The Packers vs Raiders Week 6 matchup kicked off at Allegiant Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Las Vegas Raiders were able to take an early lead in the first half, although quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a back injury and left the game. With backup Brian Hoyer leading the rest of the game, the Silver and Black contained the Pats throughout the second half.
“I think there are a lot of balls up in the air right now relative to Jimmy,” said McDaniels. “We’ll have a little patience and see what the report is going to be. I’m hoping for the best, obviously. We’ll find out more and try to make the best decision for the team.”
Garoppolo’s 162 passing yards and one touchdown sufficed as Hoyer tallied an additional 102 passing yards. Jacobs led the ground game once again with 77 rushing yards on 25 carries. Garoppolo’s lone touchdown came in the second quarter on an amazing 9-yard catch by ex-Pats receiver Jakobi Meyers.
“As a guy who was with those guys, I know there is a lot of talent on that team,” said Meyers. “Those guys can play football. They’ve had a bunch of change on the team over the last couple of years, so they’re working on some things.”
On the other end, Pats QB Mac Jones finished the game with 200 passing yards. His team’s touchdowns were all gained on the ground, one by running back Ekeziel Elliott on a 2-yarder and another by Rhamondre Stevenson for a goal-line.
Up 17-19 and under 2 minutes left in the game, Bilal Nichols and Maxx Crosby sacked Jones in the End Zone for a safety, sealing the 17-21 win. Saving the best for last, we want to mention