A lightsaber being wielded by his father had nothing to do with it, though. Rather, it was a mistimed snap between center Rodney Hudson and Carr that did the damage. Yet the Force was indeed with Carr in the Raiders’ 35-32 victory, in which they led 24-7 at halftime and trailed, 32-24, in the fourth quarter.
It was Carr’s fifth game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime this season, the most by any Oakland Raiders quarterback in a single season.
Brown finished the Browns game with 603 Michael Brockers Youth Jersey catches, and a week later, he posted his first-career three-touchdown game against the Indianapolis Colts. Brown now has 608 catches since entering the league in 2010. He’s on pace for his fourth straight year of at least 110 grabs.
Roethlisberger didn’t need a lot of pass plays to make an impact because of his efficiency downfield. He went 5-of-8 with all three of his touchdowns on passes thrown at last 20 yards downfield, the second time this season he’s thrown three touchdowns on such passes in a game. No other quarterback has done that once this year. Not surprisingly, Roethlisberger had a 99.9 Total QBR and gained more than half of his EPA when targeting Brown on Thursday.
Mariota posted a career-high 98.6 Total QBR in the Titans 27-21 win over the Bears. It was Mo Alexander Youth Jersey Mariota’s NFL-leading fourth game with a QBR above 90 this season and sixth of his career.
On Sunday, Mariota was nearly perfect on third down, completing 7-of-9 passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns on third down. He also took a zone-read rush 29 yards on 3rd-and-1 to set up a field goal late in the third quarter. Mariota’s biggest third-down play was a 29-yard touchdown pass (plus-2.0 EPA) to Rishard Matthews late in the first half that gave the Titans a 21-7 lead.
Overall, Mariota added 8.5 more points to his team’s scoring margin than an average QB would have with the same number of plays, the best mark of any QB in Week 12. In the past five weeks, only Kirk Cousins and Dak Prescott have added more QB points than Mariota.