As the Green Bay Packers defeat the Oakland Raiders 35-17 to move to 6-1 aaron Rodgers threw for 429 yards and five touchdowns and ran for one more.
Rodgers had his very best game of the season, throwing scores since he continues to improve at a new system together with rookie head coach Matt LaFleur and finishing 25 of 31 passes.
Derek Carr needed a mostly efficient day passing for Oakland – he completed 22 of 28 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns – but a costly fumble from Green Bays end zone before the half has been a turning point in the match and a late interception tarnished his stat line.
You will find promising signs that were early as rookie running back Josh Jacobs – that completed the game with 124 rushing yards – broke for 42 yards on just the next play of the game, resulting in a Daniel Carlson area objective.
Following Rodgers had fired right back, kicking off his powerful day using a 21-yard pass to Aaron Jones that required an outstanding twisting catch from the back, Oakland took the lead for a second time when they assembled an outstanding 14-play, 101-yard push that resulted in a Carr touchdown pass to Foster Moreau – his inaugural directly completion.
The initial half, back-and-forth competition continued when Rodgers drove his group 75 yards another way in 11 plays and threw his second straight score to Jamaal Williams to a running back – this time a two-yard turn to put the Packers up 14-10.
With three minutes until the half, the Raiders had lots of time to react, and they failed as end Darren Waller raced 48 yards to the Packers goal-line. However as he reached to the pylon, Carr wrapped and tucked the ball to run but lost control. The result was Green Bays ball and a touchback.
Rodgers needed under two minutes to utilize, but he hit three straight passes to score before the half with the final in a touchdown.
After getting the ball the Packers expanded his lead since Rodgers was perfect on a 78-yard drive.
On the very first play of the half, he launched a deep ball to Marquez Valdes-Scantling to get a 59-yard profit, and afterwards Geronimo Allison was believed to have stepped out of bounds shy of this goal-line, Rodgers took the ball himself finished the drive with a three-yard run.
Though the Raiders had another rating – with Carr discovering Waller from seven yards out on the next Raiders drive – Rodgers added to his outstanding day with a three-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham and 74-yarder into Valdes-Scantling, taking his total to six TDs on the day.
It was the fourth time at Rodgers 12-year career as a rookie where hes accounted for six touchdowns in a single game.
Raiders back-up QB Mike Glennon replaced Carr in garbage time and threw a touchdown that is second to complete the scoring.
The Packers (6-1) face two AFC West road evaluations, first enjoying the Patrick Mahomes-less Chiefs, and then the disappointing LA Chargers.
Oakland (3-3) finally finish their long road stretch if they head to Houston to face the Texans next week, until they head home to host the Lions in Week Nine.