As has been the case in recent weeks, the Packers faltered in the second half. Green Bay turned a Rudy Ford interception into a 5-yard touchdown run by AJ Dillon seven plays later at the Raiders’ 37.
After Las Vegas went three-and-out on its next series, the offense got the explosive performance it needed when Watson was caught on a 77-yard catch-and-run run.
The game featured both Love’s longest pass and Watson’s longest reception, and it looked like it might end with a touchdown, but Raiders cornerback Marcus Peters grabbed Watson by the collar. .
Peters was flagged for a foul, but the Raiders ended up losing only 3 yards as Watson was knocked down at the Las Vegas 6. The penalty saved Las Vegas four points after the Packers ended up picking up Anders Carlson for a 22-yard touchdown. The goal gave them a temporary lead of 13-10.
“It’s hard,” Watson said. “At the end of the day, I don’t even think I should be in that position and I should be able to pass him then. I just have to go faster.”
Watson was targeted five times in the fourth quarter but only had one more catch for eight yards. In addition to the final play, Love also took an in-depth look at Watson during the final play of the three-out series midway through the fourth quarter.