Raiders 24 @ Packers 42 (-6)
–Packers outgained Raiders in YPP by 8.7 to 7.8 (though outgained in total yards 481 to 484)
–Both pass rushes were nonexistent – Packers were sacked once and Raiders weren’t sacked
–Both offenses were on full display, easily able to move down the field on the defense.
–Raiders made it to the red zone 6 times with only 3 TDs to show for it (1 FG, 1 fumble, 1 TOD) and also had an INT at GB 25
–The game ultimately turned when Carr fumbled the ball through the back of the endzone at the GB 1 with 2:00 left in the 2nd quarter. Instead of having the lead 17-14, Rodgers drove down the field to go up 21-10, and GB got the ball first in the 2H to go up 28-10
–Waller for OAK had 7 catches for 128 yards, 2 TDs
–Packers punted 2 times on 10 drives
–Raiders punted 2 times on 9 drives
–Raiders 8 penalties for 97 yards
–Packers passing: Rodgers 25/31, 429 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INTs
–Packers rushing: Jones 12 carries for 50 yards, 4.2 YPC
–Raiders passing: Carr 22/28, 293 yards, 10.5 YPA, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 1 fumble lost
–Raiders rushing: Jacobs 21 carries for 124 yards, 5.9 YPC, 0 TDs
Personal takeaways: This score looks bad but the game probably should have been more competitive than it was. Carr’s fumble changed the course of the game and got the Raiders into a hole where the Raiders D couldn’t stop the Packers offense, leading to the blowout. Both offenses were able to move at will on the other team’s pass defense, and Jacobs was able to run all over the Packers defense. I think a general surprise to me is how good the Raiders have been this year on offense, schematically under Gruden. Also the impact of Waller is huge for that offense.
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