VIDEO: Remembering When Donald Penn Caught a TD Pass From Derek Carr Against Former Buccaneers Team

By michael obermuller
Live footage of Derek Carr's play action touchdown pass to offensive tackle Donald Penn.
Live footage of Derek Carr's play action touchdown pass to offensive tackle Donald Penn. / YouTube-NFL
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NFL players always talk about the excitement leading up to a game against a former team. It's never just another game, especially if the player didn't leave the previous franchise on the best terms.

We've seen this time and time again throughout NFL history, but one unlikely time where a player was able to shine against his former team was offensive tackle Donald Penn against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Donald Penn TD Catch Against the Bucs (4:03 Mark in Video Below)

This type of play action bootleg has become more and more common around the league in recent years, but Penn was one of the unlikeliest candidates. The long-tenured NFL tackle was never known for his hands, nor his speed, but maybe that little bit of extra intensity was all he needed to secure this touchdown catch for the Oakland Raiders.

Derek Carr certainly knows where he's going with the ball, so the play must have been designed for Penn specifically, and what a way to get back at your old squad.

In the end, the Raiders get a game-tying score, capping a nice drive. Penn gets something far more satisfying though, revenge.


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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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