OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – After getting picked apart by Ryan Fitzpatrick and dismantled by Tom Brady early in the season, the Oakland Raiders pass defense has been one of the strengths of the team of late.

The Raiders have frustrated accomplished quarterbacks, taken advantage of inexperienced ones and collectively held their last eight opponents to under a 50 percent completion rate.

Maintaining that impressive rate this week will be an extremely difficult task with a trip to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and the undefeated Packers on the schedule.

The Raiders have matched up against some pretty impressive quarterbacks in recent years from Brady to Peyton Manning to Drew Brees. Rodgers is playing as well or better than any of those other stars.


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