Oakland Raiders 24-42 Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers rampant in six-touchdown day | NFL News

Aaron Rodgers threw for 429 yards and 5 touchdowns and ran for yet one more because the Green Bay Packers beat the Oakland Raiders 42-24 to maneuver to 6-1.

Rodgers had his finest recreation of the season, finishing 25 of 31 passes and throwing scores to 5 totally different receivers as he continues to enhance in a brand new offensive system with rookie head coach Matt LaFleur.

Derek Carr had a principally environment friendly day passing for Oakland – he accomplished 22 of 28 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns – however a pricey fumble out of Green Bay’s finish zone earlier than the half was a turning level in the sport and a late interception tarnished his stat line.

There have been promising early indicators for Oakland, as rookie operating again Josh Jacobs – who completed the sport with 124 dashing yards – broke free for 42 yards on simply the third play of the sport, resulting in a Daniel Carlson subject purpose.

After Rodgers had fired proper again, kicking off his sturdy day with a 21-yard cross to Aaron Jones which required an impressive twisting catch from the again, Oakland took the lead for a second time once they put collectively an impressive 14-play, 101-yard drive that resulted in a Carr landing cross to Foster Moreau – his ninth straight completion.

The first half, back-and-forth contest continued when Rodgers drove his workforce 75 yards the opposite approach in 11 performs and threw his second straight rating to a operating again – this time a two-yard flip to Jamaal Williams to place the Packers up 14-10.

With three minutes till the half, the Raiders had loads of time to reply, and so they did instantly as tight finish Darren Waller raced 48 yards to the Packers’ goal-line. However, from the 2, Carr rolled proper and tucked the ball to run however misplaced management as he reached for the pylon. The consequence was a touchback and Green Bay’s ball.

Rodgers had underneath two minutes to work with, however he hit 4 straight passes to attain earlier than the half with the final ensuing in a 37-yard landing to Jake Kumerow who tip-toed down the best sideline to search out the top zone with seconds left in the half.

After getting the ball to start out the second, the Packers prolonged their lead as Rodgers was once more excellent on a 78-yard drive.

On the primary play of the half, he launched a deep ball to Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 59-yard acquire, and after Geronimo Allison was deemed to have stepped out of bounds shy of the goal-line, Rodgers took the ball himself and completed the drive with a three-yard run.

Although the Raiders had one other rating – with Carr discovering Waller from seven yards out on the subsequent Raiders’ drive – Rodgers added to his excellent day with a three-yard landing cross to Jimmy Graham and 74-yarder to Valdes-Scantling, taking his whole to 6 TDs on the day.

It was simply the fourth time in Rodgers’ 12-year profession as a starter in which he has accounted for six touchdowns in a single recreation.

Raiders’ back-up QB Mike Glennon changed Carr in rubbish time and threw a second landing to Waller to complete the scoring.

What’s subsequent?

The Packers (6-1) face two AFC West street checks, first taking part in the Patrick Mahomes-less Chiefs, then the disappointing LA Chargers.

Oakland (3-3) lastly end their lengthy street stretch once they journey to Houston to face the Texans subsequent week, earlier than they head house to host the Lions in Week Nine.


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