LAS VEGAS (AP) — Linebacker Robert Spillane had only one profession interception earlier than Monday evening, and cornerback Amik Robertson obtained simply his second begin in 5 video games this season.
Each gamers have been vital 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 mentioned. “Fifty yards down the sphere, to have the ability to contort his physique, excessive level the soccer and finish the sport like that, what an impressive play by a participant who’s been gnawing on the bit to get on the sphere.”
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 prior to now two video games.
“I’ve obtained to be higher,” Love mentioned. “I’ve obtained to handle the ball.”
Each offenses struggled. The Raiders (2-3) gained 279 yards and the Packers (2-3) completed with 285.
“I believed our protection competed arduous, sufficient for us to win the sport,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur mentioned. “We’ve obtained to discover a option to rating factors as a result of I believe anytime you maintain any person 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 cross in the long run zone with 44 seconds left.
“I performed receiver in highschool,” Robertson mentioned. “I’m an offensive participant enjoying protection.”
The Raiders took a 10-3 lead into halftime because of 9-yard landing cross from Garoppolo to Meyers. Las Vegas had an opportunity for an excellent larger lead after Spillane’s interception within the second quarter gave the Raiders possession on the Inexperienced Bay 7, however settled for a brief area 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 make the most of a brief area. Love discovered Christian Watson and not using a 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 area 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.
“A whole lot of credit score for hanging in there and grinding it out,” Raiders coach Josh McDaniels mentioned. “It was that type of recreation the whole 4 quarters. Nothing was straightforward.”
BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER
Give the sting to youthful brother Anders Carlson within the matchup of kicking brothers.
Anders Carlson made each area objectives for the Packers, from 37 and 22 yards. He’s 7 of seven on area objectives and 10 of 10 on additional factors. Two of the rookie’s area objectives are from no 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 best upright. He entered this recreation having made 24 of 29 profession area objectives from no 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 elevate their championship banner Tuesday evening earlier than going through the Seattle Kraken within the season opener.
Inexperienced Bay obtained 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) have 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 previous boss for the second season in a row when Invoice Belichick and the New England Patriots go to Sunday.
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