Quarterback Derek Carr
The Oakland Raiders pulled out a big win over their division rival Sunday night. The Silver and Black handed the Denver Broncos their third loss of the season with a 30-20 victory, and now have sole possession of first place in the AFC West. Following the victory, quarterback Derek Carr appeared on 95.7 the Game with J.T. the Brick for his weekly recap of the game. He broke down the win and what it feels like to do it in front of Raider Nation.
Here are the quick hits from his time on the air.
**Carr expressed how it felt to come away with that type of win on primetime television in front of the home crowd.
"It felt great, it puts us in a spot we've always wanted to be in. It was a big game for us, just because of standings-wise and those kind of things, so it did some good for us, but it means we've got a lot more to do. We've got to keep it now and that's really all it is to us, but don't get me wrong I was very excited after that game and that win, I was happy for our organization."
He praised the Raiders offensive line for keeping him protected in the heat of a physical battle.
"These NFL games are crazy physical as it is, the littlest pushes the littlest falls, [and] sometimes those hurt the most. What was going on upfront last night with that offensive line and how physical the game was back and forth on both sides, I've never seen anything like it. It was great to be a part of, it was great to be on the good side of it, but to see the physicality and aggression our o-line displayed last night, there's not many people in this world that could sit in there and take a pounding like that."
The third-year quarterback shared that the team felt good heading into Sunday's game and was prepared.
"We had a great plan going in, we saw some things on film that we liked, especially in the running game. In the passing game when you play those guys you have to run the ball, and when the pass plays get called you have to hit your shots efficiently. We were able to do that and that's why we were able to move the ball and come out with the win."
**Carr talked about seeing wide receiver Andre Holmes come up with some clutch plays and was happy to see him have a big night.
"Andre is one, you can ask anyone in the locker room, he's one of the team's favorite persons. He just goes out there, he continues to work hard, he continues to grind, he was my guy my rookie year. We've spent a lot of time on passes together, and it was great to see him go out there and make some big plays on a big night."
He discussed the importance of special teams and how the advantage of field position plays a key role.
"It was huge, I always say we have a weapon in our punter [Marquette King], I've always said that. When it comes to Jalen [Richard] that guy can, we've seen it, and he can be a homerun at any moment. From his first carry of his career till whenever, that's why I think he's such an explosive player for us."