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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Derek Carrs comfort level in changing plays at the line of scrimmage is a part of his game that has gone largely unnoticed while the Raiders worked their way into a tie for first in the AFC West.Its something that Carr is doing with more frequency and with more success -- like on his fourth-down touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree that put Oakland ahead to stay in its 34-31 win over the San Diego Chargers last week.Thats the way I love to play, Carr said Wednesday. I love having a lot put on my back. Any quarterback does. (Offensive coordinator Bill) Musgrave talks to me about his time with Matt Ryan, how he loved that and how were similar in that way. We just love that kind of stuff. I absolutely love it.Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said its just part of the natural progression for his third-year quarterback, who had a tremendous first month of the season while helping guide Oakland to its best start in more than a decade.Through five games, Carr has 11 touchdown passes with just two interceptions to go with a 102.3 rating and 66.8 completion percentage -- the latter two numbers being career-highs. The former second-round draft pick has also led the Raiders on seven game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime during his brief NFL career, including twice already this season.Thats helped propel Oakland to a 4-1 start and a share of first place in the AFC West with defending Super Bowl champion Denver.While Carr certainly isnt at the level of autonomy that Peyton Manning had when he called every play at the line for the Colts and Broncos, his freedom to alter the calls coming in have added another layer to Oaklands fifth-ranked offense.Del Rio said allowing Carr to do more was something he and his coaching staff discussed during the offseason.As hes made good decisions and made accurate throws, and in those situations, we give him more leeway to do those things, Del Rio said. He sees it. He can understand what leverage hes getting. We dont have to guess from the sideline and make a call and then try to make it perfect, in terms of execution. You can see what you see and make the adjustment and make a play.Carr did just that in the third quarter against the Chargers after Del Rio made the decision to go for it on 4th-and-3 from San Diegos 21-yard line rather than settle for a chip-in field goal attempt from Sebastian Janikowski.Musgrave initially called for a passing play that had wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper running crossing patterns. Carr, noticing that Crabtree was in man-to-man coverage against Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward, switched up and audibled a fade to Crabtree.Crabtree easily beat Hayward down the field into the end zone to make his fifth touchdown reception of the year and help give the Raiders the lead.Carrs teammates say it was just another example of the young quarterbacks maturity and his confidence.The thing is, he wouldnt do it if he wasnt doing the right thing, Cooper said. Hell only audible if he feels like its the right thing to do, the right play to call. And he has the confidence in us that well go up and make the play for him.For the most part the Raiders give Carr a handful of plays to check into if a change needs to be made at the line. At other times, the quarterback is allowed to freelance and come up with his own plays.Most of the time the results have been good, like on the touchdown pass to Crabtree. Even then, Carr notices the coaching staff raising an eyebrow in his direction.As soon as the ball goes up, I laugh because I know what they were thinking, like `We didnt call that, Carr said with a laugh. Its nothing outside the framework of what they want me to do or being aggressive and those kinds of things. I would never do that kind of stuff, be an insubordinate. Im not like that.Game notesAustin Howard could be in line to start at right tackle. Rookie Vadal Alexander, who has started the previous two games while Menelik Watson and Howard nursed their way back from injuries, did not practice Wednesday because of a sore ankle he injured against San Diego. Watson (calf) was also held out along with running back Latavius Murray (toe).---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFLNike Shox NZ For Sale . Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. Cheap Nike Shox Shoes NZ .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. http://www.cheapnikeshoxnz.com/ . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. Nike Shox NZ Cheapest Price . Belfort (24-10) needed just 77 seconds to down Henderson in the headlining bout of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson" event at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The fight served as a rematch of the pairs 2006 meeting, which Henderson won by decision. Discount Nike Shox Shoes NZ . - The Washington Redskins have cut defensive lineman Adam Carriker and punter Sav Rocca.SAN DIEGO -- Jon Lester had another strong outing and his teammates powered their way to another win.Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jason Heyward all homered to back Lester as the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Monday night.Lester (14-4) limited the Padres to a run and five hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked two in winning for the 10th time in his last 11 decisions. The left-hander improved to 5-0 with six quality starts out of seven since the All-Star break.Game after game after game you kind of know what to expect from him right now, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. He had really good stuff tonight.Lester was making his first regular-season appearance at Petco Park, the last active ballpark where he hadnt yet started.I just try to go pitch and do a good job, he said. Thats all I worry about. The main number for me that Im always concerned about is 200 innings. If thats there, then all the other stuff is kind of gravy.Bryants solo shot in the fifth inning was his 32nd of the year, tying him with Colorados Nolan Arenado for the National League lead.Russell added his third home run in two days, and the struggling Heyward -- recently benched to rest mentally -- got his first since July 29.It was great for Jason to be able to do that, Cubs manager Joe Madden said. Those are the kinds of things that can get his confidence going again and going in the right direction.Anthony Rizzo had four hits to tie a career-high for the NL Central-leading Cubs, who have won six of their last eight games and 20 of 25.Edwin Jackson (3-4) gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings. The right-hander struck out two and walked four, one intentionally, as he snapped a three-start winning streak.It just wasnt a great job by me, Jackson said.The Padres, who have lost seven of nine, had only one runner reach third base in the opening five innings.Lester was lifted at 100 pitches after Alex Dickerson and Christian Bethancourt opened the seventh with singles. Justin Grimm, the first of three relieevers, came on and allowed a run on a wild pitch when striking out Ryan Schimpf.ddddddddddddSan Diegos only other threat was in the sixth, as Brett Wallace advanced to third on a one-out single and two-base error by Heyward in right when he overran the ball. But Lester struck out Travis Jankowski looking and, after a walk to Alexei Ramirez, struck out Wil Myers with a devastating curveball.Chicago pulled away with a three-run fifth, which featured two home runs. Bryant led off with arching shot into the left-center field seats. After Rizzos double, Heyward hit his long fly for a 5-0 advantage.That was the one that really hurt, that two-run homer, Jackson said. That kind of put a damper on things.The Cubs forged ahead 2-0 in the third as Jackson struggled with his command. Rizzo singled in between walks to Dexter Fowler and Ben Zobrist. That set up Russells sacrifice fly for his second RBI in two innings.You cant fall behind, especially against a team like this, Jackson said.Russell slugged Jacksons 86-mph slider for a home run in the second, his third solo blast in two days for a 1-0 edge.That was a horrible pitch to Russell, Jackson said. He should have hit that one out.The other two pitches hit for homers werent bad, just not good enough against the powerful Cubs.That is a difficult lineup to navigate, Padres manager Andy Green said.TRAINERS ROOMPadres: OF Jabari Blash was placed on the disabled list with a sprained left finger.UP NEXTCubs: RHP Jake Arrieta (15-5, 2.75 ERA) prevailed in his last outing on Thursday against Arizona, but he wasnt sharp. Arrieta, who has nine road wins, had a career-high seven walks and allowed five runs in 5 2/3 innings.Padres: LHP Christian Friedrich (4-9, 4.69 ERA) looks to snap a three-start losing streak as he has dropped seven of his past nine outings. He was effective on Wednesday against Tampa Bay, working 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball. ' ' '
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