NFL Scores: Oakland Raiders Beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers In Record Breaking Day

Jack Windham - Author

Oct. 30 2016, Updated 8:57 p.m. ET

It was a very interesting day for the Oakland Raiders. They managed to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 30-24, as reported by ESPN. The Raiders set some records, both good and bad, on their way to the victory.

For years, the Oakland Raiders were known as a team that was able to consistently draw the yellow flags from NFL officials. That was one of the things that new head coach Jack Del Rio was hoping to change. The former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach has done a pretty good job of trying to change the culture of a team that was so used to losing. Unfortunately, though, things seemed to revert on Sunday because the Raiders were able to consistently draw in penalties against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Oakland had 23 penalties, which cost them 200 yards.

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Of course, there was also a good record that was broken on Sunday. Derek Carr was able to complete 40 of the 59 pass attempts that he threw. That was good enough for Carr to generate 513 passing yards, which is a single-game record for the Oakland Raiders. Carr has already earned the trust of the loyal Raiders fan base, but breaking this record puts him on another level.

Derek Carr was very humbled when he was informed that he had broken an Oakland Raiders record after the game. He stated that it was something that he dreamed about as a kid but never thought it would actually happen.

From a statistical standpoint, it is very hard for Derek Carr to remain humble. He threw four touchdown passes without having a single interception. The fans and the media will notice that because most quarterbacks in the NFL rarely ever have that type of production. Of course, most passers rarely have 59 attempts in a game. The fact that he was able to prevent the defense from catching one of those, that makes it even more impressive.


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