Carr finished with a franchise-record 513 yards passing — completing 40 of 59 passes without an interception. The Raiders (6-2) also overcame a NFL-record 23 penalties for 200 yards to remain unbeaten on the road.
“It was an awesome performance. I’ve seen some good ones. I think we’ll continue to see good ones from him,” Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said.
Carr said when he was told he had thrown for more yards in a game than any other quarterback in team history, he nearly cried.
“Not in a weird way, just like that’s stuff you dream of as a kid,” the third-year pro said. “I’m just blessed.”
Carr broke a 52-year-old record set by Cotton Davidson.
Oakland amassed 626 yards total offense and dominated time of possession by more than 15 minutes against an overworked Tampa Bay defense that was on the field 85 plays.
Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski missed a 50-yard field goal as time expired to send it into overtime.
Janikowski misfired again from 52 yards on Oakland’s first possession of the extra period. On the winning play, Carr hit Roberts into the middle of the field on fourth-and-4, Tampa Bay defenders lunged and missed the tackle at the 30, and the receiver sped into the end zone.
The Raiders, who beat Jacksonville last week and remained in Florida to prepare for the Bucs, are 5-0 on the road for the first time since 1977. Tampa Bay, which had a two-game winning streak stopped, fell to 0-3 at home.
“They tried to give us the game — two missed field goals and all those penalties,” Tampa Bay tackle Demar Dotson said. “We didn’t take it.”
DID YA SEE THAT?:
Raiders OL Donald Penn was with the Bucs for eight years before being released after the 2013 season. His 1-yard TD made it 10-10 early in the third quarter. The 315-pound tackle crossed his arms and struck a pose for the announced crowd of 61,058
“I had to let them know they made a big mistake in cutting me,” Penn said. “II had to let them know I’m back.”
With RB Doug Martin still sidelined by a hamstring injury, Rodgers made his third start for Tampa Bay and rushed for 69 yards on 19 carries against the league’s 32nd-ranked defense. Rodgers topped 100 yards each of the previous two games , keying victories over Carolina and San Francisco. Martin, the league’s second-leading rusher a year ago, has been out since getting hurt at Arizona Week Two.
FLAGS, FLAGS AND MORE FLAGS:
The Raiders hurt themselves repeatedly with penalties, including a delay of game on first and goal from the Tampa Bay and an offensive pass interference call against WR Michael Crabtree that nullified a touchdown. They wound up settling for Sebastian Janikowski’s 31-yard field goal that trimmed a second-quarter deficit to 10-3. Oakland was penalized four times, twice on third-and-1 for lining up with 12 men on defense, during the fourth-quarter drive Winston used to put Tampa Bay up 24-17.
“I can’t believe it, but it just shows the resilience of this team. We just have to work to clean that up,” Cooper said. “We can’t be a championship team like that, so we have to clean that up. Definitely.”
The Raiders lost CB Sean Smith with a shoulder injury on the second play of the game. The Bucs said Rodgers left the game late with a foot injury.