Derek Carr now is the NFL's king of comebacks.
The Raiders' veteran QB used his recently-found dad strength Sunday in Las Vegas' last-second 31-28 win over the New York Jets. Carr now has 20 fourth-quarter comeback wins through his first seven seasons, which is an NFL record.
With 12 seconds remaining in the game, the Jets ran an all-out blitz and left speedster Henry Ruggs in single coverage. That was a bad idea. Just like everyone else watching the game, Carr couldn't believe the play call.
Carr hit Ruggs for a 46-yard touchdown, giving the Raiders a huge win as the Jets still search for their first victory this season.
Sunday's win was Carr's second fourth-quarter win this season, matching his total from 2019. He had seven such wins in 2016, and led the NFL with four in 2015.
Carr finished the day with 381 yards and three touchdowns. The Raiders now are 7-5 and right in the thick of the AFC playoff race thanks to Carr's heroics and the Jets' head-scratching defense.