OAKLAND – Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw three interceptions in Monday night’s 33-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, including a few that looked pretty bad.
That included a pick six by Rams cornerback Marcus Peters that iced victory. Carr made an odd throw that flew in the face of generally accurate passing early in the game.
The Rams turned Carr’s interceptions into 13 points, but also took points off the Raiders ledger because it occurred in the end zone.
Carr broke down all three of his interceptions and what went wrong on each one. Here’s the QB's insight on each:
Interception No. 1
Carr’s target: Jared Cook in the end zone
Intercepted by: John Johnson
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Carr’s explanation: “I just made a bad throw. We had Jared Cook one-on-one, and we all know what he can do. I just made a bad throw.”
Interception No. 2
Carr’s target: Jordy Nelson near the Rams’ 40-yard line
Intercepted by: Cory Littleton
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Carr’s explanation: “I went to the right side, and they buzzed underneath the route, so I came back and went to throw it away. I wanted to give another route a chance, but I saw somebody step in the way, so I tried to draw it back with my hand, and that’s why it looked so terrible. He just floated out there and landed in the guy’s lap. You sit there and say, ‘That’s one of the dumbest plays you can ever have.’ I knew what I should’ve done as soon as the play was over. It was disappointing to have it end up that way.”
Interception No. 3
Carr’s target: Cook near midfield
Intercepted by: Marcus Peters (pick six)
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Carr’s explanation: “The cornerback was running with Jared, and I thought he was going to keep running. I saw where he sat on the route, and I threw the ball out in front of him, and the guy ended up getting a gift. Those are the interceptions where Jared and I will look over the play and make sure we’re on the same page and get it better the next time.”