By Levi Damien
Hello from lovely London town. It’s great to be back. The business of covering the Raiders match-up is at hand, but really it is a good excuse to once again explore this amazing city. That’s a luxury I have. The Raiders on the other hand, have far more serious business on which to focus – getting a win.
The last time the Raiders traveled to London was 2014. Current high paid veteran starters Derek Carr and Gabe Jackson were rookies then. And they came to Wembley winless at 0-3 on the season. Carr was desperate for his first win as a pro quarterback.
He wouldn’t get that win. Carr would leave the game with an injury, replaced by Matt McGloin and the Raiders would lose to the Dolphins to fall to 0-4. Immediately after the game, third year head coach Dennis Allen would be fired, replaced by interim head coach Tony Sparano (RIP) and the team would go on to lose six more before Carr would get that coveted first victory.
Carr is now a fifth-year quarterback. He and the Raiders are back at Wembley today, preparing for their sixth game of the season and once again desperate to put a win on the...