Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr beat out Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Cleveland Browns play-caller Johnny Manziel to earn Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of Week 2 honors.
QB Derek Carrled the Raiders to a 37-33 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2,*finishing the game 30-of-46 passing for a career-high 351 yards with three touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 100.9. Carr now has three three-touchdown games and 24 career touchdown passes. *
Carr*completed his second career fourth-quarter comeback and game-winning drive when he capped off a 9-play, 65-yard drive (1:44) with a 12-yard touchdown pass with :26 remaining.On the final drive, Carr was 7-of-9 for 65 yards and one touchdown. *
On the afternoon, Carr led the Raiders to a 64% (9-of-14) clip on third downs, continually extending drives. The 351-yard performance marked Carr's second career 300-yard passing game, making him the first Raiders player with more than one 300-yard game through his first three NFL seasons. * Carr was able to effectively spread the ball around, with 10 different players recording receptions. The team had three 50-yard receivers (Michal Crabtree, Amari Cooper and Andre Holmes) for the first time since Oct. 26, 2014 at Cle. (Holmes, Mychal Rivera and James Jones). *
Carr* *was explosive in the first half, connecting on 16-of-22 passes for a career single-half-high 228 yards and one touchdown for a passer rating of 121.0. That marks the Raiders' first 200-yard first half since Carson Palmer threw for 239 yards on Sept. 16, 2012 at Miami. Carr's previous single-half passing high was 169 yards on 15-of-21 passing in the second half, Oct. 26, 2014 at Cle.