Oakland Raiders

What made Raiders quarterback Derek Carr upset on day he set a franchise record?

Derek Carr on Sunday passed Ken Stabler for the most passing yards in Oakland Raiders history.

A 16-yard pass to Darren Waller in the second quarter gave Carr the record at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

But the Raiders lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 28-10.

A play late in the third quarter made Carr upset.

He threw a pass intended for Ryan Grant, but was intercepted by Charvarius Ward. Grant was called for offensive pass interference.

“The second interception will blow my mind forever,” Carr said. “It was offensive pass interference and they said he was blocking. So I ask the man, ‘Sir, why would I throw him the ball if he was blocking?’ And he didn’t have an answer for me and he walked away. I don’t know what to do in that instance.

“We got the coverage we want and we got the exact look we want. I’m throwing it to where I’m supposed to throw it and they tackle our receiver, yet it’s a penalty on us. This is changing the outcome of a football game. That shouldn’t happen. That blows my mind. When things like that happen, I get kind of upset.”

Little consolation, then, that Carr broke Stabler’s record – but he said he’ll hold it “with honor and respect and that’s what I’m going to do.”

Carr has 19,196 passing yards after completing 23 of 38 for 198 yards.

“I wish it was under better circumstances,” Carr said. “Wish we could’ve won. I wish it was a wins record, to be honest with you, but I’m never going to downplay anything like this because I know how much it meant to him and his family and to all of our Raiders fans who loved the ‘Snake’ as much as I do. I’m thankful, especially to do it for the Raiders because I love this place.”

Jacobs, Mayowa notes

Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs recorded a game-high 99 yards rushing on 12 carries (8.3 average), with a 51-yard rush that also marks the longest run by a rookie this season and the fourth-longest run overall this year.

Raiders defensive end Benson Mayowa has recorded at least one sack and one forced fumble in consecutive games for the first time in his career.

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Anthony Galaviz writes about sports for The Fresno Bee. He covers the Oakland Raiders, high schools, boxing, MMA and junior colleges. He’s been with The Bee since 1997 and attended Fresno City College before graduating from Fresno State with a major in journalism and a minor in criminology.
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