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Rookie Derek Carr makes case to start with 3 TD passes in Raiders 41-31 victory over Seahawks

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    Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (The Associated Press)

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    Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing a 36-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Denarius Moore during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (The Associated Press)

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    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore (17) catches a 36-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Derek Carr during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, right, celebrates after throwing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Mychal Rivera against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (The Associated Press)

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    Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (81) celebrates after catching a 20-yard touchdown in front of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Phillip Adams (28) and strong safety Jeron Johnson during (23) the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (The Associated Press)

Rookie Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes to make a case he should be Oakland's starting quarterback, and the Raiders wrapped up the preseason with a 41-31 victory Thursday night over the Seattle Seahawks.

Carr was almost perfect in the start in place of Matt Schaub, completing 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards, and led Oakland (2-2) to four touchdowns in four drives.

Schaub was anointed the starter after being acquired in an offseason trade from Houston. Coach Dennis Allen hasn't deviated from that plan even as Schaub struggled in the preseason before resting this game with a sore throwing elbow.

Now the question will be if Carr's strong performance against Seattle (2-2) will be enough to change that plan.

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