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Game Notes: Packers 20 Raiders 12


Here are the games notes from the Raiders second preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 12, Packers 20

The Raiders drop their first of the preseason by a score of 20-12, bringing their preseason record to 1-1.

The Packers victory is their second-consecutive win against the Raiders in preseason action, the last one coming by a score of 31-21.

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The Raiders loss evens the preseason-series at five wins apiece, dating back to their first tilt in 1970.

First-Half Defense Proves to be Stout

After giving up an opening-drive touchdown to the Packers, the Raiders' defense settled in and put together five consecutive stops against the Packers' offensive unit. A three-and-out would ensue on the following drive, followed by a fourth-down stop, and the Raiders' defense then recorded three-straight three-and-outs to end the half. The Raiders held the Packers to seven first-half points and 142 total yards of offense.          

NFL/Preseason Debuts

RB Taiwan Jonesopened his 2016 preseason debut with a 33-yard kickoff return, the Raiders second-longest return of the preseason thus far. Jones added two catches for five yards and two carries for three yards.

CB Antonio Hamilton made his NFL debut receiving a punt which he called for a fair catch in the second quarter.

Special Teams Touchdown

With 3:04 remaining in the game, S Brynden Trawickblocked a P Tim Masthay punt and watched as S Nate Allenrecovered it in end zone, recording the Raiders' only touchdown of the night.

WR Seth Roberts

WR Seth Roberts led both teams with 50 yards receiving on four catches, including a game-long 33-yard pass from QB Connor Cook early in the fourth quarter.

Roberts' night brings his preseason total to a team-high 59 yards on five receptions (11.8 yard avg.)

WR Johnny Holton

After shining on special teams in his NFL debut last week against the Cardinals, WR Johnny Holton recorded his first NFL reception, bringing in a 3-yard pass from QB Matt McGloin in the third quarter.

With 13 seconds left in the third quarter, fellow rookie QB Connor Cook found Holton deep for a 21-yard reception, his longest of the preseason

WR Amari Cooper

In the first quarter, QB Derek Carr connected with WR Amari Cooper for a 20-yard gain, the longest reception of any Raider during the first half of play.

Two plays later, Cooper caught his second pass from Carr, finishing his night with two receptions for 21 yards (10.5 avg.).

DE Khalil Mack

Leading the way for the Raiders defense was DE Khalil Mack who recorded his first sack of the preseason, dropping QB Joe Callahan for an 8-yard loss on the first play of the drive with 2:37 remaining in the first half. Mack finished the night with four total tackles (one solo).

CB Sean Smith

CB Sean Smithfinished as the game-leading tackler while only playing in the first half. He recorded six total (five solo) tackles, including one for loss (-1 yards) late in the first quarter.

LB Shilique Calhoun

RookieLB Shilique Calhounrecorded his first sack in the NFL, getting to QB Marquise Williams for a nine-yard loss. Calhoun's sack held the Packers drive to just a field goal in the fourth quarter.

K Sebastian Janikowski

After the offense*orchestrated a 9-play, 43-yard opening drive,K Sebastian Janikowski* capped it off by putting the Raiders on the board when he split the uprights from 46 yards in the first quarter. Janikowski is now 2-for-2 in the preseason after his 53-yarder last week in Arizona.

P Marquette King

For the second consecutive week, P Marquette Kingpunted five-or-more times, this week registering six punts for 288 yards (48.0 yard avg.), three of which pinned the Packers' offensive unit inside the 20-yard line. King's final punt of the night, a 66-yarder in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, is now his longest of the 2016 preseason.

K Giorgio Tavecchio

In the fourth quarter,K Giorgio Tavecchiomade his first field goal attempt of the preseason from 28 yards out. Tavecchio's field goal cut the Packers lead to 17-6.

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