Rodgers has nearly perfect day in win

Joe Zenzola
October 20, 2019 - 5:47 pm
© Jeff Hanisch | 2019 Oct 20

© Jeff Hanisch | 2019 Oct 20


By Daniel Plocher

GREEN BAY-- The Green Bay Packers dominated the Oakland Raiders winning 42-24 behind 6 touchdowns and a perfect passer rating from Aaron Rodgers. The Matt LaFleur offense was clicking on all cylinders in this one racking up 481 total yards of offense; 429 coming hrough the air. 

It may be troublesome that the green and gold didn't move the ball effectively on the ground, but they didn't need to. Rodgers only threw 6 incompletions in the game and scored 6 touchdowns. It was one of those days that no one could do anything to slow him down. 

After the Raiders opened up the game with a field goal on their first possession, Rodgers and Green Bay's offense started hot as the superstar QB dropped a nice pass to Aaron Jones for 21 yards, and the first touchdown of Rodgers' historic day.

The Raiders responded with an impressive drive of their own marching down the field on a 14-play, 88-yard drive that soaked up 8:38 of gametime, and concluded in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to TE Foster Moreau. Oakland took the lead back with the touchdown leading 10-7.

Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers wasted no time retaking the lead as they had a comanding drive of 82-yards on 11-plays that resulted in a short pass from Rodgers to Jamaal Williams for a 1-yard TD pass.

The game kept going back and forth early as Carr took the offense back onto the field, and the Raiders once again found themselves in the redzone after a 48-yard pass to TE Darren Waller. Two plays later, on 2nd and goal, Carr scrambled to the endzone and dove for the pylon, but fumbled the ball out of bounds in the endzone. After review, the Packers took the ball over on weird NFL ruling that gives the opposing team the ball on a fumble that goes out in the endzone.

At this point, the Packers had all of the momentum. The turnover by Carr was turned into points for Green Bay on Jake Kumerow's first NFL touchdown.

Green Bay went into halftime with a 21-10 lead, and would get possesion of the football coming out of the break. 

For the fourth drive in a row, the Packers offense was nearly perfect. They came out of the half with a bomb from Rodgers to Marquez Valdez-Scantling for 59 yards on the first play from scrimage in the third quarter.

Three plays later, Rodgers hit Geronimo Allison on a short pass, and Allison did the rest, running 8 yards for a TD. The wheels began to fall off the wagon for the Raiders now trailing 28-10.

After getting hit in the mouth, Jon Gruden and his offense kept fighting with another impressive drive utilizing their big TE Darren Waller for his first touchdown of the day on a quick pass right in the middle of the field. Waller would finish with 7 receptions for 126 yards and 2 TDs. The Raiders cut the lead to 11 points, 28-17.

The Packers kept on trend and responded right away, regaining their 18 point lead with another great drive with this Matt LaFleur offense. After a 26 yard pass caught by Allen Lazard took the Pack into the redzone, Rodgers completed an out-route to Jimmy Graham for a three yard touchdown. 

I bet you can guess what the Raiders did on their next drive. The offensive spree continued as Oakland drove down the field on an 11-play, 74-yard drive. The big difference this time was that the Green Bay defense stood tall on the goal line and kept Raiders' RB Josh Jacobs out of the endzone on four straight rushing attempts from inside the five yard line. 

A three-and-out by the Raiders caused the Packers to punt the ball right back to them, and Oakland once again found themselves in the redzone. But the guys in green forced another turnover on an interception by Kevin King. 

The Packers put a bow on it with under nine minutes to go in the fourth quarter with this 74-yard touchdown from Rodgers to MVS:

Now trailing 42-17, Mike Glennon came in to relieve Carr, and he took the Raiders down the field as Waller caught his second touchdown of the day. 

The final score from Lambeau Field: Packers 42, Raiders 24