Quick Bit: Jordan Love looks to add to his growing legacy with a shiny display against the 1-3 Raiders.
The future is now for the Packers.
They’re in untamed terrain; having handed the keys to Matt LaFleur’s offense to newbie Jordan Love, Green Bay finds itself looking up in the race for the NFC North. For most of the past 15 years, that simply hasn’t been the case.
Early returns have been … decent. With 901 passing yards, eight passing touchdowns and three interceptions, Love has shown signs of brilliance at times. He hasn’t been faultless, however. What young quarterback is?
Nevertheless, the Packers (2-2) are caught in the mire of divisional purgatory. They’re too good to be awful and perhaps a bit too wet behind the ears to compete with the division and conference elites.
So, what happens now? The future; Love is being allowed to take chances within the confines of LaFleur’s formula . And although it hasn’t always worked out thus far, the opportunities should stay coming, especially with a matchup with the lowly Raiders (1-3) on the horizon.
Las Vegas’ campaign has been one of few highs and very many lows. The Jimmy Garoppolo era has been one filled to the brim with sacks, missed throws and a steady pour of Davante Adams targets. Josh McDaniels’ play-calling has puzzled at times. So too have Josh Jacobs’ performances; the Raiders star has struggled to recreate the displays that made him the league’s leading rusher in 2022.
All of that is to say, Love should get the opportunity to shine Monday. If he does, perhaps he can continue to stitch together a legacy that will leave him in Packers’ fans good graces.
The Sporting News is tracking live updates from the Packers-Raiders “Monday Night Football” game in Las Vegas. Follow below for highlights and live results as Green Bay looks to show of its superiority over an interconference foe.
Packers vs. Raiders score
Packers vs. Raiders live updates, highlights from Monday Night Football
(All times Eastern)
8:15 p.m.: Here we go! Daniel Carlson rockets the ball into the back of the end zone and Jordan Love leads Green Bay out!
7:45 p.m.: Packers are the first team out on the field. And they’re led out by the newest face of their franchise, Jordan Love:
7:30 p.m.: Beast Mode is in the building! The Oakland native appears to be repping his hometown’s favorite squad, even if that team doesn’t play in the Bay any longer. Game recognize game…
7:10 p.m.: Weezy F. Baby offers his musings on tonight’s game. Unsurprisingly, it seems his heart lies in Green Bay:
7:00 p.m.: One player who will not be taking part in tonight’s festivities: Packers RB Aaron Jones. He’ll miss out after re-aggravating the hamstring injury he suffered earlier in the year.
6:45 p.m.: The Jaire Alexander vs. Davante Adams matchup should be one to watch. Alexander has been in fine fiddle since the start of the year. And Adams is Adams. Neither is fully 100 percent — Alexander was felled with a back ailments, while Adams incurred a shoulder injury that kept him out of Thursday and Friday’s practices. Still, when two of the league’s best meet under the glimmering spotlight that is primetime football, the sports world takes notice.
6:30 p.m.: The Shedeur alert! Davante Adams drops the move pregame, showing off his iced out wrist while strutting down the tunnel. It suits him well.
Packers vs. Raiders start time
Date: Monday, Oct. 9
Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Monday night’s game between the Packers and Raiders will feature in the primetime slot of 8:15 p.m. ET.
What channel is Packers vs. Raiders on today?
Game: Green Bay Packers vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Date: Monday, Oct. 9
TV channel: ESPN (U.S.) DAZN (Canada)
Monday’s clash between the Packers and Raiders will be broadcast on ESPN. Veteran broadcaster Joe Buck will lead Monday night’s coverage as the game’s play-by-play announcer. He’ll be joined by Troy Aikman in the booth and Lisa Salters on the sideline.
Cord-cutters can find the rivalry matchup on ESPN+ or Fubo, which offers a free trial to new users.
Viewers in Canada can watch on TSN or RDS2, or stream it on DAZN, which carries every NFL game.
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