that, so it's just going to drive me and push me to work hard this offseason."

Carr believes that winning Sunday would provide great momentum for the team heading into the offseason.

"Yeah, absolutely, because we saw it from last year coming in. It's really when you get back together as a team. How did you finish? We've done some pretty good things as of late as a team. That stuff helps build the team into next year. That's the kind of stuff that builds things in the offseason program when you're working out and lifting because you know what you did and what you finished, so you know that, oh, hey, if I do it better this time around, we can finish better."

The team wants to send out safety Charles Woodson the right way – with a win.

"It would be nice. Obviously, everyone knew how special last week was, the last home game for 'Wood.' That was real special, but obviously, for the last time him putting his pads on, him putting that jersey on, that helmet on, I know it would mean a lot to him. We all know that. Hopefully, we can go out and do that, but we're playing the Chiefs, man."

Carr also shared his thoughts on the team's rookie class.

"It's been awesome. I think [General Manager] Mr. [Reggie] McKenzie and everybody upstairs does such a great job of bringing guys in, especially that route, through the draft and all those things. Guys that can come in and contribute, guys that come in and are great locker room guys, that doesn't happen all the time, but so far it's been great. Everyone that comes in is like you want to go hang out with those guys. That makes you want to go out, fight and battle with them, too. I think that they are only scratching the surface, man. There is so much more left out there on tape, not only for their class but for my class, for our class."

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