The Packers were 5-1 heading into this game, looking to stay atop the NFC North with a victory over the Oakland Raiders before going to Kansas City to play the Chiefs next week. The Raiders started the game with a long drive down the field that was halted by the Packers defense that ended in a 45-yard field goal for the Raiders making it 3-0, but it didn’t take the Packers offense very long to get going fast. The offensive game for the Packers started out very quick and they drove down the field and quarterback Aaron Rodgers started off his hot day with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Packers running back Aaron Jones making the score 7-3 Green Bay. The next Raiders drive ended in a 3 and out for the Packers defense who is off to a great start this year. The Packers next drive ended after obtaining one first down and then stalling out. The next drive for the Raiders ended in a touchdown pass from Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. The following drive for the Packers would eat a lot of clock and the Packers would drive down the field and score on a touchdown pass to Jamaal Williams from Aaron Rodgers, giving him his 2nd touchdown pass of the game and making the score 14-10 Packers. The Raiders had a great next drive going until quarterback Derek Carr went for the end zone and fumbled into the pylon giving the Packers the ball back with 2 and half minutes left in the 1st half. The Packers capitalized on this mistake by Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers threw his 3rd touchdown pass of the game, a 37-yard touchdown pass to UW-Whitewater alumni wide receiver Jake Kumerow with 13 seconds left in the first half making the score 21-10 at halftime with the Packers leading.
The Packers received the second half kick off from the Raiders and started the drive off with a long completion from Rodgers to receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Soon after, Aaron Rodgers ran in the touchdown to make the score 28-10 as the Packers started to pull away on his 4th overall touchdown of the day. The Raiders scored on the following drive on a touchdown pass from Derek Carr, making the score 28-17. The Packers quickly answered on a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to tight end Jimmy Graham, giving Rodgers his 5th overall touchdown and making the score 35-17 Green Bay. The Raiders followed up with a fantastic drive but the Packers had a fantastic goal line stand and the Raiders turned the ball over on downs, and the Packers received the ball back on the 1-yard line. Following the goal line stand the Packers punted the ball back to the Raiders giving them pretty good field position to start the next drive. The Packers intercepted a pass thrown by Derek Carr in the end zone on the next drive giving the Packers the ball back at the 20 yard line with only 8 minutes left in the game. The Packers followed that up with a 75-yard touchdown pass to Valdes-Scantling, making the score 42-17 Green Bay and giving Rodgers his 6th overall touchdown of the game. The Raiders followed that up with a touchdown making the score 42-24 Green Bay and that is how the final score stood. Tune in on Saturday for a preview of the Packer game with the Kansas City Chiefs. Have a great week!