Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders appear to be a bit more powerful this season with an offensive attack that can spar with the best of them.
You know, like Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
The Raiders marched down the field late in the fourth to take a lead and survive 35-34 thanks to a missed field goal form the Saints, but Carr’s 24-for-38 day with 319 yards passing and a touchdown — as well as Amari Cooper‘s six-catch 137-yard day — should give collectors hope. Some lesser-known names got the scores on Sunday (Perhaps Panini Instant will be the first home for a Jalen Richard Rookie Card after his first carry went for a 75-yard TD?) but these two collector favorites will likely get the attention if this is the Raiders’ year to rebound well.
Keep reading for more guys who generated some buzz on the field this week.