- For the first time since the Reagan era, the Raiders have defeated the Packers.
- Robertson’s interception and Carlson’s field goal following a ball recovery were crucial moments.
- Garoppolo, returning after an absence due to a concussion, threw for 208 yards and scored a touchdown.
Raiders finally manage to break their bad streak
For the first time since the Reagan presidency, when the Las Vegas Raiders called Los Angeles home, they managed to defeat the Green Bay Packers, a team that had secured eight straight victories against them.
A pivotal moment was an interception by Robertson in the end zone, stopping a deep throw to Christian Watson. This occurred after the Raiders’ star kicker, Daniel Carlson, missed two field goal attempts, something that hadn’t happened since his second game as a rookie with the Minnesota Vikings.
With this win, the Raiders have snapped their three-game slide. The outlook is promising: they will host the struggling New England Patriots in Las Vegas next Sunday and, a week later, will face off against the equally lackluster Chicago Bears.
Despite not having made any interceptions or fumble recoveries in his five active years, Spillane has emphasized the importance of ball turnovers. Against the Packers, his two recoveries were game-changers, especially his first pick which led to Carlson’s field goal, marking the Raiders’ first points off a turnover this season.
Garoppolo is back, though he needs some time
Jimmy Garoppolo virtually overlooked Davante Adams in the first half. He connected with him only once, resulting in a 12-yard gain. Notably, before this matchup, Adams had accounted for 39% of the Raiders’ pass attempts this season, the highest percentage in the NFL.
Garoppolo, returning after missing the previous game due to a concussion, had a modest but effective outing. Although he threw an interception for the fourth straight game, he racked up 208 yards on 22 completions out of 31 attempts, including a touchdown pass to Jakobi Meyers. He finished with a passer rating of 86.5 on his comeback.
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