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Early Look: Raiders Host Packers in Super Bowl II Rematch


QB Daryle Lamonica leads the Raiders offense against the Packers in Super Bowl II.

We don't talk about Super Bowl II very much because the Oakland Raiders lost to the Green Bay Packers, 33-14. However, that game signified the end of a magical season for the Silver and Black, the first of many more to come. The 1967 Raiders went 13-1 under head coach John Rauch and obliterated the Houston Oilers, 40-7, in the AFL Championship. The Raiders made the post season in 10 of 11 years from 1967-77.

The Super Bowl was new and the Packers were a holdover from the "old" NFL. The AFL needed a Super Bowl win to legitimize the league. The Kansas City Chiefs failed to dethrone the Packers in Super Bowl I, and unfortunately, the Raiders succumbed to the same fate. The Raiders put up a valiant fight in the first half, trailing 16-7 at halftime, but the Packers proved to be too much and pulled away in the second half.

This year's match-up will only be the 12th regular season meeting all-time between these two storied franchises. The Packers lead the all-time series and have won the last six meetings dating back to 1990.

Any discussion of the Packers has to begin with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Photos from the Raiders VS Packers all-time series.

Now entering his 11th season, Rodgers has thrown for 28,578 yards, 226 TDs and only 57 interceptions. He consistently has the Packers in the mix for the Super Bowl year after year. Running back Eddie Lacy has their ground game humming and wide receiver Jordy Nelson has become one of the top targets in the NFL. Green Bay was able to re-sign wide receiver Randall Cobb this offseason, and still feature a stout defense led by linebacker Clay Matthews.

This will be the first Raiders/Packers match-up in Oakland since a Monday Night Football contest in 2003, and the first meeting between the two clubs since 2011. The teams have met nine times in the preseason, including last year in Green Bay, and the Raiders lead that series 5-4.

More Notes about the Match-Up

General Manager Reggie McKenzie came to Oakland after 18 sea­sons in the Packers front office, serving as pro personnel assistant (1994-96), director of pro personnel (1997-2007) and director of football operations (2008-11). McKenzie helped build the Packers rosters that won Su­per Bowls XXXI and XLV.

Raiders safety Charles Woodson spent seven years with Green Bay from 2006-12, appearing in 110 games and tallying 38 interceptions, nine returned for touchdowns, 12.5 sacks and 16 forced fumbles to go along with the 2009 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award.

Raiders defensive lineman C.J. Wilson began his career with Green Bay, playing four seasons from 2010-13. In 58 games, Wilson recorded 4.5 sacks.

The Raiders will host Green Bay for just the fifth time. The home series is even at 2-2, and the Packers have won their last two road games against the Raiders. The Raiders' last home win came on Sept. 9, 1984, a 28-7 victory.

Last sea­son, the NFC North had two playoff teams and one participant (Green Bay) in the NFC Championship Game. The Raiders hold a 27-21 combined all-time record against Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay and Minnesota.

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