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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his big day against the Buccaneers

Derek Carr named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after big win in Tampa Bay

The Oakland Raiders went to Florida for 10 days and came away with two wins, including the dramatic 30-to-24 overtime win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

In that win, third-year quarterback Derek Carr threw for more yards than any other quarterback in Raiders history, setting a new franchise record with 513 yards (357 in the second half) on 40-of-59 passing with four touchdowns -- one of which was the winner to wide receiver Seth Roberts in overtime. 

Carr's big day was enough to earn him the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Week award, making him the first Raider to earn the award since running back Michael Bush did in 2011. 

The young quarterback is having a stellar third year, already having 2,321 passing yards halfway through the year with 17 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He'll have a tougher matchup this week as the Raiders host the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football.


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