Raiders Fall to Packers

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WR Louis Murphy caught four passes for 70 yards. AP Photo

The Raiders won the opening coin toss and elected to receive. The Raiders started at their own 20 after K Mason Crosby's opening kickoff went through the end zone for a touchback. The Raiders promising opening drive ended when LB D.J. Smith intercepted a QB Carson Palmer pass and returned the pick to the Packers 48.

After an offsides penalty on the Raiders, Packers RB Ryan Grant took a QB Aaron Rodgers hand off and scampered 47 yards for a touchdown. Crosby's extra point was good and the Packers led 7-0 with 11:57 left in the 1st quarter.

Penalties were the undoing of the Raiders next possession. WR Randall Cobb let P Shane Lechler's punt roll where it was downed at the Packers 20 with 7:55 left in the first quarter.

Rodgers capped an 80-yard drive with a 4-yard TD pass to TE Ryan Taylor. The extra point was good and Green Bay led 14-0 with 4:10 left in the first quarter.

McCann returned the ensuing kickoff to the Raiders 18. The Raiders managed one first down before the Packers forced a punt.  Cobb returned Lechler's 50-yard punt 10 yards to the Green Bay 26.

Green Bay drove into Raiders territory but were forced to settle for a 34-yard field goal attempt. Crosby's kick was good and the Packers took a 17-0 lead with 13:07 left in the 2nd quarter.

McCann returned the ensuing kickoff 21 yards to the Raiders 29. The Packers held the Raiders to a three and out and Lechler came on to punt. Cobb returned the 65-yard punt to the Green Bay 16. A few plays later, Rodgers went deep to WR Jordy Nelson for a 37-yard TD pass. The extra point gave the Packers a 24-0 lead with 9:14 left in the 2nd quarter.

After a touchback on the ensuing kickoff, CB Charles Woodson intercepted a Palmer pass at the Raiders 25. The Packers took advantage and Grant cashed in from 6 yards out with his second TD run of the game. The extra point was good and the Packers led 31-0 with 7:06 left in the 2nd quarter.

The Packers held the Raiders to a three and out and a fake punt pass fell incomplete. Green Bay took over at the Raiders 28. LB Aaron Curry sacked Rodgers and forced a fumble that was returned for a TD by LB Kamerion Wimbley. A clipping penalty was called on the Raiders during the return and Green Bay challenged the ruling of a fumble.

The play was overturned and Green Bay kept the ball. The Raiders held and forced a field goal attempt. However, the previous play was challenged and the officials determined S Mike Mitchell did intercept a Rodgers pass in the end zone. The Raiders took over at their own 20 with 4:08 left 2nd quarter.

The Raiders drove deep into Packers territory but Palmer threw his third interception of the day and Green Bay took over at their own 20.

To start the second half, Cobb returned the kickoff 50 yards. The Raiders tried to challenge saying that Cobb stepped out of bounds upfield but the replay system malfunctioned and the challenge was not permitted to occur. The play stood.

LB Rolando McClain ended the Packers drive and forced a FG attempt when he sacked Rodgers on 4th and 2. Crosby's 38-yard field goal was good and Green Bay took a 34-0 lead with 12:41 to go in the 3rd.

Crosby's kickoff went for a touchback and the Raiders took over at their 20. RB Michael Bush capped a 9-play, 80-yard drive with a 2-yard TD run to get the Raiders on the board. Janikowski's PAT was good and the Packers lead was cut to 34-7 with 8:15 left in the 3rd quarter.

Green Bay mounted another drive. Crosby's 49-yard FG was good and the Packers led 37-7 with 3:31 to play in the 3rd.

After a touchback on the kickoff, the Raiders took possession at their own 20. Two plays later, the Raiders fumbled and the Packers recovered and returned it for a touchdown. The extra point was blocked and the Packers led 43-7 lead with 2:48 left in the 3rd.

The Packers held the Raiders to a three and out and Lechler's punt bounced out of bounds at the Raiders 41. Matt Flynn entered the game at quarterback for Green Bay. Crosby converted a 33-yard FG attempt to give the Packers a 46-7 lead with 14:21 left in the 4th quarter.

McCann returned the ensuing kickoff to the Raiders 11. The Raiders drive stalled and Lechler's 71-yard punt was downed inside the Packers 1-yard line.

The Raiders sacked Flynn for a safety cutting the Packers lead to 46-9. After the free kick, the Raiders took over at their own 23. The 77-yard drive ended with a 5-yard TD pass from Palmer to TE Kevin Boss. The extra point was good and the Raiders trailed 46-16 with 4:43 left in the game.

The Raiders forced a punt and took over at their own 34. A few plays later, Palmer was hit as he threw and Sam Shields intercepted the pass. Green Bay ran out the clock.

The Raiders fall to 7-6 on the season and into second place in the AFC West. The Raiders face the Detroit Lions at O.co Coliseum in Oakland next Sunday.

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