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Carr's late TD pass leads Raiders past Steelers 24-21

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Coach Jon Gruden ran off the field high-fiving Oakland fans on the way to the locker room.

In a season with very little to celebrate, the Raiders had plenty to feel good about Sunday.

Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left before Chris Boswell slipped on a potential game-tying 40-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the Raiders' 24-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Carr threw two touchdown passes to overcome fourth-quarter deficits and the Raiders (3-10) then survived after allowing a 48-yard hook-and-lateral pass play that set up the final field goal try.

''The character of this team is impressive,'' Gruden said. ''No matter what anybody says or saw today, the character in there is special.''

Carr threw for 322 yards, including a 3-yard TD to Lee Smith that put Oakland up 17-14 with 5:20 to play. His second TD to Carrier capped his 16th career fourth-quarter game-winning drive.

''What we've kind of been preaching as a team is just resiliency because we've definitely faced adversity this year, and finishing strong, and that's what we did today,'' Carrier said. ''We've been in position to win games and the ball just hasn't rolled our way for one reason or another.''

Roethlisberger returned from a rib injury to lead a go-ahead touchdown drive that Carr answered. Big Ben then connected on a short pass to James Washington. Washington then flipped the ball to JuJu Smith-Schuster, who raced down the sideline for 43 more yards to set up Boswell's chance.

But his lost his footing on the approach, sending the Steelers (7-5-1) to their third straight loss, all decided in the final minutes.

''Sometimes it makes it worse when it's right there,'' Roethlisberger said. ''If you get blown out it doesn't seem to hurt as bad as when you have a chance.''

Roethlisberger missed the first four drives of the second half before returning to drive the Steelers to the go-ahead score on a 1-yard pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster before once again ending up on the losing end in a trip to Oakland. He is 0-4 at the Coliseum and the Raiders remain the only AFC opponent he has never beaten on the road.

Pittsburgh went scoreless on four drives with backup Joshua Dobbs.

''(Roethlisberger) probably could've come in a series or so sooner, but we were in a rhythm and flow of the game,'' coach Mike Tomlin said. ''He was ready to go when he got back out there.

Roethlisberger finished 25 for 29 for 282 yards and two TDs, but the Steelers failed to open up ground on Baltimore in the AFC North. Pittsburgh has a half-game lead over the Ravens.

He also threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Smith-Schuster with 10 seconds remaining in the first half. Smith-Schuster deflected the high pass to himself and deftly managed to get both feet down with a toe tap in the back of the end zone.

The play was ruled incomplete on the field, but was overturned on replay to the delight of the thousands of yellow-towel waving Steelers fans who filled the Coliseum.

But it was the Raiders fans who cheered at the end after Boswell's missed kick that came after the Steelers got in position thanks to the short pass to James Washington, who lateraled to Smith-Schuster, who raced 43 yards to the 22.

Boswell has now missed six field goals and five extra points, with his 11 missed kicks ranking worst in the NFL.

''It's terrible, what else do you want me to say,'' Boswell said.

GROUNDED

Pittsburgh got little from its running game with James Conner sidelined by an ankle injury. They gained 40 yards on 19 carries with Stevan Ridley scoring on a 1-yard run in the second quarter.

FUMBLE OR NOT

The Raiders found themselves on the wrong end of replay reviews during an odd sequence late in the third quarter. With Oakland at the Pittsburgh 22, Carr lost the ball just before trying to throw it for a fumble that was recovered by Pittsburgh upheld on replay. Just a few plays later, Dobbs was hit by Arden Key as he tried to throw and the ball came loose. Oakland recovered that, but officials ruled it an incomplete pass and the call stood after a challenge by the Raiders. It turned out not to matter much when Tahir Whitehead intercepted Dobbs on the next play.

PRESSURE POINT

The Raiders got a rare sack in the second quarter when Clinton McDonald brought down Roethlisberger on a third down. That was the league-low 11th sack of the season for Oakland. The play proved pivotal when Boswell missed a 39-yard field goal on the following play for his first miss inside of 40 yards this season.

FAST START

The Raiders again got off to a fast start on offense with a 1-yard TD run by Doug Martin on the opening drive. That gave Oakland 41 points on the first drive this season, fourth best in the league.

HOLDING ON

The Raiders committed three facemask penalties in a span of 13 plays in the second quarter. Before the infractions from Tahir Whitehead, Johnathan Hankins and Erik Harris, Oakland hadn't been penalized for a facemask all season.

UP NEXT

Steelers: Host Patriots on Sunday.

Raiders: Visit Bengals on Sunday.

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Key Players
J. Smith-Schuster 19 WR
130 ReYds, 2 ReTDs, 8 RECs
25
FPTS
D. Carr 4 QB
322 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, RuYd
22
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:21
D.Carlson extra point is GOOD Center-T.Sieg Holder-J.Townsend.
plays
yds
pos
21
24
Touchdown 0:21
D.Carr pass short left to D.Carrier for 6 yards TOUCHDOWN. OAK-J.Feliciano was injured during the play. His return is Questionable.
8
plays
75
yds
2:34
pos
21
23
Point After TD 2:55
C.Boswell extra point is GOOD Center-K.Canaday Holder-J.Berry.
plays
yds
pos
21
17
Touchdown 2:55
B.Roethlisberger pass short middle to J.Smith-Schuster for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
75
yds
2:25
pos
20
17
Point After TD 5:20
D.Carlson extra point is GOOD Center-T.Sieg Holder-J.Townsend.
plays
yds
pos
14
17
Touchdown 5:20
D.Carr pass short left to L.Smith for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
14
plays
73
yds
7:50
pos
14
16
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:10
C.Boswell extra point is GOOD Center-K.Canaday Holder-J.Berry.
plays
yds
pos
14
10
Touchdown 0:10
B.Roethlisberger pass incomplete short middle to J.Smith-Schuster. The Replay Official reviewed the incomplete pass ruling and the play was REVERSED. B.Roethlisberger pass short middle to J.Smith-Schuster for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
53
yds
2:47
pos
13
10
Field Goal 8:08
D.Carlson 44 yard field goal is GOOD Center-T.Sieg Holder-J.Townsend.
10
plays
46
yds
4:14
pos
7
10
Point After TD 12:18
C.Boswell extra point is GOOD Center-K.Canaday Holder-J.Berry.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 12:18
C.Okorafor reported in as eligible. S.Ridley up the middle for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
67
yds
6:30
pos
6
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 10:44
D.Carlson extra point is GOOD Center-T.Sieg Holder-J.Townsend.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:44
C.McDonald and D.Sharpe reported in as eligible. D.Martin up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
74
yds
4:16
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 27:24 32:36
1st Downs 24 20
Rushing 3 3
Passing 17 17
Penalty 4 0
3rd Down Conv 6-11 4-12
4th Down Conv 0-1 2-2
Total Net Yards 340 354
Total Plays 58 63
Avg Gain 5.9 5.6
Net Yards Rushing 40 55
Rush Attempts 19 25
Avg Rush Yards 2.1 2.2
Net Yards Passing 300 299
Comp. - Att. 29-38 25-34
Yards Per Pass 7.9 8.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-6 4-23
Penalties - Yards 2-14 13-130
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 3-38.7 4-41.5
Return Yards 69 34
Punts - Returns 3-28 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 2-41 2-34
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 3/5 4/4
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 0/2 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 3-4 -75% 3-4 -75%
Goal to Go Eff. 3-3 -100% 3-3 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Steelers 7-5-1 0140721
Raiders 3-10 7301424
300 PASS YDS 299
40 RUSH YDS 55
340 TOTAL YDS 354
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Roethlisberger 7 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
86.2% 282 2 0 130.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67% 4227 28 13 97.4
B. Roethlisberger 25/29 282 2 0 23
J. Dobbs 5 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
44.4% 24 0 1 12.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 43 0 1 24.0
J. Dobbs 4/9 24 0 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Samuels 38 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 59 0
J. Samuels 11 28 0 9 8
J. Dobbs 5 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 11 0
J. Dobbs 2 15 0 10 0
S. Ridley 22 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 4 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 60 1
S. Ridley 5 4 1 2 6
D. Heyward-Bey 88 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -7 0
D. Heyward-Bey 1 -7 0 -7 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Smith-Schuster 19 WR
25
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 8 130 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 91 1234 6
J. Smith-Schuster 12 8 130 2 43 25
J. Samuels 38 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 7 64 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 118 2
J. Samuels 7 7 64 0 23 8
V. McDonald 89 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 509 3
V. McDonald 4 4 37 0 19 3
A. Brown 84 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 35 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 86 1063 12
A. Brown 7 5 35 0 13 3
J. James 81 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 414 2
J. James 2 2 28 0 22 2
J. Washington 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 88 1
J. Washington 4 2 11 0 6 1
R. Switzer 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 30 224 1
R. Switzer 1 1 1 0 1 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Hilton 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-11 1 1.0
M. Hilton 6-2 1.0 0 0
Te. Edmunds 34 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-17 1 1.0
Te. Edmunds 4-3 0.0 0 0
C. Heyward 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-16 0 6.0
C. Heyward 4-2 0.0 0 0
C. Sensabaugh 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-5 0 0.0
C. Sensabaugh 4-0 0.0 0 0
J. Haden 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-8 1 0.0
J. Haden 3-3 0.0 0 0
S. Davis 21 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-18 0 0.0
S. Davis 3-2 0.0 0 0
L. Fort 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-6 0 1.0
L. Fort 3-1 0.0 0 0
B. Dupree 48 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-13 1 5.0
B. Dupree 2-3 1.0 0 0
S. Tuitt 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-15 0 4.0
S. Tuitt 2-1 1.0 0 0
J. Hargrave 79 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-13 0 6.0
J. Hargrave 2-1 0.0 0 0
T. Watt 90 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-15 0 10.0
T. Watt 2-2 0.0 0 0
T. Alualu 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-7 0 0.0
T. Alualu 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Chickillo 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-7 0 1.0
A. Chickillo 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Williams 98 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-26 1 4.0
V. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Burnett 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-13 0 0.0
M. Burnett 1-3 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Boswell 9 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
10/16 39/44
C. Boswell 0/2 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Berry 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 38.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
54 44.2 23
J. Berry 3 38.7 2 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Switzer 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 20.5 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
25 19.7 35 0
R. Switzer 2 20.5 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Switzer 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 9.3 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
27 8.6 23 0
R. Switzer 3 9.3 11 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Carr 4 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.5% 322 2 0 122.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.5% 3434 18 8 97.2
D. Carr 25/34 322 2 0 22
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Martin 28 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 32 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
121 477 3
D. Martin 16 32 1 9 9
J. Richard 30 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 238 0
J. Richard 8 24 0 8 2
D. Carr 4 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 50 1
D. Carr 1 -1 0 -1 22
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Cook 87 TE
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 7 116 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 61 825 6
J. Cook 10 7 116 0 30 11
S. Roberts 10 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 76 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 420 2
S. Roberts 7 5 76 0 39 7
J. Nelson 82 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 48 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 41 498 3
J. Nelson 7 6 48 0 13 4
M. Ateman 88 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 45 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 127 1
M. Ateman 4 3 45 0 28 4
D. Carrier 85 TE
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 29 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 67 1
D. Carrier 2 2 29 1 23 8
J. Richard 30 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 57 483 0
J. Richard 1 1 5 0 5 2
L. Smith 86 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 3 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 72 2
L. Smith 1 1 3 1 3 6
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
R. Melvin 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-1 1 0.0
R. Melvin 7-0 0.0 0 0
T. Whitehead 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
74-30 1 0.0
T. Whitehead 6-4 0.0 1 0
M. Gilchrist 31 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-15 2 0.0
M. Gilchrist 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Hankins 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-12 0 0.0
J. Hankins 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Lee 55 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-24 0 0.0
M. Lee 3-1 0.0 0 0
E. Harris 25 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-7 0 0.0
E. Harris 3-4 0.0 0 0
G. Conley 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-11 2 0.0
G. Conley 2-2 0.0 0 0
A. Key 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-7 0 1.0
A. Key 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Cabinda 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-6 0 0.0
J. Cabinda 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. McDonald 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-7 0 2.0
C. McDonald 1-2 1.0 0 0
J. Ellis 78 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Ellis 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Joseph 42 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-10 1 0.0
K. Joseph 1-2 0.0 0 0
F. Rucker 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-10 0 0.0
F. Rucker 1-1 0.0 0 0
N. Morrow 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-7 0 1.0
N. Morrow 1-2 0.0 0 0
N. Nelson 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-6 0 0.0
N. Nelson 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Ealy 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
K. Ealy 0-1 0.0 0 0
P. Hall 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 0 0.0
P. Hall 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Carlson 8 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
11/15 20/20
D. Carlson 1/1 44 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Townsend 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 48.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
55 43.4 11
J. Townsend 4 48.5 1 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Harris 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 17.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 21.7 31 0
D. Harris 2 17.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:44 PIT 25 3:04 6 20 Punt
3:48 PIT 33 6:30 11 67 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:04 PIT 25 3:35 8 54 FG Miss
2:56 PIT 47 2:47 9 53 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PIT 25 2:26 5 25 Punt
9:18 PIT 37 2:34 5 21 Downs
2:24 PIT 16 2:12 5 12 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:40 PIT 32 1:30 3 6 Punt
5:20 PIT 25 2:25 6 75 TD
0:21 PIT 30 0:21 2 48 FG Miss
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OAK 26 4:16 8 74 TD
7:40 OAK 10 3:52 5 9 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:18 OAK 28 4:14 10 46 FG
4:29 OAK 29 1:32 3 -4 Punt
0:10 OAK 25 0:10 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:34 OAK 14 3:16 5 6 Punt
6:44 OAK 43 4:20 7 36 Fumble
0:12 PIT 44 0:32 3 -5 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:10 OAK 27 7:50 14 73 TD
2:55 OAK 25 2:34 8 75 TD