Packers Loser: Rashan Gary
It may seem odd to list Rashan Gary as a loser, as he notched yet another sack in this game. However, as he continues to look for a massive contract extension with the Packers, it was clear he’s not on the elite tier as other edge rushers. Maxx Crosby was on the other sideline, wreaking havoc on the Packers’ offense and disrupting their passing and running games in a way we’ve rarely, if ever, seen Gary do. He must find that next level if he wants to get paid like the elite pass-rushers.
Packers Loser: Jordan Love
Love finished the game 16-of-30 for 182 yards (77 of which came on a blown coverage by the Raiders where Christian Watson ran free), zero touchdowns and three interceptions for a 13.2 QBR. Through five games, that ranks him 15th in passing yards, 36th in completion percentage, ninth in touchdown passes, 29th in passer rating, and the second-most interceptions. He’s been trending down after a hot start to the season.
Packers Loser: Matt LaFleur
Matt LaFleur had eleven days to specifically prepare for the Raiders and couldn’t help his offense muster more than 13 points. His gameplan didn’t seem to take advantage of the Raiders’ defense, as he was intent on pounding the rock with Dillon. When they did throw the ball, there was rarely anything open or easy. He needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror heading into the bye.