OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr knows full well what the Cincinnati Bengals are enduring this season: nine straight losses to open the year. Carr began his rookie season as starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders with 10 consecutive defeats before finally breaking through with a win. “You feel like everything is against you because for the fans, sometimes for older players, they don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel,” he said. “They just see what’s in front of them at the moment and it’s hard man. It’s tough and one thing I’ll say though is, if you can grind through those moments, work really hard, stick to your process, when the good moments come around it makes you thankful for those other moments.” Carr bounced back from the rough debut campaign to win 12 games and lead the Raiders to the playoffs in 2016. Two more down seasons followed, but Carr has Oakland (5-4) back in contention again this year heading into Sunday’s home game against Cincinnati (0-9). After two straight wins to open a homestand, Carr wants to make sure his team doesn’t let up in the third game and squander a chance. “I don’t… Read full this story
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