Coming off a short week, the Green Bay Packers wrap up their long home stretch to start the 2019 NFL season today as they host the Oakland Raiders. This is the fifth home game in the first five weeks for the Packers, who will return to Lambeau Field just three times in the final nine games of the 2019 regular season.
The first six weeks have been great for new head coach Matt LaFleur and his team, however, as the Packers sit at 5-1 and atop the NFC North division. A 3-0 division record has the team off to a great start, and the offense has seemed to find some traction in recent weeks with over 400 yards in two of the past three games.
Entering the hallowed halls of Lambeau today, however, are the Oakland Raiders, who hope to draw themselves up into serious contention with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. The Chiefs will be missing quarterback Patrick Mahomes for a few weeks — including next Sunday’s matchup with the Packers at Arrowhead Stadium — and this stretch could be just what the doctor ordered for the Raiders.
But the Packers will try to move their way to 6-1 today despite some familiar faces on the opposing sideline. DeShone Kizer and Trevor Davis both spent the last two offseasons or more in Green Bay, with one landing there after final cuts and the latter moving to Oakland via trade.
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