The Oakland Raiders will be counting on backup quarterback Matt McGloin in their first National Football League playoff run since 2002 as Derek Carr recovers from a broken leg that required surgery on Tuesday.
The Raiders have not provided a timetable for Carr's return, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the 25-year-old will be out for six to eight weeks.
That worry seems quaint now in the shadow of Carr being dragged to the turf in the fourth quarter by Colts veteran pass rusher Trent Cole before writhing in pain and clearly mouthing "it's broken".
While the Raiders have rallied behind Matt McGloin speaking with the media, the simple truth is that McGloin was a backup for a reason.
On one side, one can understand the Raiders organization potential push to try to get Carr healthy by Super Bowl Sunday.
December 28, 2016#Raiders QB Derek Carr's surgery went very well & full recovery is expected.
"Nobody in this room knew I was going to play this game".
Oakland may need a win on the road to secure the AFC's No. 2 seed in the playoffs and a first round bye.
During his dinner, Carr found out the first rule of being a celebrity in L.A.: If you're famous, TMZ will probably get a picture of you up on their website, and that's exactly what happened on Tuesday night.