The Green Bay Packers are gearing up for a Monday night game against the Las Vegas Raiders. With the teams being in opposite conferences, their regular season meetings have been limited over the years. However, this does not mean that they have not been memorable. The last time the Packers took on the Raiders in prime time, it was an all-time classic.
Green Bay Packers Vs. Raiders Monday Night
The last Monday night matchup was on December 22, 2003. Green Bay traveled to Oakland in a late-season matchup. Going into the game, the big story was the tragic passing of Brett Favre‘s father. He had a heart attack on Sunday and there was a question of whether he would play in the game on Monday night. He ultimately decided that his dad would want him to play the game and decided to suit up to honor him. The normal hostile Oakland crowd voiced support for Favre during the pregame. Once the game started, Favre could do no wrong.
Favre went 22/30 for 399 yards and four touchdowns. I’m even surprised he had eight completions. It seemed no matter what he did, good things happened. His receivers elevated their games and made some tough catches. Two of the touchdowns went to Javon Walker who finished with four catches and 124 yards. The defense also dominated with three of the team’s five sacks going to Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila. The Packers ended up winning 41-7 in a game that was over at halftime. Even the most cynical fan was left teary-eyed at the performance and it goes down as one of the all-time victories for the storied franchise.
Hopefully, Jordan Love and the Packers will have similar success in their matchup in 2023. The defense of Las Vegas is vulnerable and the offense will be looking to show that week 4 was a fluke and not a sign of things to come for the young team.