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Derek Carr converts 4th and goal with 3rd TD pass vs Saints, giving Raiders the lead

Derek Carr, Raiders, Saints

Derek Carr of the Las Vegas Raiders just notched his third touchdown pass of the evening against the New Orleans Saints to give Vegas a slim lead as the second half of their Monday night matchup picks up.

On a masterfully drawn play, Carr converted a fourth and goal situation to connect with tight end Darren Waller who found himself all alone in the end zone. Waller’s eighth catch of the evening resulted in his first touchdown of the season for the Raiders. It capped an amazing run of four consecutive scoring possessions to grab the lead from the Saints.

It’s the very first time we’re seeing the brand spanking new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas as the Raiders host the Saints on Week 2’s Monday Night Football game.

New Orleans took an early lead in this one as they went up 10-0 in the opening quarter. But Carr took matters into his own hands and led a second-quarter comeback for the Raiders as both teams ended up tied at the half. The three-time Pro Bowler QB then pulled off the magnificent fourth and goal to start the second half with the lead.

This year marks Carr’s seventh season as the main signal caller for the Raiders. The 29-year old is looking quite fresh. He threw 239 yards and a touchdown in Las Vegas’ season-opening win against the Carolina Panthers. Carr is looking to replicate his first game with another impressive performance in Week 2. The three-time Pro Bowler is hoping to continue his stellar play and start this new chapter for the franchise with a trip back to the postseason.

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