Friday, September 21, 2018
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Carr leads rally for red-hot Raiders

MEXICO CITY — Derek Carr woke up a struggling Raiders offense by throwing two touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Oakland capped a successful trip to Mexico with a 27-20 victory over the Texans on Monday night.

Oakland had been held to 120 yards through three quarters with the running game going nowhere and Carr finding few open receivers downfield. But that suddenly changed in the fourth quarter to give the Raiders their fourth straight win for the first time since 2002 .

With star receiver Amari Cooper lined up in the backfield, Carr found fullback Jamize Olawale open for a 75-yard catch and run that tied the score at 20.

Then Oakland took advantage on two questionable spots by the officials to take over on downs at the 15 and drove 85 yards in five plays to take the lead on a 35-yard pass to Cooper .

That set off loud celebrations from the pro-Raiders crowd of 76,743 in the second regular season game ever played in Mexico.

AGHOLOR'S JOB IN JEOPARDY: Nelson Agholor's blunders could send the former first-round pick to the sideline. The Eagles signed receiver Paul Turner off the practice squad, a day after the former Berkeley Prep standout had a costly penalty and no catches in a 25-16 loss at Seattle.

LUCK AILING: Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in the NFL's concussion protocol after complaining of concussion-like symptoms after Sunday's game.

COACH HOSPITALIZED: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was in the hospital after feeling ill overnight, the team said. Tests came back favorably, the team said.

BEARS: Quarterback Jay Cutler injured his shoulder Sunday and could miss the rest of the season. … Linebacker Jerrell Freeman was suspended for four weeks for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

BENGALS: Running back Giovani Bernard has a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament, but star receiver A.J. Green might be able to return from a hamstring injury this season.

BILLS: Running back LeSean McCoy is expected to play this weekend after having surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb.

BRONCOS: Cornerback Aqib Talib and defensive end Derek Wolfe fully participated in practice. Talib, the former Buc, has missed two games with a bad lower back, and Wolfe suffered a hairline fracture of his right elbow Nov. 6.

BROWNS: With rookie quarterback Cody Kessler in concussion protocol, former Buc Josh McCown will start Sunday.

DOLPHINS: Defensive end Jason Jones was suspended without pay for two games for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.

JETS: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will start Sunday, coach Todd Bowles announced.

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