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Derek Carr throws 3 TD passes to help Raiders deal blow to 49ers playoff hopes with 24-13 win

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) and fullback Marcel Reece (45) celebrate after connecting on a 9-yard touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) and fullback Marcel Reece (45) celebrate after connecting on a 9-yard touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (81) celebrates after catching a 5-yard touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (81) celebrates after catching a 5-yard touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (81) catches a 5-yard touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers defensive back Leon McFadden (30) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (81) catches a 5-yard touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers defensive back Leon McFadden (30) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)  (The Associated Press)

Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Oakland Raiders put a major dent into San Francisco's dwindling playoff hopes with a 24-13 victory Sunday over the 49ers in the Battle of the Bay.

Carr completed 22 of 28 passes for 254 yards and completely outplayed counterpart Colin Kaepernick as the Raiders (2-11) won their second straight home game surrounding last week's 52-0 loss at St. Louis.

With a second straight loss the 49ers (7-6) are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in coach Jim Harbaugh's four-year tenure.

San Francisco is two games out of the second wild-card spot with three games remaining after making three straight NFC title games.

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