Packers Want to Continue Explosive Offense Against Raiders
For the second time this season, the Green Bay Packers come to the San Francisco Bay area trying to extend a winning streak. But Sunday's Packers-Raiders matchup in Oakland happens under much different circumstances than Packers last match up in this region back in October against the 49ers.
For one, the Packers have just emerged from a nasty slump in November that saw them lose four games. The offense has begun to pick up steam once again, rushing for more than 200 yards in the Packers win last Sunday against the Cowboys at Lambeau Field. And a win in Oakland clinches a coveted playoff spot for the Packers with two weeks to go in the regular season.
Oaklands AFC playoff hopes are still alive despite a six and seven record. And this Raiders team doesn't bear much resemblance to the ones that struggled in years past. Derek Carr at quarterback, and Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree at receiver have given Oakland a formidable trio of offensive players that will challenge Green Bay's normally stout defense. The Packers did receive a couple of positive bits of news Saturday, as both Mike Daniels and Davante Adams were upgraded to probable for the matchup.
The San Francisco Bay area is preparing to host Super Bowl 50 in early February.