The Green Bay Packers (2-3) lost on Monday Night Football against the (2-3) Las Vegas Raiders. The Packers’ defense, overall, did not look too bad in run defense. But they did give up crucial pass plays as the game progressed.
The Packers’ offense had many opportunities to win the game as it came to an end. Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love spoke about the chances that the team had to win the game.
Green Bay Packers QB Speaks About Missed Opportunities on MNF
Matt Schneidman was the first to report on what the Green Bay Packers quarterback said after the game:
Jordan Love: “It’s tough because we had opportunities to win it and we couldn’t do it.” pic.twitter.com/SEKEvQfyKQ
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 10, 2023
Jordan Love made some definite mistakes on Monday Night that could have put the Packers in a position to win the game. However, the lack of a running game was not the biggest issue overall, despite not picking up chunks of yardage.
Aaron Jones was ruled out against the Raiders, so AJ Dillon was the first option at running back on Monday Night. He had 20 carries for 76 yards on the ground in the loss. It was the passing game and interceptions in crucial moments that lost the game for Green Bay.
Packers Interceptions And Passing Game
Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love went 16-30 for 182 yards and three interceptions. They did not throw a passing touchdown. The worst interception was done in the second quarter as Love said that he did not see the linebacker in coverage. He threw it directly into the defender’s hands. This resulted in a Raiders field goal.
The other two interceptions thrown were to Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson. He only had three catches for 91 yards. One pass was tipped, and the other was underthrown by Jordan Love, which ended the game and a chance for the Packers.
Love knows he needs to be better, especially in his timing or decision-making when throwing to his young receivers. “I gotta be better. Gotta take care of the ball better”. Hopefully, the Green Bay Packers bye week can help the offense work on what needs to be fixed going forward.
Packers’ Defense Against The Raiders
Green Bay’s defense had some key injuries on Monday night. This included linebacker Quay Walker and safety Darnell Savage. Some big plays were being made by both guys in the secondary before being sidelined with injury.
They only gave up 17 points to the Las Vegas Raiders. But some of it looked too easy for the opposing offense. Jakobi Meyers finished with seven catches for 75 yards and one touchdown. Davante Adams only had four catches for 45 yards in his first game against the Packers since being traded. Green Bay did get to the quarterback four times, including sacks by Kenny Clark, Preston Smith, Rashan Gary, and Kingsley Enagbare.
Green Bay has a chance to get some things worked on as they have a bye week next! It gives them an opportunity to get better in areas that are needed on both sides of the ball!
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