Derek Carr

Marcel Reece of the Oakland Raiders, right, is tackled by New England's Patrick Chung in the third quarter of the Patriots' 16-9 win Sunday in Foxborough, Mass. (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Late Defensive Play Helps Patriots Stave Off Raiders, 16-9

The New England Patriots needed a last-minute defensive play to bail out a sluggish offense and hold on for a 16-9 victory over the winless Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

09/21/2014

Terrence West (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Top 5 NFL Rookies After Week 2

Rookies Jadeveon Clowney is out and Johnny Football has yet to take a snap after week 2 of the NFL. Other than the top 5, many first-year players have made noise in the opening stages of the 2014 season. Terrence West and Kyle Fuller have been the most impressive and Derek Carr is the only quarterback to take snaps out of the 2014 NFL Draft. Here are the top 5 rookies of the NFL after week two:

09/18/2014

Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders throws to wide receiver James Jones #89 against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter on September 14, 2014 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Texans won 30-14. (credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Raiders Rookie QB Derek Carr Focuses On Job At Hand

As a rookie quarterback seeking his first NFL win against Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots, Derek Carr has too much to worry about himself to focus on questions about his coach’s job security.

09/17/2014

Chris Ivory of the Jets, right, avoids a tackle from the Raiders' T.J. Carrie during the second quarter of Sunday's game at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (credit:  Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Raiders Open Season With 19-14 Loss To Jets

Chris Ivory burst through a few tackle attempts for a 71-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter, and the New York Jets’ defense clamped down on Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr in a 19-14 victory Sunday.

09/07/2014

Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders smiles on the sideline during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at O.co Coliseum on August 28, 2014 in Oakland, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Carr Knows Being Named Raiders Starter Just The Beginning

Derek Carr has been groomed to be a starting quarterback in the NFL ever since he was an 11-year-old breaking down film with big brother David.

09/02/2014

Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during a preseason game at O.co Coliseum on August 28, 2014 in Oakland, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders Announce Rookie Derek Carr As Starting QB Over Schaub

Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets.

09/01/2014

Oakland's Denarius Moore makes a touchdown catch during Thursday's 41-31 preseason win over visiting Seattle. (credit:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders’ Carr Makes His Case In 41-31 Win Over Seahawks

With a fabulous finish to the preseason, rookie Derek Carr created a big question for the Oakland Raiders heading into the regular season.

08/28/2014

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Raiders Rookie QB Carr Returns To Practice After Concussion

Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr returned to practice three days after being knocked out of a preseason game with a concussion and sore ribs.

08/18/2014

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5 Biggest NFL Training Camp Storylines

With NFL training camp underway, let’s look at the biggest storylines to watch for in camp the next month.

07/28/2014

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Derek Carr #4 of the Fresno State Bulldogs looks on from the sidelines against the San Diego State Aztecs during their game on October 26, 2013 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Fresno State’s Derek Carr Gets One Last Chance

Few quarterbacks in college football have put up the kind of passing numbers Fresno State’s Derek Carr has this season. Carr has passed for a nation-leading 4,462 yards and 45 touchdowns while being picked off just five times all year.

12/05/2013

CLEMSON, SC - AUGUST 31: A view of the BCS National Championship Trophy during their game at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Which BCS Buster Has Inside Track To The Bowl Championship Series?

Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?

10/29/2013

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