In the end, the Oakland Raiders gave Aaron Rodgers too many chances, and the Green Bay Packers’ stud quarterback took advantage.
After playing the Packers tough through a majority of the first half, a Raiders fumble briefly before the intermission turned the tides, and following that turnover, Green Bay outscored the Silver and Black 28-14.
With the Raiders now back at .500, their collective sights will now shift to the Houston Texans and the final game of the team’s colossal road trip.
However, before we completely move on to Deshaun Watson and Co., let’s take a look back at the snap counts from Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field, and see what we can learn from the numbers.
|R Incognito||G||66 - 100%||4 - 15%|
|D Sharpe||T||66 - 100%||4 - 15%|
|K Miller||T||66 - 100%||4 - 15%|
|G Jackson||G||66 - 100%|
|R Hudson||C||66 - 100%|
|D Waller||TE||61 - 92%|
|D Carr||QB||59 - 89%|
|T Davis||WR||50 - 76%||10 - 37%|
|J Jacobs||RB||37 - 56%|
|F Moreau||TE||32 - 48%||16 - 59%|
|H Renfrow||WR||30 - 45%|
|K Doss||WR||29 - 44%|
|M Ateman||WR||23 - 35%|
|D Carrier||TE||21 - 32%||21 - 78%|
|A Ingold||FB||16 - 24%||12 - 44%|
|J Richard||RB||15 - 23%|
|D Washington||RB||14 - 21%||7 - 26%|
|M Glennon||QB||7 - 11%|
|B Parker||T||2 - 3%||4 - 15%|
|E Harris||SS||60 - 100%||14 - 52%|
|K Joseph||SS||60 - 100%||11 - 41%|
|N Morrow||LB||60 - 100%||8 - 30%|
|T Whitehead||LB||60 - 100%||6 - 22%|
|G Conley||CB||58 - 97%|
|D Worley||CB||57 - 95%||6 - 22%|
|L Joyner||FS||44 - 73%|
|M Crosby||DE||42 - 70%||10 - 37%|
|J Hankins||DT||38 - 63%||6 - 22%|
|C Ferrell||DE||37 - 62%||5 - 19%|
|P Hall||DT||35 - 58%|
|J Mauro||DE||33 - 55%|
|M Hurst||DT||22 - 37%||6 - 22%|
|B Mayowa||DE||20 - 33%|
|C Liuget||DT||17 - 28%|
|J Phillips||LB||14 - 23%||14 - 52%|
|K Wilber||LB||14 - 23%||14 - 52%|
|T Mullen||CB||1 - 2%||8 - 30%|
|N Lawson||CB||23 - 85%|
|C Riley||FS||17 - 63%|
|D Leavitt||SS||16 - 59%|
|D Allen||LB||12 - 44%|
|D Carlson||K||9 - 33%|
|T Sieg||LS||6 - 22%|
|A Cole||P||6 - 22%|
|A James||T||4 - 15%|
|D Good||G||4 - 15%|
Gabe Jackson returns – It can be hard to find positives in an 18-point, road loss, but believe it or not, there were no shortage of good things that happened against the Packers, mainly the play of the offensive line. After missing the first six games of the regular season, Gabe Jackson returned in a big way, playing all 66 offensive snaps against the Packers. Not only did he – along with the rest of the Raiders’ starting offensive line – keep Derek Carr upright all game – they spearheaded the run game to the tune of 155 rushing yards. Welcome back, Gabe, we missed ya.
Josh Jacobs kept eating – Each week it seems like Josh Jacobs does something else to find himself in some elite company, and following his big day against the Packers, the rookie running back now has more rushing yards (554) than any other Raider though his first six games. Jacobs played 37 offensive snaps (56%) in Green Bay, carrying the ball 21 times for 124 yards, while also hauling in three passes for 10 yards.
Darren Waller finds the end zone – Have a week, Darren Waller. After signing a multi-year extension with the Silver and Black Wednesday evening, the athletic tight end showed that the Raiders invested wisely come Sunday, catching seven passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns – his first two with the team. No. 83 played 61 snaps (92%) in Sunday’s loss to the Packers, but he no doubt left his imprint on the game.
Mad Maxx strikes again – To be honest, there weren’t a ton of defensive high points for the Silver and Black against Aaron Rodgers, but rookie defensive end Maxx Crosby made sure to deliver one, taking down the Packers’ quarterback behind the line of scrimmage in the first quarter. Crosby played 42 defensive snaps (70%), totaling one tackle, the aforementioned sack – his second of the year – one tackle for loss, and one quarterback hit. Crosby is also the only rookie in the NFL this year with a sack, a forced fumble and a pass defensed.
Tahir Whitehead goes the distance – You have to give props to Tahir Whitehead; while the Raiders’ linebacking corps is no doubt operating at less than full capacity, Whitehead has routinely done whatever was asked of him, and been a constant presence in the middle of the Silver and Black’s defense. In Sunday’s effort in Green Bay, Whitehead played every defensive snap, finishing Week 7 with a team-high eight tackles.
Nicholas Morrow fills up the stat sheet – Very quietly, Nicholas Morrow has put together a quality 2019 campaign. The athletic linebacker has filled myriad roles on Paul Guenther’s defense, and he was a productive piece once again against the Packers. Like Whitehead, Morrow also played every defensive snap, totaling seven tackles and one tackle for loss.