Carlson kicks the Raiders to the 22-21 win

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By Jeremy Kahn

Usually, NFL fields are 100 yards long, CFL fields are 110 yards long; however, on this night, the field was just 80 yards.

Daniel Carlson kicked a 33-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining in the game, as the Oakland Raiders defeated the Green Bay Packers at IG Field at Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The two end zones were at the 10-yard line, and noticeable by orange pylons and there were also no kickoffs.

Prior to the game, game officials and representatives from the Raiders and the Packers met to discuss the situation of the field. The goal posts were moved from the location that would have inside the end zone.

Former CAL star Aaron Rodgers once again did not play, as he also sat out the Packers first two games, Packers running back Aaron Jones also did not play for the Packers. In all, the Packers sat 33 players in their third exhibition game of 2019.

Both Derek Carr and Antonio Brown did not play for the Raiders, who are now 3-0 on the exhibition season.

The Packers took a commanding 21-10 lead at the end of the first half, as Tim Boyle threw a 23-yarrd touchdown pass to Trevor Davis. Boyle also threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jake Kumerow.

Tra Carson ran for a touchdown, as the Packers fell to 1-2 on the exhibition season with one game remaining.

Nathan Peterman threw two touchdowns for the Raiders, including a 17-yard touchdown to DeMornay Pierson-El in the fourth quarter that narrowed the Packers lead down to 21-19; however, the Raiders were unable to convert the two-point conversion, as Petermans pass was intercepted.

Peterman ended up going 23-for-37 for 210 yards on the evening.

Carlson gave the Raiders a 3-0 lead, as he kicked a 42-yard field goal late in the first quarter to put the Raiders on the board.

Boyle then found Davis to give the Packers their first lead of the game, as they connected for a 23-yard touchdown.

Peterman then gave the Raiders the lead again on their next series, as he found Keith Smith for a 15-yard touchdown pass.
Boyle found Kumerow for a 26-yard touchdown pass, and then Carson closed out the scoring for the Packers with just 31 seconds remaining in the first half.

That would be the last points that the Packers would score, as the Raiders defense came up big and the Raiders offense began to click under Peterman.

Carlson cut the Packers lead down to eight on their first series of the second half, as he nailed a 40-yard field goal and then Pierson-El was on the receiving end of a 17-yard touchdown pass with 5:48 remaining in the game.

NOTES: This was the first game in Canada since the 2013 season, when the Buffalo Bills played the last of their eight games at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

The Raiders moved the game, as they saved $500,000 in rent at the Oakland Coliseum, as this is the last season for the Raiders in Oakland before they move to Las Vegas for the 2020 season.

UP NEXT: After returning to California, the Raiders head to Century Link Field in Seattle to face the Seattle Seahawks on August 29 at 7:00 p.m.

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