Packers 13-17 Raiders: Josh Jacobs touchdown and late Amik Robertson interception snaps Las Vegas’ EIGHT-GAME losing streak against Green Bay stretching back to 1987

  • The Raiders hadn’t beaten the Packers for 36 years heading into Monday’s game
  • But Josh McDaniels’ team ended that unwanted record at Allegiant Stadium
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Josh Jacobs and Amik Robertson helped the Las Vegas Raiders end its 36-year skid against the Green Bay Packers on Monday night in a 17-13 victory at Allegiant Stadium.

The Raiders had suffered eight straight defeats against Green Bay heading into their latest meeting, a miserable losing streak which stretched all the way back to 1987.

But thanks to Jacobs’ fourth-quarter touchdown in Las Vegas, along with a stunning late interception from Robertson, Josh McDaniels’ team both snapped that unwanted record and registered their first victory since the opening weekend.

Linebacker Robert Spillane also added two interceptions, while quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 22 of 31 passes for 208 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

The Raiders took a 10-3 lead into halftime thanks to nine-yard touchdown pass from Garoppolo to Jakobi Meyers. Las Vegas had a chance for even bigger lead after linebacker Spillane’s interception in the second quarter gave the Raiders possession at the Green Bay 7, but settled for a short field goal.

Josh Jacobs helped Las Vegas Raiders end its 36-year hoodoo against the Green Bay Packers

Amik Robertson intercepted a Jordan Love pass with 44 seconds on the clock to seal the win

Amik Robertson intercepted a Jordan Love pass with 44 seconds on the clock to seal the win

That kind of start was nothing new for the Packers, who have scored six first-half points in their past three games. They overcame a 17-0 deficit at the break two weeks ago to beat the New Orleans Saints, and last week outscored the Detroit Lions 17-7 in the second half but still lost by two touchdowns.

And, right on cue, the Packers opened the second half with Rudy Ford’s interception of Garoppolo. That led to AJ Dillon’s five-yard touchdown run to tie the game.

Later in the third quarter, Green Bay failed to take advantage of a short field. Love found Christian Watson without a defender within about 10 yards of him. The 77-yard completion – and a horse-collar tackle penalty – put the Packers at the 3. But Green Bay had to settle for a chip-shot field goal to go ahead 13-10.

The lead didn’t hold up long, however, as Jacobs’ two-yard touchdown run to open the fourth quarter put Las Vegas back in front.

And with 44 seconds on the clock, Robertson intercepted a pass from Love in the end zone to seal a much-needed victory for the Raiders.

Las Vegas had not claimed victory over the Packers since September 13, 1987, when they ran out 20-0 winners in Green Bay.

The victory will also take a fair degree of pressure off the shoulders of McDaniels, who had come under fire amid a three-game losing streak.

After the game, McDaniels was full of praise for Jacobs following a ‘breakout’ performance from the 25-year-old.

‘JJ is ready everyday,’ he said. ‘He has a great attitude and mindset. 

‘I have said this since I met the kid – love the player, love the kid.’