NFL Week 4: A statistical review of Packers-Raiders Monday Night Football

2T0YG2R Las Vegas Raiders' Davante Adams catches a pass in front of Green Bay Packers' Isaiah McDuffie during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Las Vegas Raiders got a much-needed home win on Monday Night Football, beating the Green Bay Packers 17-13 to move to 2-3 on the year. Here is our initial statistical review of the game.

Game Summary

According to our new noise-canceled score metric, the game was supposed to be as close as it was.

The noise-canceled score of 15-15 isn’t a surprising result. After all, the outcome of the game was literally up in the air after Jordan Love released a deep shot that ultimately resulted in the game-sealing interception.

Both offenses struggled to move the ball, hence the low-scoring game:

Passing summary

The Raiders offense looked good when Jimmy Garoppolo was able to locate a target. However, that wasn’t the case often enough, as the team lost a lot of efficiency through sacks and throwaways.

Meanwhile, the Packers were inefficient across the board in the passing game.

Receiving summary

Christian Watson ended up with a good stat line because of the huge catch and run on the busted coverage in the second half. Besides that, the Packers didn’t get much going in the passing game. Consequently, no receiver was able to stand out.

We'll leave it for the tape to tell us whether there were any opportunities to target Davante Adams downfield. On a statistical level, the four targets and average target depth of 2.8 yards don’t sound ideal for a receiver of his class.

Rushing summary

With their passing game struggling, the Packers were at least able to lean on their running game, even with Aaron Jones sidelined. The Raiders, however, need to find a way to get their running game and Josh Jacobs going, as they continue to have one of the worst ground attacks in the league.

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