3 moves Packers must make to avoid disaster vs. Raiders

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2. Packers must double-team Maxx Crosby

If the Packers take Maxx Crosby away, they can move the ball on this Raiders defense. Las Vegas doesn't present the same problems as Detroit's pass rush did, with the exception of Crosby.

The All-Pro pass rusher has four sacks and six quarterback hits in four games. The rest of the Las Vegas defense has combined for three sacks and nine quarterback hits. If the Packers can find a way to limit Crosby, they should have no trouble moving the ball.

But that's easier said than done. Crosby is one of the best pass rushers in football, and he will test a Packers offensive line coming off a shaky performance against the Lions. Green Bay hopes to have Pro Bowl guard Elgton Jenkins back from injury; his return would make a significant difference.

Crosby can dominate against even the best pass protectors one-on-one. The Packers must have a plan for the All-Pro, which likely means getting extra help his way. We should regularly see double-teams on Crosby. That's not guaranteed to succeed, of course. Just last week, Royce Newman and Josh Myers allowed a sack on a double-team.

The Raiders are allowing 25.3 points per game. Their defense has struggled in the opening four weeks, particularly against the run. Green Bay must keep Crosby quiet. Running the ball is one answer, but when the Packers do pass, they should double-team the All-Pro edge rusher.