Packers Offense sputters in loss to the Raiders

The defense for the Packers did its job by holding the Raiders to 17 points and giving the Packers offense multiple chances to win the game.

Instead, a slow start and multiple turnovers by the offense cost the Packers, leading to 17-13 loss to the Raiders.

Another Slow Start

Jordan Love along with the Packers offense failed to get any sort of rhythm going failing to

reach the endzone in the first half.

Love threw his first interception of the night after the Raiders scored to take 7 -3 lead.

The interception couldn’t have been more easier for the Raiders Robert Spillane as Love threw it right to him.

The Packers only managed a field goal by Anders Carlson and went into halftime down 10-3.

Offense Wakes up in Second Half

In the second half though the Packers offense looked like they woke up.

The first drive of the second half the Packers got their first touchdown of the night, a 5-yard touchdown run by A.J Dillon.

Then on the next drive Love connected with Christian Watson for a 77-yard pass.

But they couldn’t capitalize on the big play and settled for a field goal to take a 13-10 lead.

Just as we thought the offense had some momentum and rhythm in the 4th quarter Love threw his second interception of the night to Spillane after the Raiders took a 17-13 lead.

Love threw his third and final interception of the night on the last offensive drive, with the offense driving for the game winning touchdown.

Love finished the night 16/30 for 182 yards.

Meanwhile the Packers leading receiver was Watson who had 3 receptions for 91 yard yards.

Romeo Doubs was a non factor in the game.

Doubs had 1 catch for 4 yards.

The Running Game

The Packers running game without Aaron Jones still looks a little lost.

Dillon put his best effort of the season rushing for 78 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown.

The one good thing I saw was the offense didn’t give up on the running game even though they could’ve just given up on it in the 4th quarter.

20 carries for Dillon is a lot and while some of the runs ended up for a loss, he made the most out of those 20 carries.

Offensive Line Play

The offensive line needs some improvement.

The team is are starting to realize that life after David Bakhtiari is not going to go well if someone doesn’t step up in his place.

The Raiders Maxx Crosby terrorized the Packers offensive line.

Although Crosby only had 1 sack, he spent most of his time in the Packers backfield and was a disturbance in the Packers offensive plans.

Conclusion

The Packers head into the bye week on a 2-game losing streak and the offense looks to be in big trouble.

To only muster 13 point against a defense that is battling injuries themselves is unacceptable.

Clearly the passing game wasn’t working and the offensive line needs some work.

They will have 13 days to regroup and hopefully fix the offense flaws they have.

The Packers will play a week from Sunday against the Denver Broncos in Denver.

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Hau Khuong has been a Packers fan since 1996. He currently works as a video editor in Green Bay and writes for PackersTalk.com and you can follow him on twitter at @HauKhuongSports.

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