He threw an interception with just under three minutes remaining in the game and handed the Cleveland Browns a win.
But the Browns offense could not get a first down and Carr got the ball back with his team trailing 14-13.
He marched the ball down the field and Daniel Carlson secured the win.
A stat shared after the game revealed just how much confidence Carr had in his abilities to win the game in the final moments.
Most Game-Winning Drives since Derek Carr made his NFL debut in 2014:
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) December 21, 2021
The win marked Carr’s 28th game-winning drive since he entered the league in 2014.
Only Matthew Stafford can match that total in the given timeframe.
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Carr’s career is an interesting one to break down.
His career record as a starter is 54-70, and over half of the wins have featured game-winning drives.
— NFL GameDay (@NFLGameDay) December 21, 2021
So if the Raiders win with Carr under center, fans can expect a thrilling finish.
The excitement is fun, but the lack of overall success is why Carr’s future with the team has remained in question for years.
He has never appeared in a postseason game and has one winning season as a starter, which was back in 2016.
Carr went 8-8 last season and currently sits at 7-7 as the Raiders cling to playoff hopes in a tightly packed AFC playoff picture.
Yet there is a concern about his latest comeback win.
It took the Carr and the Raiders nearly the entire game to get to 16 points against a Browns team that was missing nearly half its roster.
If the Raiders are a playoff team, they should have easily taken care of business without the need for Carr’s late heroics.
Fans will take the win, but concerns persist about why Carr constantly has to play from behind so often.