Monday Night Football – Robert Spillane made two interceptions against Green Bay’s Jordan Love, while Amik Robertson sealed the game with an interception in the end zone. This helped the Las Vegas Raiders snap a three-game losing streak as they defeated the Packers 17-13 on Monday night. Discover Raiders hold on for precious win on Monday Night Football.
The Raiders’ offense managed to do just enough, with Jimmy Garoppolo completing 22 of 31 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown, although he also threw his NFL-leading seventh interception. Jakobi Meyers had a solid performance, catching seven passes for 75 yards and a touchdown.
On the other hand, Jordan Love struggled, going 16 of 30 for 182 yards and throwing three interceptions. Neither team’s offense was particularly effective, with the Raiders gaining 279 yards and the Packers finishing with 285. This victory was significant for the Raiders as it ended an eight-game losing streak against the Packers, with the last win dating back to 1987 when the team was based in Los Angeles.
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Missed Opportunity: Raiders’ Chance to Extend Lead After Spillane’s Interception
At halftime, the Raiders held a 10-3 lead, thanks to Garoppolo’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Meyers. The Raiders had a chance to extend their lead further when Spillane intercepted the ball in the second quarter, giving them possession at the Green Bay 7-yard line. However, they settled for a short field goal.
The Packers have had a pattern of slow starts in recent games, scoring only six first-half points in their past three matchups. They managed to overcome a 17-0 halftime deficit against the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago but struggled to close the gap against the Detroit Lions last week.
The second half began with Rudy Ford intercepting Garoppolo for the Packers, which led to AJ Dillon’s 5-yard touchdown run to tie the game.
In the third quarter, Green Bay missed an opportunity to capitalize on good field position. Love completed a 77-yard pass to Christian Watson, who was wide open, and a horse-collar tackle penalty put the Packers at the 3-yard line. However, they had to settle for a short field goal, taking a 13-10 lead.
The lead was short-lived as Josh Jacobs’ 2-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter put the Raiders back in front. Before the game, the Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL champions, participated in the ceremonial lighting of the Al Davis memorial torch and received a warm reception from the crowd.
In terms of injuries, Green Bay had cornerback Jaire Alexander back in action after missing two previous games with a back injury. However, Packers linebacker Quay Walker and safety Darnell Savage both suffered injuries in the second quarter. The Raiders were shorthanded at cornerback with Nate Hobbs and Jakorian Bennett sidelined due to injury. Looking ahead, the Packers have a bye week before facing the Denver Broncos on October 22.