With their most impressive outing on offense so far this season, the Green Bay Packers improved to 6-1. Which players led the way to their sixth victory in seven weeks?
The Packers had their most complete showing on offense under Matt LaFleur this week against the Raiders. It didn’t matter whether they ran or passed, the offense did what ever they wanted to.
There wasn’t much that went wrong for the Packers after that.
The game turned in the Packers’ favor early as Derek Carr stretched the ball for a touchdown and fumbled through the end zone. The referees initially ruled Carr down at about the three, but after a booth review, the call was overturned. The Packers gained possession of the ball and drove down for a score right before halftime.
The play was at least a 10-point swing. At worst, if Carr doesn’t fumble, the Raiders could have closed the gap to 13-14 or even gone ahead 17-14. That play swung the game to the Packers and they never looked back.
The Packers used the turnover for a two-for-one situation as they received the ball after the break and promptly scored.
If there was one complaint about the game, it was the defense. Too often, Raiders receivers found large holes in the coverage while Josh Jacobs ran for over 100 yards (124 yards on 21 carries).
It appeared miscommunication was to blame in coverage, but the run defense took a step back after two straight strong showings.
Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will have some work to do before heading down to Kansas City. In the meantime, here are the top five players from the Week 7 win versus the Raiders.