Raiders quarterback Derek Carr left Thursday night’s game against the Chargers after injuring his groin on a scramble.
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Carr began limping as he completed the third-down play late in the first quarter. He then walked to Las Vegas’ locker room as the Raiders kicked a field goal to cut their deficit to 7-3.
With Carr out, backup Marcus Mariota has taken over the Las Vegas offense. This is Mariota’s first appearance with Las Vegas since signing with the Raiders in the offseason. He spent the first five seasons of his NFL career with the Titans after being drafted second overall by Tennessee out of Oregon in 2015.
Mariota threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to tight end Darren Waller on his first drive.
Las Vegas announced at the start of the third quarter that Carr was out for the game. Carr finished with 3-of-5 passing for 53 yards. Mariota was 5 for 5 with 80 yards in the first half.