LAS VEGAS (AP) — Linebacker Robert Spillane had only one profession interception earlier than Monday night time, and cornerback Amik Robertson acquired simply his second begin in 5 video games this season.
Each gamers had been crucial to the Las Vegas Raiders’ 17-13 victory over the Inexperienced Bay Packers. Spillane intercepted Inexperienced Bay’s Jordan Love twice, and Robertson made the game-sealing choose in the long run zone to cease a three-game skid.
“Top-of-the-line interceptions I’ve ever seen in my life,” Spillane stated. “Fifty yards down the sector, to have the ability to contort his physique, excessive level the soccer and finish the sport like that, what an excellent play by a participant who’s been gnawing on the bit to get on the sector.”
The Raiders’ offense did simply sufficient, with Jimmy Garoppolo finishing 22 of 31 passes for 208 yards and a landing whereas throwing his NFL-high seventh interception. Jakobi Meyers caught seven passes for 75 yards and a TD, and former Packer Davante Adams had 4 catches for 45 yards.
Love was 16 of 30 for 182 yards and three picks. He has thrown 5 interceptions previously two video games.
“I’ve received to be higher,” Love stated. “I’ve received to maintain the ball.”
Each offenses struggled. The Raiders (2-3) gained 279 yards and the Packers (2-3) completed with 285.
“I assumed our protection competed exhausting, sufficient for us to win the sport,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur stated. “We’ve received to discover a strategy to rating factors as a result of I believe anytime you maintain anyone to 17 factors, it’s sufficient to win soccer video games.”
Las Vegas ended an eight-game skid towards the Packers. The franchise final beat Inexperienced Bay in 1987 when it performed in Los Angeles.
Robertson secured the victory when he intercepted a move in the long run zone with 44 seconds left.
“I performed receiver in highschool,” Robertson stated. “I’m an offensive participant enjoying protection.”
The Raiders took a 10-3 lead into halftime because of 9-yard landing move from Garoppolo to Meyers. Las Vegas had an opportunity for a fair larger lead after Spillane’s interception within the second quarter gave the Raiders possession on the Inexperienced Bay 7, however settled for a brief subject aim.
That type of begin was nothing new for the Packers, who’ve scored six first-half factors of their previous three video games. They overcame a 17-0 deficit on the break two weeks in the past to beat the New Orleans Saints, and final week outscored the Detroit Lions 17-7 within the second half however nonetheless misplaced by two touchdowns.
And, proper on cue, the Packers opened the second half with Rudy Ford’s interception of Garoppolo. That led to AJ Dillon’s 5-yard landing run to tie the sport.
Later within the third quarter, Inexperienced Bay did not benefit from a brief subject. Love discovered Christian Watson with no defender inside about 10 yards of him. The 77-yard completion — and a horse-collar sort out penalty — put the Packers on the 3. However Inexperienced Bay needed to accept a chip-shot subject aim to go forward 13-10.
The lead didn’t maintain up lengthy. Josh Jacobs’ 2-yard landing run to open the fourth quarter put Las Vegas again in entrance.
“Lots of credit score for hanging in there and grinding it out,” Raiders coach Josh McDaniels stated. “It was that type of sport the whole 4 quarters. Nothing was simple.”
BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER
Give the sting to youthful brother Anders Carlson within the matchup of kicking brothers.
Anders Carlson made each subject targets for the Packers, from 37 and 22 yards. He’s 7 of seven on subject targets and 10 of 10 on additional factors. Two of the rookie’s subject targets are from not less than 50 yards.
Daniel Carlson, one of many league’s most dependable kickers, hit from 26 yards, however had a 53-yard try partially blocked and a 52-yarder bounce off the correct upright. He entered this sport having made 24 of 29 profession subject targets from not less than 50 yards.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS LIGHT TORCH
The Vegas Golden Knights, with the Stanley Cup in tow, lit the Al Davis memorial torch earlier than the sport. They drew a loud ovation from the group, which chanted “Go Knights Go.”
The Knights will increase their championship banner Tuesday night time earlier than going through the Seattle Kraken within the season opener.
Inexperienced Bay received a lift when CB Jaire Alexander began after lacking the earlier two video games with a again harm. … Packers LB Quay Walker (knee) and S Darnell Savage (calf) had been injured within the second quarter. … The Raiders entered the sport skinny at cornerback with Nate Hobbs (ankle) and Jakorian Bennett (hamstring) not enjoying.
Packers: After a bye, play at Denver on Oct. 22.
Raiders: McDaniels goes towards his outdated boss for the second season in a row when Invoice Belichick and the New England Patriots go to Sunday.
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