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Raiders 27, Texans 20

Nov. 21, 2016
Estadio Azteca
Mexico City, Mexico

Derek Carr throws for three touchdowns and 295 yards on 21 of 31 passing to lead the Raiders (8-2) to a comeback win over the Texans (6-4). Carr's 35-yard scoring pass to Amari Cooper breaks a 20-all deadlock with 4:43 remaining. On Oakland's previous possession, Carr hooks up with Jamize Olawale on a 75-yard catch and run scoring play to erase a 20-13 deficit.

With their fourth straighht win, the AFC-West leading Raiders improve to 8-2 and equal their best start since 2001.
Raiders running backs combine for 11 catches for 199 yards and two TDs. Jamize Olawale has three catches for 90 yards, Jalen Richard three catches for 50 yards and Latavius Murray five catches for 59 yards. Richard catches a 17-yard TD pass and Olawale has a 75-yard catch and run scoring play
One game after rushing for a season high 218 yards against Denver on Nov. 6, the Raiders have only 30 rushing yards on 20 carries and a 1.5 yards per carry average against the Texans.
The Raiders defense stops the Texans on fourth-and-inches from the Oakland 15 with 6:15 remaining and the score dealocked at 20-all. After the play is upheld following a replay challenge, the Raiders score the go-ahead TD five plays later on a Carr-to-Cooper 35-yard pass.
The Texans' Brock Osweiler is 26 of 39 passing for 243 yards with a TD and interception.
Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin has nine solo tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss and a quarterback hit.

"We got punched in the mouth. We weren't doing things the way we usually want to do things executing wise. But there was no doubt in anybody's mind that we'd come back and win the football game."

Raiders QB Derek Carr

"Very tough loss. We should have won the game, we are trying to win every game. You don't leave the game in the ref's hands."

Texans DL Jadeveon Clowney

1: Sacks by Oakland defensive end Khalil Mack, who has five sacks the past three games and eight sacks the last seven games.
8: Raiders victories this season, equaling the team's most wins in a season since 2003. The Raiders also had eight wins in 2010 & 2011.
20: Touchdown passes for Oakland's Derek Carr, who throws for three scores against Houston.
36:27: Time of Possession for the Texans compared to 23:33 TOP for the Raiders.

With his extra point in the second quarter, the Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski scored a point in his third country, having previously accomplished the feat in the United States and United Kingdom. Former Raider Joe Nedney reportedly is the only other player to score in Mexico, the U.S. and the U.K. Five other players have scored in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.: running back Steven Jackson and kickers Robbie Gould, Matt Bryant, Dan Carpenter and Jay Feely.
Oakland's Derek Carr had thrown 170 straight passes without an interception before getting picked by Houston's A.J. Bouye on the first play from scrimmage in the second half. It was Carr's fourth interception of the season and the first since Kansas City's Marcus Peters accomplished the feat Oct. 16.
The Raiders improve to 38-27-1 on Monday Night Football while the Texans are 4-4 on MNF.

Updated: 11-22-2016