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Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson (2) kicks a filed goal against the Miami Dolphins with seconds left during overtime of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Raiders Top Packers on Monday Night Football

In the last game of Week 5, the Green Bay Packers traveled to Las Vegas for Monday Night Football. The Raiders defeated the Packers 17-13 thanks in part to a rough night from Jordan Love. The result dropped Green Bay to 2-3 on the season, while it improved the Raiders to 2-3.

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The Game

The Packers got on the scoreboard early thanks to an Anders Carlos 37-yard field goal with 2:41 left in the first.

Though, the Raiders took the second quarter with a vengeance. Vegas scored 10 unanswered points in the second quarter and took a 10-3 lead into halftime. Things could have been worse for Green Bay, as there was a blocked 53-yard field goal attempt by Daniel Carlson.

The Packers fought back in the third quarter, scoring 10 unanswered points of their own and taking a 13-10 lead into the fourth. Ultimately, Vegas scored the lone points and touchdown of the fourth quarter which won them the game. The touchdown was a two-yard rush up the middle from Josh Jacobs.

Jordan Love had a rough outing for Green Bay, completing 16/30 passes for 182 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. Two of those interceptions came in the fourth quarter. On the positive side, Christian Watson shined for the Packers. He caught three passes for 91 yards including one for 77 yards.

Love talked about his interceptions in the postgame press conference.

For Las Vegas, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 22/31 passes for 208 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers caught the lone touchdown pass and added 75 more yards off of seven receptions.

What’s Next?

The Packers loss drops them to 2-3 on the season, which leaves them two games behind the NFC North leading Detroit Lions. However, they are still second in the division as the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings both sit at 1-4.

For the Raiders, they are using this win as a chance for momentum and a chance to return back to complimentary football.

The Raiders win improved them to 2-3 and third place in the AFC West. They sit behind the 2-2 Chargers and the 4-1 Kansas City Chiefs.

About Josiah Caswell

Class of 2026 at the University of Florida. Majoring in Journalism on the sports & media track.

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