We’re approaching midseason and reach

  •  the third game on the Raiders schedule in which Derek Carr should be fueled by a bit of revenge. First up was the Colts in week four and then the Bears in..." NFL Revenge WeekTop five 2019 Raiders games in which Derek Carr should have revenge on his mind: Houston TexansNew Seth Roberts Jersey ,21commentsPDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Top five 2019 Raiders games in which Derek Carr should have revenge on his mind: Houston TexansTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Brian Bahr/Getty ImagesWe’re approaching midseason and reach the third game on the Raiders schedule in which Derek Carr should be fueled by a bit of revenge. First up was the Colts in week four and then the Bears in London. This next one goes way back.Houston Texans week eightThe Texans are a team which Derek Carr is quite familiar. He spent a good portion of his teenage years in Houston, which is where he gets that mild Southern drawl despite growing up in Bakersfield California.The reason Derek spent so much time in Houston is because his brother was playing quarterback for the Texans for five seasons.David was the number one overall pick in the 2002 draft as the expansion Texans’ first every draft pick. He was looked upon as a can’t miss, franchise quarterback, but the Texans basically ruined him. They didn’t invest in his offensive line and every week little Derek watched his brother get absolutely destroyed. To be exact, David was sacked 249 times including an incredible 76 times his rookie season.Those five seasons were the end of David Carr’s career as an NFL starter. He would start four more games for the Panthers and then spend four seasons as Eli Manning’s backup in New York before calling it a career and becoming a studio analyst.Watching his brother get beat up and sacked week after week traumatized Derek. And he lived through this form age 12 to 17 -- the years in which his football skills would be formed the most. It’s the reason he has such a short clock in his head when he’s in the pocket. This revenge is about more than just his brother.In 2016, when Derek led the Raiders to their first playoff berth in 14 years, one of his 12 wins came against the Texans. It would have been the only time he had to face them that season, but in week 16 he broke his fibula. This led to a loss to the Broncos in the season finale, which dropped the Raiders to the wild card slot and sent them to Houston to play the Texans.So, here the Raiders were. In the city Carr called his second home for five years. Facing the team he once rooted for because of his brother and came to resent because of what they did to his brother and once again Gabe Jackson Jersey , he there he was, feeling as helpless as his 12-year-old self to do anything. The Texans – who had no business winning that game otherwise – would beat the Raiders who were led by rookie Connor Cook making his first ever start. Cook threw three interceptions and was sacked three times while completing just 18 passes.A midseason win over the Texans won’t take away the deep sting for Carr, but it would sure feel a lot better to light them up.Next up: Derek Carr revenge game: Week 13 at Kansas CityAlso see: Derek Carr revenge game vs Colts and in London vs the BearsFollow @LeviDamienTerrell Owens to receive Hall of Fame ring at half time of Raiders vs 49ers game week 9 After all the anger of Terrell Owens turning down his invitation to attend the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony in Canton Ohio, the recently enshrined receiver will still get the rest of his honors. Among those honors is receiving his ‘Ring of Excellence’ which is handed out to all living Hall of Fame enshrinees.The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced they will be giving Owens his ring at halftime of the Raiders vs 49ers Thursday night game in San Francisco week 9. Owens played the first eight years of his career with the 49ers. That’s where he first was named All Pro — which he was named three straight years with the 49ers and five times in his career — and had his two best seasons as a pro.We’ll see if he accepts the invitation to this ceremony.What I find interesting about all the people who were fightin’ mad about Owens refusing to show up for the ceremony in Canton, and his receiving a ring now, is Ken Stabler was never given either opportunity. They didn’t enshrine him until right after he died. And it took the Senior Committee to do it. And since he was not here to accept it, his family did not receive the Ring of Excellence either.So, all these Hall of Fame committee members can save their anger about a player not showing up for their ceremony. None of them gave a damn about Stabler getting the shaft for so many years and therefore not given the option of accepting the honor while he was alive.Follow @LeviDamien