OAKLAND, Calif. — A big blown lead, a short week against a rested opponent and a banged-up pinkie for their quarterback.

Right now it seems as if nothing can derail the Oakland Raiders.

Derek Carr came back from his injury to lead another fourth-quarter comeback and the Raiders won their fifth straight game, beating the Carolina Panthers 35-32 on Sunday.

“The mood was we’ve been here before,” Carr said. “You don’t like having been here before. But there was no doubt in my mind we could move the ball and win and score. There’s never a doubt.”

Carr threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns despite missing a series after the injury, leading the Raiders (9-2) back from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to clinch their first winning season since 2002.

After leading a game-tying drive earlier in the fourth quarter, Carr hit Michael Crabtree for a 49-yard pass on third-and-9 from the 14 to help set up Sebastian Janikowski’s 23-yard field goal with 1:45 left.

Cam Newton led the Panthers (4-7) into Oakland territory on the final drive, but Greg Olsen dropped a pass on third down that would have put Carolina in field-goal range. Khalil Mack stripped Newton on a fourth-down sack to seal the win.

BUCCANEERS 14, SEAHAWKS 5: Jameis Winston threw a pair of touchdown passes to Mike Evans and Tampa Bay’s rejuvenated defense shut down Russell Wilson as the Buccaneers (6-5) beat visiting Seattle (7-3-1).

Evans scored on receptions of 3 and 23 yards in the first quarter, Alterraun Verner had one of two interceptions off Wilson, and the Bucs sacked the Seattle quarterback six times.

The Bucs have won three straight to climb back into contention for a playoff berth. They remained one game behind first-place Atlanta in the NFC South.

FALCONS 38, CARDINALS 19: Taylor Gabriel took two short passes for touchdowns and Atlanta (7-4) returned from a bye week to earn a win at home and add to Arizona’s misery.

Gabriel, cut by the winless Browns before the season, scored on plays of 35 and 25 yards.

His second score finished the Cardinals (4-6-1), who began the season touted as a Super Bowl contender but have been one of the NFL’s most disappointing teams.

RAVENS 19, BENGALS 14: Justin Tucker kicked four field goals and Baltimore (6-5) shut down the Bengals’ depleted offense to pick up a home victory.

Joe Flacco threw for 234 yards and a touchdown to help the Ravens snap a five-game losing streak against the Bengals (3-7-1).

The victory was not assured until Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton fumbled when sacked by Elvis Dumervil, and defensive end Lawrence Guy recovered at the Baltimore 21 with 1:05 left and the Ravens up 19-12.

Cincinnati got a safety on the final play when Baltimore punter Sam Koch ran out of the end zone while his blockers intentionally held Cincinnati rushers. A game can end on an offensive penalty.

CHARGERS 21, TEXANS 13: Philip Rivers threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns to lead San Diego (5-6) to a win at mistake-prone Houston (6-5).

Dontrelle Inman had 119 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Chargers.

The Texans were 5-0 at home, but they were hurt by four turnovers, including three interceptions by Brock Osweiler.

TITANS 27, BEARS 21: Marcus Mariota threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns, and Tennessee (6-6) held on to beat the depleted Bears (2-9) in Chicago.

Matt Barkley, starting for the injured Jay Cutler, led a fourth-quarter comeback for Chicago. The Bears had a first down at the Tennessee 7 in the final minute when Josh Bellamy dropped a pass in the end zone. Barkley’s next three attempts fell incomplete, preserving the win for Tennessee.

SAINTS 49, RAMS 21: Drew Brees passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns and Mark Ingram scored twice as New Orleans (5-6) routed visiting Los Angeles (4-7).

Playing 10 days after being knocked unconscious in a Thursday night loss at Carolina, Ingram rushed for 146 yards on 14 carries, including a 61-yard scamper and a 10-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-1 play. He also scored on a 21-yard screen pass.

Two of Brees’ scoring strikes went to rookie Michael Thomas, whose touchdowns of 6 and 21 yards were part of a nine-catch, 108-yard performance.

BILLS 28, JAGUARS 21: LeSean McCoy scored twice, including a career-best 75-yard run, and Tyrod Taylor’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter with 10:46 remaining put Buffalo (6-5) ahead for good in a win over Jacksonville (2-9) in Orchard Park, New York.


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