Winnipeg field shortened for Packers-Raiders

Raiders rookie report card after third preseason game

Raiders rookie report card after third preseason game

Winnipeg Sun reporter Paul Friesen joined The Jason Smith Show to talk about the NFL's humiliating PR disaster Thursday night in Winnipeg, Canada, as concerns over the playing surface forced the game's organizers to make the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers play on an 80-yard field.

Daniel Carlson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, and the Oakland Raiders earned a freakish 22-21 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers on a field shortened to 80 yards for player safety. "It wasn't really a 'hole", it was covered with turf.

"It was just a little raised", Boyle said. "This puts food on the table for them, so you don't want to mess around with injuries". It was an impressive showing from numerous players on the cusp of making the roster, and given the conditions (the shortened 80-yard field and playing a "home" game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) the Raiders should be proud of this victory - even if it doesn't technically count. Jon Gruden just told reporters after the game "I don't know what the trouble was, the field looked fine to us". We thought the field was perfectly ready to roll. We like the field. "You'll have to ask Green Bay about that".

Boyle had his best game of the preseason against the Raiders, completing 16 of 25 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns in his. The team is planning to move to Las Vegas in 2020.

The Packers sat 33 players, including quarterback Aaron Rodgers and all of the team's starters. Peterman finished 23 of 37 for 210 yards.

The Packers will wrap up the exhibition schedule at home next Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs.