The Packers entered play Sunday with a 5-1 record and excellent chance to continue momentum at home against the 3-2 Oakland Raiders. Oakland got on the board first with a 45 yard Daniel Carson field goal following a seven-play, 56 yard drive to open the game. On the next possession the Packers answered with a 75-yard drive that ended with a 21-yard touchdown run by Aaron Jones, his ninth of the season. The Packers led after the first quarter, 7-3.
Oakland marched down the field, going 86 yards on 14 plays, eating up more than eight minutes on the clock. The drive ended with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Foster Moreau. Down by a 10-7 score, the Packers were not to be deterred, putting together an equally impressive drive. An Aaron Rodgers touchdown pass to Jamaal Williams from 2-yards out was the culmination of an 82-yard drive to put the Packers back on top, 14-10. After a quick stop on defense, the Packers went 80 yards in the blink of an eye, scoring on another Rodgers pass, this time to Jake Kumerow from 37-yards out. The Packers lead at the half, 21-10.
Taking the second half kickoff, the Packers again stormed down the field, covering 78 yards on five plays, the last 3 on a Rodgers run to boost the lead to 28-10. Showing a bit of life on the next possession, the Raiders cut the lead to 28-17 on a 7-yard strike from Carr to Darren Waller.
Two more touchdown passes from Rodgers, one to Jimmy Graham and another of the 74-yard catch and run variety to Marquez Valdes-Scantling put the game out of reach. A garbage time touchdown by Waller from 17-yards out made the final score, 42-24.
Rodgers had a nearly perfect day passing, completing 25-of-31 for 429 and five touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown. Aaron Jones led the Packers ground game with 50 yards on 12 carries. Eight different players caught at least one pass with Jimmy Graham, Aaron Jones, Geronimo Allison and Jamaal Williams each hauling in four.
The Packers take their 6-1 record on the road for four of the next five games, starting with the 5-2 Chiefs next week at Arrowhead Stadium who will be without their QB, Patrick Mahomes.