Christian Watson takes blame for game-ending interception in Packers loss to Raiders

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It was a brutal ending to an awful offensive performance by the Green Bay Packers. Jordan Love tried to find Christian Watson in the end zone, but cornerback Amik Robertson intercepted the pass to end the game.

The Packers' offense has been trending in the wrong direction since Week 3, but this was considered a get-right game against a struggling Las Vegas Raiders defense. Instead, Las Vegas held Green Bay to 13 points, intercepting Love three times.

A mix of bad decisions from Love and poor play-calling resulted in the Packers' worst performance of the season, leaving them with more questions than answers entering their bye week.

Christian Watson played significant snaps for the first time this season. Outside of a blown coverage that led to a 77-yard reception, Watson didn't have a great game. He should've done better on the game-ending interception.

Watson took the blame for the play and his performance on Monday Night Football.

Christian Watson reflects on disappointing night for Packers offense

While it wasn't a great night for Watson, he did make the play of the game. Watson made the most of a defensive error, getting wide open deep downfield. He then used his speed to make a defender miss and turn it into a 77-yard gain. Only a horse collar penalty could prevent him from scoring a touchdown.

Watson was returning from a hamstring injury and didn't look 100 percent. But he still needs to do a better job of fighting for the football in contested situations. Watson understood this, and he took the blame.

It's great to hear Watson speak so well after the game. No finger-pointing, no excuses, just Watson holding himself accountable and taking the blame. That's the sign of a leader and a great teammate.

Better days await. It's important to remember that Watson is only a second-year receiver. He is still learning.

The bye week allows him to get fully healthy and continue to improve. The Packers need Watson to help this offense bounce back.

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