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Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
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Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers

  1. After Green Bay defeated Oakland by a 33-14 score in Super Bowl II, the first meeting between the franchises, the Raiders won the next five games between these teams. Green Bay has since turned the tables, winning the last seven matchups in this series, dating back to 1990. GB has scored at least 28 points in all seven games, outscoring the Raiders by a combined 240-90.
  2. The Raiders have won consecutive games, defeating Indianapolis on the road in Week 4 before defeating the Bears in London two weeks ago. A victory over the Packers would give Oakland three consecutive victories, each one over a team that entered the game with a winning record; the Raiders have not had a three-game streak since 2001.
  3. The Packers are 5-1, with all but one of their games having a margin of eight points or fewer in the fourth quarter. On Monday against the Lions, Green Bay scored 10 unanswered points in the final 9:03 to win by a point, 23-22. Green Bay entered the game with only nine fourth-quarter points this season.
  4. Josh Jacobs rushed for 123 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Oakland's victory in London. It was the first time since 2011 (Darren McFadden) that an Oakland player rushed for 120-plus yards and two touchdowns in a game. Jacobs has four rushing touchdowns in 2019, matching Doug Martin's team-leading total from the '18 season.
  5. The Packers have gotten consecutive big games from their running backs. Aaron Jones had 182 scrimmage yards and four rushing touchdowns at Dallas two weeks ago, and Jamaal Williams totaled 136 yards and a TD reception on Monday night. Wide receiver Allen Lazard had four receptions for 65 yards and a TD against the Lions -- all of them coming in the final 10 minutes.
  6. Among quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 100 career TD passes, Aaron Rodgers has the highest touchdown/interception ratio at 4.22 (346 TD passes, 82 interceptions). Fourth on the list is Derek Carr at 2.25 (128 and 57). Carr is 14-27 (.341) on the road in his career, while Rodgers is 64-17-1 (.787) at home.
Team Comparison

Oakland
 
Green Bay
20.6 Points 23.7
223.4 Pass Yds 265.0
134.4 Rush Yds 105.8
5 Takeaways 11
(AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Next man up: Allen Lazard.

Lazard caught his first pass from Aaron Rodgers on Monday night. He ended up catching three more, including one for a 35-yard touchdown in the Packers' win over Detroit. It was the biggest moment of the undrafted second-year receiver's career.

Now what?

"Anybody can do it one time, and that's what we say, but now you gotta do it each and every time," coach Matt LaFleur said. "That's the expectation and that's the standard. But, again, he puts in the work and he does a great job in practice. So I'm excited to see him put together back-to-back-to-back (productive games) and see where it goes."

Lazard will try for an encore on Sunday when Green Bay (5-1) hosts the Oakland Raiders (3-2), a team the Packers have defeated seven straight times, going back to 1990.

"Monday was great and all, but our focus is on Miami in February (site of the Super Bowl). So we still gotta get to there," Lazard said.

Despite being an All-Big 12 performer in three seasons at Iowa State, the 6-foot-5 Lazard went undrafted last year and wound up on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. He used that time to learn from one of the game's best.

"I was going against Jalen Ramsey every single day," Lazard said. "And so just to be able to sit there and go against him, and really, I was studying, watching him, how he reacted against me and how he played me. I sat there and talked to him, asked him questions. What was he doing here? What was he thinking?"

That preparation made Lazard an attractive option for the Packers, who snatched him from the Jaguars toward the end of last season.

Injuries to receivers Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison and a vote of confidence from Rodgers created an opportunity for Lazard to showcase his skills. Now, Lazard is another weapon for Rodgers in an offense that Raiders coach Jon Gruden and his staff have to figure out how to stop.

"They are doing a lot of different things with the structure of their plays, but Rodgers is still working the snap count," Gruden said.

"You see him beat Denver with the hard count. His magnificent scrambling, creating offense is uncommon, it's just unbearable to watch. I hate watching this guy, he's fun to watch but he's really not fun to watch when you got to play against him. He still has a very quick trigger, deadly accurate, a lot of overall athleticism and a great competitor. You saw it again the other night."

NEWEST PACKER

The Packers announced the signing of receiver Ryan Grant on Wednesday. The 6-foot, 194-pound six-year veteran was with the Raiders from the offseason through the first two games this year. Grant, who worked out with Adams during the offseason, will wear No. 11 for Green Bay.

"I just want to come in and help as much as possible," Grant said. "Whether it's on offense or special teams. Anyway, anywhere I can help."

FRIEND OR FOE?

No. 11 previously belonged to Trevor Davis, whom the Packers traded to Oakland following their Week 2 win over the Vikings. Davis had four catches for 42 yards and a 52-yard kickoff return in the Raiders' Week 5 win over Chicago in London.

Oakland also has Rodgers' former backup, DeShone Kizer. Kizer played in three games for the Packers last season and threw for 273 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for Green Bay during the preseason before not making the team's 53-man roster.

UNDER PRESSURE

The Raiders have been searching for a consistent pass rush ever since trading away Khalil Mack before last season. The rush is showing signs of progress. Oakland had four sacks in its last game against Chicago for its most since 2017. Benson Mayowa leads the team with 4 1/2 sacks, second-year defensive tackle Maurice Hurst had two against the Bears, and rookie Maxx Crosby got his first and has been disruptive the past two weeks.

GROUND AND POUND

Rookie Josh Jacobs is showing why the Raiders drafted him in the first round. His 430 yards rushing is the second most for a Raiders rookie through five games to Bo Jackson's 475 yards in 1987. He had 26 carries for 123 yards and two TDs against the Bears and has been a bigger factor in the passing game of late with five catches his past two games. The running game should get a boost this week with the expected return of right guard Gabe Jackson, who has been out since training camp with a knee injury.

WHERE ARE THE WIDEOUTS?

Oakland will be without its projected top four wide receivers heading into the season this week. Antonio Brown was expected to be the focal point of the offense before getting released two days before the opener.

Tyrell Williams got off to a strong start this year but is expected to miss his second straight game with a foot injury. Grant and J.J. Nelson have both been released in recent weeks. That leaves Davis, fifth-round rookie Hunter Renfrow and recently acquired Zay Jones as the top options for quarterback Derek Carr.

"We've had a lot of things happen to our wide receiver corps, so we've been on the lookout to acquire some good, young players," Gruden said. "To get Zay for what we feel like we gave up is a risk worth taking and we'll see if it pays any dividends, but he's a good young player. He's got some size and speed and was a very, very productive receiver, so we're happy to have him."

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Updated October 17, 2019

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