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Raiders QB Derek Carr breaks down his three interceptions vs Rams

Raiders QB Derek Carr breaks down his three interceptions vs Rams

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

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

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)

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.”

Raiders injury report: Hunter Renfrow could return later this season

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Raiders injury report: Hunter Renfrow could return later this season

ALAMEDA – Hunter Renfrow injured his ribs and punctured his lung during a Week 12 loss to the New York Jets, a scary situation that put the rest of his season in some jeopardy.

The Raiders couldn’t say for sure if he’d finish out his rookie season, where he made steady progress and ranked high among quarterback Derek Carr’s most reliable targets.

He didn’t play last week against Kansas City and won’t play Sunday against Tennessee at Oakland Coliseum, but could well come back down the stretch.

“We’re hopeful that he could return for the last game or two,” Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said. “We’re going to keep him on the active roster. We’ll do without him for another game or two, and we’re hoping to get him back for the Chargers game [in Week 16]. That’s on our wish list, our hope list right now for Hunter. We miss him.”

Renfrow wasn’t active on Wednesday, according to a practice estimation from the team. The Silver and Black conducted a walk-through session off-site, on a basketball court in Alameda to avoid inclement weather. The focus is teaching and the mental side of the game.

“We have made some adjustments to our roster, so we have gone inside to try to multiply our reps for a lot of people that we have to get ready to play,” Gruden said. “There are pros and cons to everything. I like to get a lot of reps in on Wednesday to teach the game plan and make sure they’re sound in their assignments. It’s not at the same speed, but it’s an important part of learning, especially the changes we have had at several positions.

“I think it has been beneficial. We’ll come out and run fast Thursday and Friday and get ready for the Titans.”

Running back Josh Jacobs was considered out on the team’s practice estimation with a shoulder injury. Right guard Trent Brown was considered a non-participant with a pectoral injury. He has been dealing with knee and ankle injuries in recent weeks.

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Raiders practice report

WEDNESDAY
Did not practice
WR Hunter Renfrow (rib)
RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder)
OT Trent Brown (pectoral)
LB Kyle Wilber (ankle)

Limited practice
C Rodney Hudson (ankle)
CB Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring)
RG Gabe Jackson (knee)

NOTE: The Raiders conducted a walk-through practice on Wednesday. Therefore, the participation report is an estimation.

Raiders' Derek Carr lauds Josh Jacobs' ability to play through pain

Raiders' Derek Carr lauds Josh Jacobs' ability to play through pain

ALAMEDA -- Josh Jacobs has been playing through pain. The Raiders running back has been limited for several practice weeks with a shoulder injury, but a visual posted on his Instagram Stories and Snapchat made it real.

He showed a photo of his shoulder iced and in a sling following his Snapchat post of a placard stating he fractured it way back in Week 7.

"His shoulder’s hurt. I didn’t know,” quarterback Derek Carr said with a smile.

Jacobs hasn’t missed a game -- he didn’t even miss a series after injuring the joint while trucking Green Bay’s Adrian Amos -- since that time and continues to violently run and produce at an efficient clip.

He exceeded 1,000 yards Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, with his fifth 100-plus performance. Then it was right back to rest and rehab so he can play the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at Oakland Coliseum.

These efforts have impressed Raiders fans and teammates alike during a 2019 campaign where he’s a frontrunner to be Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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“When I have said that he’s special, I’m including things like that, which I knew about and you all didn’t,” Carr said. Everybody is playing with some ailment at this point, and I’m sure it’s all listed on the injury report. Josh is special because football means a lot to him.

“I have been around people before who have had injuries where I think, ‘I wish they would’ve played through that.’ If Josh wasn’t able to play, I would completely understand considering what he’s dealing with. That he keeps suiting up and going out there and running with the style he runs with -- I don’t think enough can be said about that guy.”