It was announced as the game started that it would be played on a modified 80-yard field. The 10-yard lines were to serve as the goal lines because of a problem in the end zones with the former spot of the goalposts. The goalposts had to be moved when the field was re-lined to NFL regulations, and the old spot posed a safety hazard. There were also no kickoffs.
With the Packers sitting all their starters and 33 players in all, Tim Boyle opened at quarterback and absorbed a roughing-the-passer call sandwiched between three runs by RB Tra Carson for 14 yards. But the drive stalled just across midfield and the Packers punted.
Green Bay’s defense got an immediate three-and-out, giving the ball back to Boyle and the offense.
WR Trevor Davis followed up a 17-yard punt return with an 18-yard gain on an end-around run. But a holding penalty on C Lucas Patrick halted the drive, and the punt went for a touchback.
The Raiders got moving on two passes from QB Mike Glennon to WR Rico Gafford for 22 total yards, with a 15-yard personal foul on Packers S Raven Greene tacked on. But on third-and-4 from the Green Bay 42, a deep ball for WR De’Mornay Pierson-El was broken up by CB Josh Jackson, and the Raiders punted the Packers back to their own 12-yard line.
The Packers got out of the hole briefly on an 11-yard screen pass to Carson on third-and-9. Three snaps later an apparent Raiders interception was overturned and ruled incomplete, leading to another punt.
Pierson-El ran back the punt to the Oakland 41, and the Raiders quickly crossed midfield before Packers DL Tyler Lancaster was slow to get up, though he walked off the field under his own power. A pass to Pierson-El gained 15 after he broke a couple of tackles to convert on third-and-8. After LB Rashan Gary went down and walked off on his own, Pierson-El let a third-down pass slip through his hands, and Raiders K Daniel Carlson was good from 42 yards out for the first points of the game.
Davis made a diving catch for 20 yards, but a holding penalty on G Cole Madison wiped out a nice run by Carson that would have moved the chains.