OAKLAND, Calif. - All Derek Carr wanted after he threw a late interception in a tie game was a chance.
When that opportunity came, Carr didn't squander it.
"I'm thankful our defense held up," Carr said. "After that I told the guys in the huddle, 'Believe it. We've done this a thousand times.' They did a great job of making plays."
"It was special," Del Rio said. "I had to focus on taking my mind elsewhere so I didn't get all choked up. Very special for me."
Carr threw for a career-high 351 yards and three touchdowns a week after being knocked out of a season-opening loss with an injured throwing hand.
"Right now we're not playing good enough as a team to win football games," Flacco said. "That's what happens, you lose games."
Baltimore had overcome a pair of 10-point deficits, including one after Carr threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree late in the third quarter, to take the lead.
Flacco relied heavily on the 36-year-old Smith, who had 10 catches for 150 yards but couldn't get a second foot down in the end zone on an off-target pass from Flacco before Tucker's go-ahead field goal with 2:10 to go.
Cooper had seven catches for 109 yards and Crabtree had nine for 111 as Carr had the big-play receivers on the outside he lacked so often in his rookie season a year ago.
"He showed poise and he stood there in the pocket and made some great throws," safety Charles Woodson said "This guy, he's a special guy. You saw that with the last drive today."
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