It was a tough night for the Green Bay Packers on Monday. They did an impressive job of holding down the Las Vegas Raiders to just 17 points on their own home field but unfortunately, their offense struggled mightily in this one.
The Packers lost 17-13, marking their second straight defeat following their TNF loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 4.
Green Bay Packers Coach Matt LaFleur Sounds Off on Loss
Matt LaFleur wasn’t a happy man after the loss — and understandably so. The veteran coach got brutally honest on his post-game assessment as he rued his team’s lost chances on the offensive end:
“When you have three turnovers, it’s tough to overcome that,” LaFleur said, via Mike Spofford of the team website.
Jordan Love and his three interceptions on the evening obviously had a lot to do with this loss. That’s now two straight games that the Packers‘ QB1 has turned in a forgettable performance following his strong start to the campaign.
Love ended up throwing the game-deciding interception deep in the fourth quarter with Green Bay down just three points. He went for the Hail Mary, which ended up getting picked off by Raiders cornerback Amik Robertson.
Jordan Love finished with THREE interceptions 😳 pic.twitter.com/40bzsDhnWH
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 10, 2023
LaFleur spoke out after the game about Love’s game-deciding interception, as well as the two other costly turnovers:
“He was trying to give him a chance at the end of the game there,” Head Coach Matt LaFleur said. “The other one was a bang-bang play on the deep curl cut, the corner did a nice job squeezing the route, and the ball popped in the air. Sometimes that’s the price of doing business.”
Matt LaFleur Credits His Defense
The silver lining here is that Green Bay’s defense held up against the Raiders. They obviously still lost the game, but at least there are some positives to take away from the defeat:
“I thought our defense competed hard, did enough for us to win the game,” LaFleur said. “Anytime you hold somebody to 17 points, that’s enough to win football games in this league.”
Unfortunately, Love and the rest of the offense just didn’t hold their end of the bargain.
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