Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr exhibited humility Sunday in deflecting any credit for his group’s undefeated record, stating popularity is “short lived” and including that his function is to “glorify” God no matter what happens.
The Raiders defeated Miami in overtime 31-28 to enhance to 3-0 for the first time because 2002, with Carr finishing 26 of 43 passes for 386 yards and 2 goals.
In a postgame Fox interview on nationwide television, Carr declined to take credit. Informed that he’s playing like an MVP with self-confidence and command, the Raiders quarterback responded, “I have actually been through this prior to when I snapped my ankle with fans shouting MVP and all that sort of stuff.”
” All of the self-glory– that stuff is fleeting,” Carr said. “I have actually already been through that. God took me to a location that all I wish to do is glorify Him, and wherever He’s going, that’s where I wish to go. Therefore, if it’s a win, amazing. If it’s not, I’m still going to glorify Him.”
The Raiders ended up being the first team to begin the season 3-0 by just playing teams that won a minimum of 10 games the previous season, according to ESPN. 2 of the Raiders’ wins have remained in overtime.
On Sunday, the Raiders rallied from a 14 -0 deficit by scoring 25 straight points and after that reacted when the Dolphins returned to tie it.
” We knew what kind of group they were. They were coming off a difficult [35-0] loss [to Buffalo],” Carr said. “… Everyone has a game where it’s not best, but we understand what to anticipate, and it was a dogfight to the end. They did some things early. We were able to get our rhythm once again and make some plays. We still haven’t played our best football. And I think that’s a discouraging thing and an amazing thing.”
It is the Raiders’ 2nd season in their new house city, Las Vegas, however their first one in front of jam-packed arenas there. Their inaugural season in Las Vegas happened throughout the 2020 pandemic.
” I’m simply glad,” Carr stated. “This crowd, this city– they have actually taken us in. It’s been incredible.”
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Michael Foust has covered the crossway of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Po st, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel