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Derek Carr Leaves Chargers Game, Marcus Mariota Takes Over for Raiders

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The Raiders are in a heated battle with the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football. Unfortunately for Las Vegas, the rest of that battle could be without Derek Carr.

The seven-year quarterback left the game in the first quarter after seemingly injuring his groin. Carr was then taken back to the locker room for further evaluation. Below is a clip of the play found on Twitter.

With Carr’s status in question, the Raiders will now turn to backup quarterback Marcus Mariota. The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft flamed out with the Titans, but he will now get an opportunity to show off his stuff — for however long that lasts.

With Mariota being an Oregon product, this Thursday night matchup will now include two former Duck quarterbacks going head-to-head, as rookie Justin Herbert is the starting quarterback for Los Angeles.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. Mariota looked good without any playtime or prep. If Waller actually tried to block someone without breaking a nail on Mariota’s 26 yard run in the 3rd it would have been a 70 yard TD. Mariota had to push him into the defender to make him block someone. On that play I realized what the Raiders problems were. Everyone for themselves.

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