For the first time since the beginning of February Sheffield Wednesday are playing catch-up for a play-off place.
The Owls drew with South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Oakwell with Angus MacDonald cancelling out Sam Winnall's opener in injury time.
To make matters worse, down the road at the New York Stadium, Fulham relegated Rotherham United and in turn jumped ahead of the Owls into sixth place in the Championship table.
The Millers kept Fulham at bay for over an hour before Sone Aluko knocked in from close range for what proved to be the matchwinner.
Speaking after his side's match at Barnsley, Carvalhal said: "Something positive to us, is that we depend on us. We don't depend on anyone else. At this moment we don't have to wait on anyone else losing games. We must still run and fight."
Both Wednesday and Fulham have seven games left to play. On Tuesday, the Owls follow Fulham by heading for the New York Stadium while the Cottagers are away to Derby County.
The sides are still to play each other, with Fulham heading north to Hillsborough on the final day of the season.