Jon Gruden returns to Lambeau as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders to face the Packers yet again in his career. The Raiders are 3-2 and coming off of two wins against the Bears and the Colts. The Packers are 5-1 going into the game as Matt LaFleur’s apparent deal with the devil is still paying off.
Things you should know:
Notable injuries for the Packers include Davante Adams who will not be playing. Geronimo Allison was recently upgraded from doubtful to questionable. Rookie safety Darnell Savage will also be inactive.
The Raiders will also be without their WR1 due to Tyrell Williams having an ankle injury.
Unlike the Packers, the Raiders are coming off a long two-week rest period.
This will be the first game as a Packer for WR Ryan Grant — picked up recently by Green Bay as a free agent. Grant had a brief stint as an Oakland Raider. UPDATE: Grant is now listed as inactive.
Former Packers WR Trevor Davis will be facing his former team – he was traded to the Raiders in September of last year for a 6th round pick in 2020.
The Packers are currently ranked 23rd in the league for rush defense while Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is currently 10th in the league for total rushing yards. Expect to see the Raiders try to exploit this weakness in the Packer defense.
The weather in Green Bay, Wisconsin is predicted to be fairly mild
Once again, Aaron Rodgers will be looking deep into the depth chart for passing targets and is likely to throw to up to 7-10 players by the end of the game. The Packers’ youthful wide receiver corps has been pushed to their limits with the now three week absence of WR1 Davante Adams. All eyes are on Allen Lazard to see if he can continue his performance seen last week.
Some notable Packers/Raiders games in history:
Location: Green Bay, WI – Lambeau Field
Time: 1:00pm Eastern Time – 12:00pm Local Time
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