Thu, Jan 13, 2022 2:11 PM
By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer
Derek Carr's journey to the NFL playoffs has been a long and often frustrating one over his eight seasons as starting quarterback for the Raiders. No quarterback has ever endured as much losing in his first eight seasons as Carr has and he has seen only fleeting success in that same span. That’s what makes this improbable trip to the playoffs for the Raiders so gratifying for Carr, who missed the team's last playoff trip five years ago with a broken ankle.