Derek Carr throws 3 TDs, leads Raiders to victory in first-ever game at Allegiant Stadium

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 21: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders runs onto the field with teammates before the NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at Allegiant Stadium on September 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (KSEE/KGPE) – It sounds strange to say “Las Vegas Raiders.”

But, at the same time, it sounds just right.

The Raiders’ new city is Las Vegas, and their new home is Allegiant Stadium: a $2 billion facility located just off the Las Vegas Strip. On Monday, it hosted its first game.

And the Raiders made it memorable, thanks to Derek Carr.

Carr, the team’s seventh-year quarterback out of Fresno State, has the Raiders at 2-0 for the first time since 2017 after he led them to a 34-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.

Carr was 28-of-38 for 282 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the win.

“It’s nice. It’s nice to go out and be 2-0,” he said. “It’s nice to play against the Saints, the world champions, top-whatever defense, top-whatever offense. Their special teams’ unit is one of the best in the league. And get a win. That feels good. That’s a good statement, Monday night, all that. But just like I told the guys after the game when we brought it up, I said, ‘job’s not done.’

Next week, the job is to beat the Patriots.

And Derek Carr will enter that game with 147 career touchdown passes, third-most in Raiders history.

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