Las Vegas Raiders defense leads team past Green Bay 17-13

Oct 9, 2023, 9:04 PM

Christian Watson #9, Jayden Reed #11, and Dontayvion Wicks #13 of the Green Bay Packers react after...

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 09: Christian Watson #9, Jayden Reed #11, and Dontayvion Wicks #13 of the Green Bay Packers react after an interception by the Las Vegas Raiders during the fourth quarter at Allegiant Stadium on October 09, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)

The last time the Raiders beat the Green Bay Packers, the Silver & Black weren’t playing in Las Vegas. They weren’t even playing in Oakland.

On Monday, the Silver & Black did something they hadn’t done since 1987 when they called Los Angeles home. They beat the cheeseheads. And they did it with their defense.

Linebacker Robert Spillane, the team’s tackle leader, led the charge with two interceptions off of Packers quarterback Jordan Love. In the closing seconds, cornerback Amik Robertson grabbed the third and final pick to secure the win for Las Vegas.

“Amik just finds the ball or the ball finds Amik, one or the other. But he’s such a tough, scrappy guy,” coach Josh McDaniels said after the game. “He’s in the right situation, he’s in the right position, at the right time and he makes a great play and ends the game for us. Really happy for Amik.”

Both offenses struggled Monday night, but Jimmy Garoppolo and the Raiders did just enough to outlast Green Bay. Garoppolo ended his night with 208 passing yards and a lone touchdown to Jakobi Meyers. And in his first matchup against his former team, Davante Adams was quiet, catching four passes for 45 yards.

Josh Jacobs provided the Las Vegas Raiders with their lead, rushing in a two-yard touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter. He ended his day with 20 carries for 69 rushing yards and 20 more yards in the air.

The 2-3 Raiders welcome the 1-4 New England Patriots to Las Vegas next.

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