Carr Sets NFL Record for 4th Quarter or OT Game-Winning Touchdowns in Season

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw five game-winning touchdown passes during either the fourth quarter or overtime in a single season Sunday, per Elias Sports Bureau (h/t ESPN Stats & Info).

The game-winning drive started early in the fourth quarter and lasted just 40 seconds before the Raiders snagged the lead. Carr capped the drive off with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper to give Oakland the advantage for good.

The Raiders totaled 29 unanswered points over an 11-minute, 43-second span during Sunday's contest to earn the victory. They came back to win after trailing by at least 15 points in the second half for just the second time in franchise history, per Elias Sports Bureau (h/t ESPN Stats & Info). The club previously did so in 1963 against the San Diego Chargers.

Oakland's third-year signal-caller has been at the center of the team's resurgence this season, throwing for 3,375 yards, 24 touchdowns and just five interceptions through 12 games. Carr has also improved his quarterback rating each season since he joined the league, sporting a 100.3 mark thus far in 2016.

Carr's play under center has assisted in pushing the team's record to 10-2 through 12 games. Oakland currently sits tied with the New England Patriots for the best record in the AFC.

The Raiders currently possess a one-game advantage over the Kansas City Chiefs for the lead in the AFC West and will square off against them at Arrowhead Stadium next week.

With a win, Oakland could clinch its first playoff berth since the 2002 season, when the team lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. The Raiders would also place themselves on the inside track for the AFC West title with three weeks remaining.

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