The stats say that Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr threw for 211 yards and completed nearly 60 percent of his passes against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The stats say he even threw a touchdown pass.
The stats are wrong. Derek Carr was bad. He was worse than those numbers indicate. Don’t get me wrong, the Chiefs defense played well. I’ll take that performance over what we saw in New York last week.
But Derek Carr continued his streak of awful performances at Arrowhead. He has never had a QB rating above 77 at Arrowhead. Somehow, this game was even better than his 17/41 performance last year.
His postgame press conference was a fun one for Chiefs fans. Credit Carr for taking the blame but as a Chiefs fan it’s still quite fun to hear the Raiders talk about how much they sucked. A few highlights from Carr:
- “It sucked. It was not good enough and you can put it all on me. Don’t you blame one coach, one player. It is all my fault.”
- “There is no easy way to go through this one. This one sucked.”
- “Don’t get twisted that I am upset and frustrated for throwing it in. I work my tail off and I’ll fight anybody at any time for this team and for my teammates. I am ready to work. I am ready to get better, but the first half was not good at all.”
I hate to pile on Carr but ... he did suck. And he usually does at Arrowhead Stadium. Here’s his brief history of games at Arrowhead — all losses:
- 2014: 27/56, 222 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 64.7 rating
- 2015: 21/33, 194 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 77.1 rating
- 2016: 17/41, 117 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 49.1 rating
- 2017: 24/41, 211 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 60.1 rating
So, the Raiders $125 million man can’t win at his rival’s stadium. Seems ... not ideal for Oakland.