Derek Carr has started the season with back-to-back strong performances, leading Jon Gruden to praise him following Monday night's win over the New Orleans Saints.

The Las Vegas Raiders quarterback passed for 282 yards and three touchdowns in Week 2.

"This guy's a great quarterback," Gruden said. "We're surrounding him with better players. And once our defense I think starts playing to their potential, he can even be better. He does so much with the ball and without the ball and behind the scenes that I think Raiders fans should really be proud of him, and I know I am."

The Raiders will face the New England Patriots in Week 3.