The Oakland Raiders will travel to Green Bay this week to face the Packers at Lambeau Field. As many have speculated, WR Davante Adams’ turf toe injury will keep him sidelined for at least another week – per Matt LaFleur. Once again, this puts pressure on the likes of Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Jimmy Graham to step up as useful targets for Aaron Rodgers.
While MVS was heavily favored as WR2 going into this season, his performance so far has been very disappointing — along with the highly paid TE Jimmy Graham who was also billed as a receiving tight-end that has not lived up to the hype in recently. MVS was also listed as DNP this week as well as Geronimo Allison and Jimmy Graham. Meanwhile, Darius Shepherd had two turnovers last week. Let’s hope Jake Kumerow, Allen Lazard and new guy Ryan Grant eat their Wheaties this week.
Two players that have stood out as useful targets for Rodgers in the absence of Adams have been RB Aaron Jones, and strangely enough, Allen Lazard — a WR from deep within the depth chart that was moved up from the practice squad in September.
If you’re curious about the Raiders’ defense, here is a guide of their defense so far this season.
Packers are a joke. Always injured. I said this would happen. Fire Gute!
Jamaal Williams was an important piece last week, not sure they win that game without his contributions
This game may be a real trap game for Green Bay. This team can play. Gruden is getting his pieces together, this team is for real. They dominated Chicago on both sides of the ball at times. Their running game is NO JOKE. I am quite certain that Trevor Davis has leaked as much info about Green Bay’s Offense and Defense as possible to Gruden and crew . . . Look for them to maximize that knowledge to their benefit immediately. I believe them to be every bit as good (if not better) than anyone that Green Bay has played so far this year. If we allow Carr to sit in the pocket, forget about it! He will pick us apart. If we get to him, we can beat Oakland. Moreover, Oakland’s RB is a beast! Dean Lowry needs to have a very similar type of game that he just had against the Lions for Green Bay to hold the LOS against Oakland, especially if Clark is still injured. Of all the games so far, this one will be the toughest I believe.
I think the Raiders play hard. Are they there yet, i don’t think so. If the game was in Oakland, i might pick the Raiders. Being that’s it’s in Green Bay, i would tend to go with the Packers if they didn’t have half their receivers out, including the one that matters.
So we’ll see. I’m learning not to make predictions this season because i’ve been wrong so often that i’m back in therapy.
LOL what is Davis gonna “leak” to the Raiders? 1/10th of an offense he saw for about 3 months?
LOL More than you know . . . Hardly, he knows all of the nomenclature and sets that they worked on well before the season. He also knows the tendencies of BOTH offensive and the defensive players that he played with for a number of years. I am most certain that his insight will be more than .10% of an offense that he saw for 3 months . . . get real.
He’ll be able to give the coordinators some Packer intel. But i doubt it has any bearing on who wins this game.Players still gotta play.
I would have to say that Davis is playing well. The Packers secondary looks like a Dom Capers secondary . . . Nothing like they have looked like up until now. Davis gave them lots of info it is obvious.
Well, if he did, they weren’t listening.
I’ll agree about the pass defense. i heard a Packer player (King i think) say in an interview the term “bend, but don’t break”. That’s the last fucking thing i want to hear. Didn’t we hear that shit from 2011 until Capers was replaced.
Yes, we did . . . Enough of that phrase already!
I think some of Chicago’s issue was jetlag, as they inexplicably flew in the day before the game while Oakland was there the whole week. Gruden made a point of saying they weren’t making the same mistake as last year and were getting there during the week before to get adjusted