Derek Carr has two stud wide receivers at his disposal. Everyone knew what second-year receiver Amari Cooper could do after he put up a 1,000 yard season in his rookie year. However, the surprise has been free agent acquisition Michael Crabtree.
Crabtree was a high draft pick for the 49ers before being let go following six years with the team. He has resurrected his career on the other side of the Bay, quickly becoming a touchdown monster this year.
Coming into today’s game against the Chargers, Crabtree had already caught four touchdowns this season including a three touchdown performance last week against the Ravens. His final touchdown was the game winner in late in the fourth quarter and he’s once again up to his late game heroics.
The Raiders were trailing 24-19 late in the third quarter facing a fourth and two from the Chargers 21-yard line when Carr lofted a perfect pass to Crabtree in the front corner of the end zone.
The Raiders then went for two, converted it, and earned a 27-24 lead.