Derek Carr

Second-year Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has shown significant progress in decision-making and accuracy. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

Raiders raving about Carr’s progression

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says the recipe for a good quarterback…

Second-year Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has shown significant progress in decision-making and accuracy. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks to pass against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

No parties yet for 2-1 Raiders

If there was any danger of the Raiders becoming overconfident this week…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks to pass against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Malcolm Smith celebrates after sacking Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown during the second half Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Carr, Raiders end road skid with 27-20 win over Browns

CLEVELAND — The locker room attendants busily stuffed shoulder pads, helmets and…

Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Malcolm Smith celebrates after sacking Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown during the second half Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Raiders free safety Charles Woodson, right, catches an interception intended for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin during game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

Raiders’ win is a start, but that’s all

Lake Erie froze over Sunday. Not only did the Raiders win a…

Raiders free safety Charles Woodson, right, catches an interception intended for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin during game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)
Seth Roberts (10) celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown with teammates Mychal Rivera (81) and Latavius Murray (28) during the Raiders’ 37-33 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. (Ben Margot/AP)

Where did Raiders find Roberts?

When Seth Roberts watched his old college teammate from Division II West…

Seth Roberts (10) celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown with teammates Mychal Rivera (81) and Latavius Murray (28) during the Raiders’ 37-33 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. (Ben Margot/AP)
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken (11) runs past Raiders cornerback T.J. Carrie (38) during the Raiders' 37-33 win over the Ravens on Sept. 20. (Ben Margot/AP)

Carr needs help from defense

Fresh off the most productive game of his young career as the…

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken (11) runs past Raiders cornerback T.J. Carrie (38) during the Raiders' 37-33 win over the Ravens on Sept. 20. (Ben Margot/AP)
Derek Carr put on a show for the ages Sunday, leading the Raiders’ 80-yard touchdown drive to beat the Ravens. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

‘Carr ride’ fun, but who saw it?

As yet, Derek Carr hasn’t reached the level of national relevance where…

Derek Carr put on a show for the ages Sunday, leading the Raiders’ 80-yard touchdown drive to beat the Ravens. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
The Raiders’ Amari Cooper (89) runs away from cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) on a 68-yard touchdown Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Reserved Cooper is life of party

Raiders’ rookie Amari Cooper had his coming-out party against the Baltimore Ravens…

The Raiders’ Amari Cooper (89) runs away from cornerback Jimmy Smith (22) on a 68-yard touchdown Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) shakes a Bengals defender in Oakland’s Week 1 loss to Cincinnati. (Ben Margot/AP)

Raiders need running game

For all the concern over the injury to the throwing hand of…

Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) shakes a Bengals defender in Oakland’s Week 1 loss to Cincinnati. (Ben Margot/AP)
After injuring his hand in the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is expected to be back on the field for Oakland on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Carr practices, should start Sunday

Following some initial concern after Carr was knocked out of Oakland’s season…

After injuring his hand in the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is expected to be back on the field for Oakland on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a bruised right hand in Oakland’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Raiders get good news on Carr

After a season opener when just about everything went wrong, the Raiders…

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a bruised right hand in Oakland’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Like the Raiders, newcomer Aldon Smith (99) came up empty against the Cincinnati Bengals in the season opener on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Aldon Smith a sad sack In Raiders’ opener

Justice prevailed for Aldon Smith and the Raiders in the regular-season opener…

Like the Raiders, newcomer Aldon Smith (99) came up empty against the Cincinnati Bengals in the season opener on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Raiders QB Derek Carr may have injured his hand on this play as he tangles with the Bengals' Adam "Pacman" Jones. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Please leave, Raiders

John Madden, bless him, walked onto the Coliseum field at halftime to…

Raiders QB Derek Carr may have injured his hand on this play as he tangles with the Bengals' Adam "Pacman" Jones. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) runs past Oakland Raiders defensive back Neiko Thorpe (31) during the first half on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Raiders struggle in Del Rio’s debut as coach

OAKLAND — The offense didn't take a snap across midfield until the…

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) runs past Oakland Raiders defensive back Neiko Thorpe (31) during the first half on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks to build on an impressive rookie year with his newest weapon, wire receiver Amari Cooper. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Carr primed for Year 2 progress

Derek Carr’s mindset for his second NFL season opener is quite a…

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr looks to build on an impressive rookie year with his newest weapon, wire receiver Amari Cooper. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper (89) runs against the St. Louis Rams during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Now or never for new-era Raiders

Look around the room. Do you see anyone worthy of your enmity…

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper (89) runs against the St. Louis Rams during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, left, and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be relied upon heavily to lead their respective teams this season. (John Cordes, Tony Avelar/AP)

Carr, Kap are on the spot

The NFL season opens today, and a lot of things will have…

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, left, and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be relied upon heavily to lead their respective teams this season. (John Cordes, Tony Avelar/AP)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr passes during warmups before a preseason NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Raiders hope coach Jack Del Rio changes pattern of losing

OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders have had eight coaches, 18 starting quarterbacks…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr passes during warmups before a preseason NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr smiles after beating the St. Louis Rams 18-3 in a preseason game on Friday night in Oakland. (Tony Avelar/AP)

AC/DC: Cooper-Carr excites Raiders fans

Derek Carr took little time to build up his rapport with rookie…

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr smiles after beating the St. Louis Rams 18-3 in a preseason game on Friday night in Oakland. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr smiles as the team stretches at training camp in Napa, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP)

No drama here: Carr emerges as trusted leader

NAPA — Pull Roger Goodell from the judge’s chambers. Alert the insiders…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr smiles as the team stretches at training camp in Napa, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP)