For Week 3 of the preseason, the Raiders will host the Packers for an international battle in Canada

The Oakland Raiders will break camp this week from Napa Valley and return home to Alameda before hitting the road once again in Week 3 of the preseason to host the Green Bay Packers at IG Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. PT as the two clubs collide for what will be the first NFL contest in Canada since 2013. The Raiders currently hold a 6-5 lead on the overall preseason series against the Packers and this will mark the fourth time in the last six preseasons that the two teams will square off against each other. 

In last week's contest, the team captured their second exhibition vic- tory, moving to 2-0, as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 33-26. The first-team offense took the stage for the first time this preseason and marched 75 yards down the field in six plays on the opening drive, culminating in a 13-yard TD pass from QB Derek Carr to WR Ryan Grant. On the drive, rookie first-round RB Josh Jacobs also made his preseason debut and carried the ball four times for 21 yards (5.3 avg.) behind a stout offensive line that included Raiders de- buts from T Trent Brown and G Richie Incognito. The first-team defense also took the field and was highlighted by strong performances from S Lamarcus Joyner and LB Brandon Marshall, both of whom registered sacks including a second-quarter safety by Joyner.

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The Setting
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Kickoff: 5:00 p.m. PT
Site: IG Field (2013)
Capacity/Surface: 33,134/FieldTurf Revolution
Preseason: Raiders lead, 6-5
Regular Season: Packers lead, 7-5
Postseason: Packers lead, 1-0

Here are the Highlights from the 33-26 victory against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2: 

RB Mack Brown: Carried the ball eight times for 29 yards and one TD. 

QB Derek Carr: Finished the night 2-of-2 passing for 40 yards with one touchdown for a passer rating of 158.3. 

TE Derek Carrier: Finished with two receptions for nine yards and one TD. 

WR Rico Gafford: Hauled in one pass for a 53-yard score. 

QB Mike Glennon: Finished the contest with a perfect 158.3 passer rating after completing 11-of-14 passes for 175 yards with two TDs. 

WR Ryan Grant: Finished with one reception for a TD on the opening drive. S Lamarcus Joyner: Recorded a sack that resulted in a safety in his Raiders preseason debut. 

QB Nathan Peterman: Completed 100 percent of his passes (8-of-8) for 41 yards, adding three carries for 13 yards. 

WR Tyrell Williams: Hauled in one pass for 27 yards on the opening drive that aided the team in its first score of the evening. 

Raiders QBs: Combined for 21-of-24 passing for 256 yards with three touchdowns for a passer rating of 150.

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Broadcast Information (Television)
Network Provider: KTVU-2/KICU-36 (Bay Area), KVVU (Las Vegas)
Play-by-play: Beth Mowins
Color Analyst: Matt Millen & Rich Gannon
Sideline: John Tournour “JT The Brick” and Nicole Zaloumis
Executive Producer: Vittorio DeBartolo, Brad Phinney
Producer: Mark Shah
Director: Sean LaRett

Here are the notable connections between the two sides:

-Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden served as an offensive assistant for the Packers in 1992 and spent the 1993-94 seasons as Green Bay’s wide receivers coach. 

-Raiders wide receiver coach Edgar Bennett spent 17 seasons with the Packers’ club in multiple roles, serving as the team’s offensive coordinator from 2015-17, wide receivers coach from 2011-14, running backs coach from 2005-10 and as the team’s director of player development from 2001-04. Bennett also spent five seasons playing running back for the Packers. 

-Raiders senior defensive assistant Mike Trgovac served as the Packers defensive line coach for 10 seasons (1999, 2009-17). 

-Raiders assistant offensive line coach Lemuel Jeanpierre was teammates in Seattle with Green Bay’s TE Jimmy Graham in 2015. 

-Raiders quality control - offense coach Nick Holz was teammates at Colorado with Packers K Mason Crosby from 2003-06. Holz was the holder for field goals and PATs, helping Crosby become the school’s all-time leading scorer. 

-Raiders DB Makinton Dorleant was originally signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and appeared in four contests over two seasons with the club. 

-Packers wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted played wide receiver for the Raiders from 2002-06 and appeared in Super Bowl XXXVIII. 

-Packers DL Fadol Brown spent the 2017 season on the Raiders’ practice squad and appeared in eight games for Oakland in 2018. 

-Packers LB Brady Sheldon originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Raiders in 2017.

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Broadcast Information (Radio)
Raiders Radio Network
Flagship: 740 KCBS
Play-by-play: Brent Musburger
Color Analyst: Lincoln Kennedy
Sideline: Chris Townsend

Next week, Silver and Black will conclude their preseason slate in Seattle with a Week 4 matchup against the Seahawks, marking the 14th consecutive season the two teams will meet in the preseason finale, with 10 of those 14 games coming in Seattle. The Packers will host the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field on the same day to close out their exhibition schedule. With the conclusion of the preseason, all NFL teams will make their final roster reductions on Aug. 31, reducing their squads to the mandated 53-man limit.

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