NFL Week 12 Grade: The Raiders get an ‘F’ for the meltdown against the Falcons, the Eagles get an ‘D’ for the ugly Monday loss.


After quietly climbing the MVP race for the first 11 weeks of the season, Derek Carr crashed and drove his way Sunday with one of the most devastating performances he had seen from any quarterback in the NFL. . In a loss that probably gave Raiders fans some serious déjà vu, Carr swung the ball four times during a 43–6 embarrassing loss to the Falcons. Overall, the Raiders rolled the ball five times and those turnovers led to 23 points for Atlanta, which happened that way.

Although, the Falcons delivered a terrific defensive performance, the Raiders’ loss was to blame for Carr, who looked absolutely lost on the field. Prior to Sunday, Karr had never played the ball more than three times in his career.

Carr’s first turnover to play in the first quarter came with just eight minutes and it came on a play where he should have been able to hold onto the ball. As he tried to step into the pocket, Carr’s hand collided with Atlanta’s Foe Oluakun and the ball somehow came out.

Even though the Raiders’ defense held the Falcons to zero yards on the ensuing possession, Atlanta’s possession was able to get a field goal, meaning Carr gave the Falcons three points.

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Worse than giving three points to a team is that they are being awarded seven points and Carr has done the same in the second half. Still reaching 16-3 within the game and with the Raiders driving for a possible score, Carr threw a pick-six to Dion Jones who originally iconed the game. As you can see below, Carr threw way past his receiver, which helped turn the game into an easy score for Jones.

The Raiders quarterback finished 22 of 22 for 215 yards with his pick-six.

Carr has been very good this season, it’s hard to say what caused Sunday’s disaster, but if you’re a Raiders fan, you’re probably at least a little worried and that’s because this year is like last year Feeling a lot. In 2019, the Raiders had a 6-4 record in a Week 12 game in the Eastern time zone, which they were about to win. In that case, the Raiders defeated the Jets 34–3, and after that, their season spiraled out of control. In their final six matches, the Raiders lost 1-5 to 7-9.

This year, the 6-4 Raiders flew in from Atlanta to face a Falcons team they had beaten and fallen flat on their faces. The biggest problem for the Raiders is that they now have no margin for error. At 6-5, they currently sit ninth in the AFC playoff race.

Although the Raiders have the advantage of playing an easy schedule due to the stretch with the game against the Jets, the Chargers and Broncos still gave up playing, due to the fact that they don’t mean anything “easy”, especially when we talk. There is a team that was flown in the game necessary to win.

Okay, let’s get the grade for every game from week 12. If you’re looking to take a deep dive on the Washington-Cowboys game that was played on Thanksgiving, be sure to click here. On the other hand, if you want to take a deep dive on Texas’ win over the Lions, be sure to click here.

Atlanta 43-6 in Las Vegas

NY Giants 19-17 on Cincinnati

Minnesota 28-27 Carolina

Miami 20-3 at NY Jets

Cleveland 27-25 Jacksonville

New England on Arizona 20-17

Cardinal-Patriots grade by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grade? Hate the grade? Tell him on twitter.)

Tennessee 45-26 over Indianapolis

Colts-Titans Grade by Jordan Dajani (Love the grade? Hate the grade? Tell him on twitter.)

Buffalo 27-17 at La Charger

Chargers-Bills Grade (Love the Grade? Hate the Grade?) By Josh Edwards. Tell him on twitter.)

San Francisco from 23-20 at La Rams

49ers-Rams Grade by Brian DeArdo (Love the grade? Hate the grade? Tell him on twitter.)

New Orleans 31-3 at Denver

Saint-Broncos Grade by Jeff Kerr (Love the grade? Hate the grade? Tell him on twitter.)

Kansas City 27-24 on Tampa Bay

The Chief-Buccaneers Grade (Love the Grade? Hate the Grade?) By Patrick Walker Tell him on twitter.)

Chicago on Green Bay 41-25

Beer-Packers Grade (Love the Grade? Hate the Grade?) By Cody Benjamin Tell him on twitter.)

Seattle 23-17 on Philadelphia

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