Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr pulled off an epic scramble drill during Week 16’s matchup against the Miami Dolphins, buying enough time to launch a pass to Nelson Agholor for an 85-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game.
Carr and the Raiders were losing momentum, as the Dolphins got a spark on the prior possession by subbing in backup signal-caller Ryan Fitzpatrick, who led a field goal drive to tie the score at 16.
From there, it was time for Carr and Agholor to create a massive play.
Derek Carr hits Nelson Agholor for epic 85-yard score
Given the context of the game, and the fact that it was 1st and 20, there didn’t seem to be much hope that Carr and Agholor could produce an explosive play against Miami’s elite pass defense.
But lo and behold, there was some serious catch-and-run goodness afoot after all, courtesy of The Checkdown:
Considering Carr is continuing to deal with a groin injury that forced him out of Las Vegas’ last game, it’s quite a pleasant surprise to see him fleeing from the pocket and extending the play with his legs.
Perhaps more impressive, though, was how much Agholor was able to YAC it up. In addition to having the long speed to get down the field and the ball skills to secure the catch, his sweet cuts and jukes were what got the Raiders to the end zone.
Unfortunately, a missed extra point befell Las Vegas thereafter, yet it doesn’t take away from how awesome this momentous play was.