- The Raiders hadn’t beaten the Packers in 36 years heading into Monday’s game
- But Josh McDaniels’ team ended that unwanted record at Allegiant Stadium
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Josh Jacobs and Amik Robertson helped the Las Vegas Raiders end their 36-year skid against the Green Bay Packers in a 17-13 victory at Allegiant Stadium on Monday night.
The Raiders had suffered eight straight losses to Green Bay leading up to their last meeting, a miserable losing streak that stretched all the way back to 1987.
But thanks to Jacobs’ fourth-quarter touchdown in Las Vegas, along with a stunning late interception from Robertson, Josh McDaniels’ team broke both that unwanted record and their first victory since opening weekend.
Linebacker Robert Spillane also added two interceptions, while quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 22 of 31 passes for 208 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
The Raiders took a 10-3 lead into halftime thanks to a nine-yard touchdown pass from Garoppolo to Jakobi Meyers. Las Vegas had a chance for an even bigger lead after linebacker Spillane’s second-quarter interception gave the Raiders possession at the Green Bay 7, but settled for a short field goal.
Josh Jacobs helped the Las Vegas Raiders end their 36-year hoodoo against the Green Bay Packers
That kind of start was nothing new for the Packers, who have scored six first-half points in the past three games. They overcame a 17-0 halftime deficit two weeks ago to beat the New Orleans Saints, and last week they defeated the Detroit Lions 17-7 in the second half but still lost by two touchdowns.
Later in the third quarter, Green Bay failed to capitalize on a short field. Love found Christian Watson without a defender within about 10 yards of him. The 77-yard completion – and a penalty for a horse’s neck tackle – put the Packers in 3rd place. But Green Bay had to settle for a chip shot field goal to take the lead 13-10.