Notable Stats Throughout NFL History - Packers vs Raiders

The Packers and Raiders have a familiar history for playing in separate conferences. Read about some notable connections throughout the history of both franchises. 

Green Bay celebrated 100 seasons of football last year, and the NFL follows suit this year with 100 seasons of its own. Super Bowl LIV (54 for you non-roman numeral fans) will take place in Miami on Feb. 2. 

Because we’re celebrating a historic season in the NFL, it feels only appropriate to discuss the pair of Packers Super Bowl opponents being played in consecutive weeks. While Green Bay already faced off against the Broncos (Super Bowl XXXII) earlier in the season, they now enter a two-week stretch against the Oakland Raiders (Super Bowl II) and the Kansas City Chiefs (Super Bowl I).

What’s more, first-time head coach Matt LaFleur is the only head coach in Packers franchise history to win five of his first six NFL games. 

Any real Packers fan is obviously aware of the greatest head coach in NFL history (yeah, I’ll say it). Vince Lombardi, the one the NFL named the Super Bowl trophy after. And I’m not making any type of comparisons or projections to say LaFleur will follow immediately in Lombardi’s footsteps and win consecutive Super Bowls, but there’s no denying his career in Green Bay is off to a strong start. Literally, the strongest in Green Bay’s history. 

So let’s talk about the significance of the Packers-Raiders series and how it stacks up across the rest of the NFL. 

The Packers beat the Raiders in Super Bowl II (hosted in Miami, coincidentally) 33-14. The regular-season series between the two franchises started years later in 1972 with the Raiders beating the Packers during the first five games between the teams. Oddly enough, the Packers tallied their first victory over the Raiders in 1990, and they haven’t lost since. That’s a streak of seven consecutive victories over the Raiders.  

What does that mean? Well, nothing, unless you enjoy random stats. But with the Packers sitting at 7-0 against the Raiders since 1990, that streak is tied for Green Bay’s longest active win streak against an opponent (also shared with the Chargers, who Green Bay faces in Week 9). 

The Packers play their final of five home games in the first seven weeks when they face off Sunday against the Raiders. After that, it’s off to Kansas City for Sunday Night Football in Week 8 before heading to Los Angeles to face off against the Chargers. That’s a stretch of three AFC West opponents in three weeks. The Packers already beat the fourth AFC West team earlier this year when the Broncos traveled to Lambeau Field for Week 3. 

Because who doesn’t love even more fun stats, the Packers have a 14-3 record against AFC West teams since 2002. That ranks number one in the NFL over that span. 

Does any of this matter heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Raiders? Well, still no. But given the history of the NFL and the lopsided rivalry these two teams share, it’s fun to look back on Super Bowl II and all that’s happened between the two franchises since. 

And like I mentioned earlier, Super Bowl II was held in Miami. The Packers are looking for a return trip 52 years in the making by punching their ticket to Super Bowl LIV, also held in Miami, this coming February. 

With a LaFleurishing head coach (see what I did there?) and a history of recent success against the Raiders, here’s hoping Sunday gets the Packers one step closer to a trip to Miami. 

Note: Most of these stats were obtained from the weekly dope sheet. Here’s a link to the full dope sheet if you’d like to check out more notable connections yourself. 

 

Maggie Loney is a writer for Cheesehead TV and a podcaster for the Pack-A-Day Podcast. Find her on Twitter at @MaggieJLoney.

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Lphill's picture

October 18, 2019 at 05:27 am

All winnable games coming up plus Mahomes was injured again last night .

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wildbill's picture

October 18, 2019 at 05:44 am

Our WR health is a major concern and I feel this game will be a dog fight. Oakland has already surprised some people and we should not take them lightly

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ALLGASNOBRAKES's picture

October 18, 2019 at 06:49 am

The Raiders had their Bye Week which gave them some time to get healthier and that extra time for Gruden to game plan against the Packers. Meanwhile, the Packers are on a short week and pretty battered. The Raiders are 9th in the NFL against the run but like 25th against the pass. The Packers are going to really need both Jones and Williams to have success this week IMO with all the injuries to the WR.

I'd like to see more of Williams and Jones in the backfield together as we did earlier in the year. More Marcedes Lewis, less Jimmy Graham. Lewis has EARNED more time. Graham has not. With the injuries, we'll see more Lazard which I'm actually happy about. I liked him coming out of Iowa State and at 6'5" he could be useful in the red-zone.

The defense needs to stop Jacobs and the TE Waller. After those two I'm not terribly concerned about any skill position player on the Raiders roster. Tyrell Williams had been injured and I'm not sure of his status for Sunday BUT I am confident King and Alexander can handle any WR the Raiders throw at them. I'll feel even better if the DROY candidate Darnell Savage is back at Safety.

Packers win 34-16...Allan Lazard continues to surprise us with another good game...

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

October 18, 2019 at 07:29 am

I hope Tonyan is healthy and plays extensively as he should have a big game if used correctly.

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PatrickGB's picture

October 18, 2019 at 08:06 am

History is fun to know but the past is the past. The NFL is a week by week battle and things change every week. Past success does not predicate future performance. This week it’s our injuries that worry me. I am convinced that if we had Adams and MVS that would be the key to an easy win. But we don’t. So let’s see what the “next man up” mentality can do for us.

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PatrickGB's picture

October 18, 2019 at 08:06 am

History is fun to know but the past is the past. The NFL is a week by week battle and things change every week. Past success does not predicate future performance. This week it’s our injuries that worry me. I am convinced that if we had Adams and MVS that would be the key to an easy win. But we don’t. So let’s see what the “next man up” mentality can do for us.

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October 18, 2019 at 08:47 am

Love the ring. Past, Present , and Future. The packers are the Buzz. They only need to finish what they started. This team has skills. Make no mistake about that. And regardless who has a good game, or bad, they all will be counted on. Nothing needs to change. The risk, is only self destruction. The stats don't tell us anything. The team's talent and athleticism does. Everyone wants to look their best. Confidence is the answer for any player. Regression will happen. Still as long as they go all out. The only way this team can go is up.

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PackfanNY's picture

October 18, 2019 at 09:05 am

Packers cannot overlook the Raiders. They need to stop the run first. Jacobs can be a threat. Not ideal with the receiver situation but the game will be a test for LaFleur to develop a game plan to best use the options available to him and Aaron Rodgers.

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Mojo's picture

October 18, 2019 at 11:41 am

Kind of interesting the Pack play another team coming off a bye. The Lions last week, Raiders this week and a mini-bye for the Chiefs on the 27th.

I think the bye was one reasons the Lions got off to a fast start last Monday. Think they recognized some tendencies in the secondary and knew they could exploit GB with. Plus, you get to practice some plays you normally don't on a regular week. Now the Raiders have the same advantage. If the Pack can run the gamut the next few weeks, the opponent byes will make it even more impressive.

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Leatherhead's picture

October 18, 2019 at 11:30 am

Two straight bye teams followed by KC with 10 days to prepare for us to visit. The NFL schedule sometimes tips the field.

Chicago and the Saints this weekend, so somebody is going to lose. Minnesota and the Lions, too. Best case scenario, IMO, is that Chicago beats the Saints and the Lions win at home against Minnesota.

IMO, if we're desperate to mortgage the future for an offensive player to help it should be another RB to help carry the load. Williams has missed basically two games this year and Jones has never been available after Thanksgiving. We should get some help there.

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I remember Packers v Raiders in Super Bowl II. I femember the Monday Night game when Favre's father had just died. I remember a game in the early 80s, I think, where we had a "muffed lateral" returned on us for 105 yards and a TD.....despite the rules clearly stating that you can't advanced a muffed lateral.

Lester Hayes, Stabler, Casper...….lots of really good players on those Raider teams.

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Lphill's picture

October 18, 2019 at 11:36 am

I like Carr but he only throws short maybe its because of his receivers, I think the Packers are the better team again and should win by at least 7.

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October 18, 2019 at 01:11 pm

Raiders have beat Broncos, Colts, and Bears.

Packers have defeated Bears, Vikings, Broncos, Cowboys, and Lions.

Packers ledger is more impressive as all 5 wins are vs solid, good defenses.

Raiders however, have exceeded expectations.

Raiders bye week should be offset by home field for the Pack. I like the Pack in this one 24-13.

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