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Twitter rips Derek Carr over brain fart on fourth down

Michael Dixon
Derek Carr Jon Gruden
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders were having a bad game against the Los Angeles Chargers. But a gaffe from Derek Carr took it to a new level.

Trailing 20-6, the Oakland Raiders were inside the red zone and threatening to score. On one play, Carr didn’t like what he saw and threw the ball away into the turf. Unfortunately, said play was a fourth down.

In that setting, even an interception wouldn’t have been any worse than an incomplete pass. Worse is that Carr seemed to forget that it was fourth down. This was despite the play coming right after a time out.

Twitter had a lot to say about this mistake.

It’s been that kind of year in Oakland. Every time we think the Raiders hit rock bottom, something like this happens. We’re equal parts excited and scared to see what will happen next.