Packers host the Raiders at Lambeau Field

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The Green Bay Packers take on the Oakland Raiders to finish off a run of five home games in the first seven weeks of the season, the most home contests for Green Bay in the first seven games of a season since 1978 when it also played five at home (not including the 1987 strike year).

  • Sunday starts a stretch of three straight games against AFC West teams, the first time the Packers have had three straight games against AFC teams since playing the AFC West in 2003 in Weeks 15-17.
  • Green Bay is 14-3 against AFC West teams since 2002, an .824 winning percentage that ranks No. 1 in the NFL over that span.
  • Dating back to 1990, the Packers are 7-0 against the Raiders. Green Bay won four of those seven games by 28-plus points (10, 30, 31, 34, 4, 28, 13). The seven-game streak is tied for Green Bay’s longest active wins streak vs. an opponent (San Diego/L.A. Chargers).
  • Green Bay has scored 30-plus points in each of the last four contests against the Raiders, tied for the longest streak by an NFL team vs. Oakland since 2003.
  • It is only the second time (at Oakland, 1976) the two teams have played in the month of October.
  • This marks the second consecutive game where Green Bay will face a team that is coming off its bye week.

GOOD START

  • Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur is the first head coach in franchise history to win five of his first six NFL games.
  • Green Bay has started the season with at least five wins in its first six games for the first time since starting 6-0 in 2015 and the seventh time since 1970 (6-0 in 2011, 5-1 in 2007, 2002, 1996 and 1978).
  • The Packers have started 3-0 in the NFC North for the first time since 2012 and for just the fourth time (2011 and 2002) since the division was formed in 2002.
  • Out of the 20 teams that have played multiple division games this season, Green Bay joins New England as the only teams to be 3-0, and is one of five teams with multiple wins against division opponents (Dallas and Seattle, 2-0 / Baltimore, 2-1).
  • Green Bay joins the New England Patriots (6-0), San Francisco 49ers (5-0) and the New Orleans Saints (5-1) as the only NFL teams with at least five wins this season.

OWNING OCTOBER

  • Green Bay began October with a 34-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys, marking the second time in the last three years that it started October with a win at Dallas. The Packers picked up their second win of the month last week over the Detroit Lions, 23-22.
  • Dating back to 2008, the Packers (30-12, .714) hold the second-best record in the NFC and the third-best mark in the league in the month of October.
  • Green Bay recorded at least a .500 record in the month of October for the 10th time in 12 seasons (2008-19).
  • Green Bay has a .809 winning percentage (17-4) at home in October since 2008, No. 2 in the NFC and No. 3 in the NFL.
  • Dating back to 2008, QB Aaron Rodgers leads the NFL (min. 350 pass attempts) in passer rating (106.8) in the month of October, while being tied for No. 1 in passing touchdowns (89), ranking No. 2 passing-touchdown percentage (6.4) and ranking No. 5 in passingyards (11,488).

WITH THE CALL

  • CBS will broadcast the game to a regional audience with play-by-play man Jim Nantz and analyst Tony Romo handling the call from the broadcast booth and Tracy Wolfson reporting from the sidelines.
  • Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in four states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play), two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) and three-time Packers Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro John Kuhn (sideline) will call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 25th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 21st season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago.
  • The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed).
  • The game can also be seen on DirecTV channel No. 707 with NFL Sunday Ticket.

THE DOPE ON  THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:

Packers vs. Raiders:

  • All-time, regular season: 7-5
  • All-time, postseason: 1-0
  •  All-time, at Lambeau Field: 4-3
  • Streaks: The Packers have won each of the last seven regular-season meetings.
  • Last meeting, regular season: Dec. 20, 2015, at Oakland Coliseum; Packers won, 30-20

COACHES CAPSULES

Matt LaFleur: 5-1, .833; 1st NFL season

Jon Gruden: 107-99, .519, (incl. 5-4 postseason); 13th NFL season

Head to Head: 0-0

vs. Opponent: Gruden 3-2 vs. Packers

MATT LAFLEUR…In his first season as the Packers’ 15th head coach.

  • In his 11th season in the NFL, having served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (Los Angeles Rams, 2017; Tennessee Titans, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington Redskins, 2010-13; Atlanta Falcons, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston Texans, 2008-09).
  • Guided the Titans’ offense in 2018 to a No. 7 league ranking in rushing (126.4 ypg) as Tennessee registered 11 games with 100-plus rushing yards, tied for No. 2 in the NFL.
  • Helped the Rams lead the league in scoring with an average of 29.9 points per game in 2017, more than doubling their average from 2016 (14.0 ppg).
  • Tutored QB Matt Ryan, who led the league in passer rating (117.1) in 2016 on his way to being named NFL Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press.
  •    Coached rookie QB Robert Griffin III with the Redskins in 2012, who became the first QB in team history to win AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

JON GRUDEN…Is in his sixth season as the Raiders’ 12th head coach.

  •    Originally served as Oakland's head coach from 1998-2001, leading the Raiders to back-to-back AFC West titles (2000-01) and an AFC Championship Game appearance in 2000.
  • Tutored quarterback Derek Carr in 2018, who set career single-season highs in completions (381), passing yards (4,049) and completion percentage (68.9).
  • Spent seven seasons (2002-08) as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, finishing as the franchise's winningest coach and leading the team to three division titles and its first Super Bowl title with a win over Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII.
  • Became the youngest head coach in NFL history to win a Super Bowl in 2002, setting franchise records with 12 regular-season wins and 15 total wins in the process.
  • The Tampa Bay defense in 2002 became the first since the 1985 Chicago Bears to lead the league in total defense (252.8 avg.), fewest points allowed (12.3 avg.) and total interceptions (31) in the same season. 

THE PACKERS-RAIDERS SERIES

  • These clubs first met in Super Bowl II, a 33-14 Packers victory to make Green Bay back-to-back Super Bowl champions.
  • The regular-season series started in 1972 with the Raiders winning each of the first five matchups. The Packers earned their first victory over the Raiders in 1990 and have not lost since. 
  • In this streak of seven consecutive regular-season victories, the Packers have outscored the Raiders, 240-90.

NOTABLE CONNECTIONS

Packers wide receivers coach Alvis Whitted played five seasons for the Raiders (2002-06)...Raiders WR Trevor Davis spent the previous three seasons with Green Bay (2016-18), as well as the first two games of 2019...Raiders QB DeShone Kizer was acquired by Green Bay in a trade before the 2018 season and played in three games for the Packers...Packers head coach Matt LaFleur was Kizer’s position coach at Notre Dame in 2014...Green Bay national scout Sam Seale played for the Raiders for five seasons (1984-87, 1992)…Raiders head coach Jon Gruden spent three seasons on the Packers’ coaching staff, working as an offensive assistant (1992) and then as the wide receivers coach (1993-94)...Raiders wide receivers coach Edgar Bennett spent 17 seasons with the Packers in multiple roles, serving as the team’s offensive coordinator from 2015-17, wide receivers coach from 2011-14, running backs coach from 2005-10 and as the team’s director of player development from 2001-04. He also played running back for Green Bay for five years (1992-96)...Oakland defensive line coach Mike Trgovac held the same position for the Packers in 1999 and then again from 2009-17…Packers college scout Brandian Ross played three seasons with the Raiders (2012-14)…Green Bay players with connections to California include: WR Davante Adams (Palo Alto, Fresno State), T David Bakhtiari (San Mateo), DL Kenny Clark (Rialto, UCLA), CB Kevin King (Oakland), TE Marcedes Lewis (Long Beach, UCLA), LB Blake Martinez (Stanford), QB Aaron Rodgers (Chico, University of California), and RB Jamaal Williams (Fontana)…California natives on the Packers’ coaching staff include: offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett (Fullerton), defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery (Los Angeles) and defensive backs coach Jason Simmons (Inglewood)…Raiders TE Derek Carrier is from Edgerton, Wis. and played collegiately at Beloit (Wis.) College...Oakland FB Alec Ingold played collegiately at Wisconsin...Ingold is a Green Bay native and attended high school at Bay Port…Raiders tight ends coach Frank Smith is from Milwaukee, Wis. ...Oakland offensive line coach Tom Cable served as the offensive coordinator at UCLA (2004-05) during Lewis’ career with the Bruins...Cable also coached in Seattle during Green Bay TE Jimmy Graham’s time with the Seahawks (2015-17)...Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson coached Lewis in Jacksonville in 2012…Olsen also coached alongside Hackett in Jacksonville (2015-16) and LaFleur with the Los Angeles Rams (2017)...Hackett also spent time on Gruden’s staff in Tampa Bay (2006-07)...Raiders senior defensive assistant Jim O’Neil coached alongside Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine with the N.Y. Jets (2009-12), Buffalo (2013) and Cleveland (2014-15)...Hackett was on the Buffalo staff with Pettine and O’Neil in 2013...Raiders strength and conditioning assistant Deuce Gruden was on the Redskins’ coaching staff with Packers inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti while Packers LB Preston Smith was with Washington...Gruden was also born in Green Bay...Raiders senior offensive assistant John Morton spent time on the Packers’ roster as a player in 1993...LaFleur and Raiders head strength and conditioning coach A.J. Neibel worked together on the Atlanta Falcons’ staff in 2015 and 2016...Neibel also worked with Hackett with the Jacksonville in 2017 and 2018...Packers outside linebackers coach Mike Smith was Raiders LB Dakota Allen’s position coach at Texas Tech in 2015...Former college teammates include: Packers CB Tony Brown, P JK Scott, LB Tim Williams and Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (Alabama); Packers DL Montravius Adams and Raiders K Daniel Carlson (Auburn); Rodgers and Raiders assistant special teams coach Byron Storer (California); Adams, Raiders QB Derek Carr and S Curtis Riley (Fresno State); Packers LB Rashan Gary and Raiders DT Maurice Hurst (Michigan); Packers G Elgton Jenkins, LS Hunter Bradley and Raiders S Johnathan Abram (Mississippi State); Packers LB Preston Smith, S Will Redmond, and Raiders G Gabe Jackson (Mississippi State); Packers RB Dexter Williams and Kizer (Notre Dame); Packers C Corey Linsley and Raiders DT Johnathan Hankins (Ohio State); Martinez, Raiders DE Josh Mauro and S Jordan Richards (Stanford); Clark, Raiders OL Andre James and T Kolton Miller (UCLA).

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