Raiders hold on to beat Lions

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In a back-and-forth battle that went down to the final minute, the Raiders earned a hard-fought home win over the Lions.

Oakland’s 31-24 win was sealed when Matthew Stafford threw an incomplete pass into the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line with three seconds left.

Stafford threw the ball well, topping 400 passing yards, but he also had an interception (a spectacular grab by Daryl Worley) and a lost fumble, and the Lions missed some opportunities on offense.

Josh Jacobs, the running back the Raiders selected with the first-round pick they got from the Bears in the Khalil Mack trade, had yet another good game, with 28 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns.

The win improves the Raiders to 4-4, and they’re still in the AFC playoff race. The Lions, at 3-4-1, are probably out of realistic contention.

Tough questions will be asked about General Manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia, who haven’t improved the franchise. Jon Gruden has made more progress in rebuilding the Raiders than Quinn and Patricia have made in rebuilding the Lions, and that was on display today.

39 responses to “Raiders hold on to beat Lions

  1. What a game, the turnovers made the difference.

    The Raiders are stacked on offense with great young players, the defense needs help though.

  2. Too bad the Chiefs win this division easily..and the Raiders will not even sniff the playoffs with Carr as QB…Hey Joe, you silly little little troll…Can Zay Jones Play QB??

  3. Refs made a valiant effort to steal another game from us today but the defense stood strong. Great win for the Raiders.

    Carr making clutch throws left and right, Looking like our 2016 team with 4th quarter comebacks.

    Defense still needs a ton of help but ill take the win.

  4. Have to admit I was skeptical of Gruden having success after a long layoff from coaching but so far so good…

  5. unclebluck says:
    November 3, 2019 at 7:14 pm
    Josh Allen 6-2
    Derek Carr 4-4

    Well your team is going to have a better record when they play the dregs of the NFL every week but check out passer rating Carr’s a 1000 times better than that clown

  6. With the Packers, Vikings and Bears all losing, this would have been a great opportunity for The Lions to get back into the thick of the NFC North race. That makes this a little more disappointing to me.

  7. Great and like the final sentence said coach Gruden is doing a great and better job rebuilding our team im excited plus the bears suck more top 10 draft capital RN4L….

  8. I understood why Gruden traded Mack last year. I was surprised by it but when you consider how much money he wanted it would have limited what Gruden could do to rebuild the team. They seem to have used those draft picks well and are much better than I thought they’d be. I won’t argue that Mack is a monster. I just can’t see how you can tie up that much money in one guy on a team like the Raiders that had numerous needs. Hats off to Gruden. If you had told me they’d be 4-4 at this point I would have laughed. Chucky is going to scare the life out of some teams in the next few years (and I’m not a Raiders fan).

  9. jtorontoisafool says:

    November 3, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Too bad the Chiefs win this division easily..and the Raiders will not even sniff the playoffs with Carr as QB…Hey Joe, you silly little little troll…Can Zay Jones Play QB??

    __________________________

    I respectfully disagree.

  10. 4th and goal from the 1 to win the game and the Lions called a pass play? Who made that play call Pete Carroll?

  11. 3.5 years into the Quinn experiment and 1.5 years into Patricia’s reign. What has changed with the Lions? They’re still reliant on the pass and can’t run the ball to save their lives. All this despite the fact they’ve invested a huge amount of draft capital and free agent money in personnel to be a “running football team.” The defense can’t buy a stop when the game is on the line.
    Literally nothing has changed.
    Oh, and those of you blaming Stafford need to stop. Dude is balling out.

  12. This is a young tough Raiders team who plays with a lot of heart. Looking forward to seeing a continued progression from them this year. We have a nice stock of upcoming draft picks and plenty of cap room to play with. The future’s so bright us Raiders fans gotta wear shades.

    JUST WIN BABY!

  13. “coach Gruden is doing a great and better job rebuilding our team im excited plus the bears suck more top 10 draft capital RN4L….“

    More top ten draft capital to blow on guys like Clelin Ferrell you mean? Or did you guys forget about him already. No QB pressures since week 1.

  14. theyearofthecat1 says:
    November 3, 2019 at 7:21 pm
    With the Packers, Vikings and Bears all losing, this would have been a great opportunity for The Lions to get back into the thick of the NFC North race. That makes this a little more disappointing to me.

    But…. the refs…. but…. Roger Goodell. Same old Lions if you ask me.

  15. I don’t seenthat the Lions aren’t makeing progress. In the toughest division in FB, there hasn’t been 1 GM they couldn’t have won. They’re tougher and more competitive, they just have to learn how to close the deal.

  16. 4th and Goal on the 1 with 3 seconds left for the tie, and Stafford did what he does best and chokes. Nobody should really be surprised.

  17. unclebluck says:
    November 3, 2019 at 7:14 pm
    Josh Allen 6-2
    Derek Carr 4-4
    ______________

    Bills wins are against the Jets, Giants, Bengals, Redskins, Dolphins and Titans, not exactly a murders row of winning teams! And I’d give their D most of the credit for those wins.

  18. This team needs to stop making every wide receiver look like an all-pro by covering them with linebackers. Paul Guenther should have learned that lesson LAST week.

  19. The fact that Matt Patricia put his best offensive weapons on the bench for the last play of the game shows that he has no business being a head coach. That pretty much took all of the guesswork out of things for the Raiders defense.

    This is a game the Lions should have won. They choked. And let’s not forget the Lions recently made personnel changes that weren’t well received in the clubhouse. Patricia has lost the locker room.

    Patricia’s defense stunk when the Pats lost the Super Bowl. He’s not a winner. Quinn’s decision to hire him showed a lack of maturity. Fire Quinn & Patricia. If they hang on to to them as long as they did Matt Millen, it will mean more seasons of pain for Lions fans (who deserve better).

    Martha needs to turn over the reigns to her daughter.

  20. Why are these clown Bills fans so worried about the Raiders? And to the Ferrell haters, sure, he’s gotten off to a slow start, but he still has time. Our stud rookie RB is one of the best in the league, though.

  21. Seems like every QB who plays against us on Sunday ends up being a nominee for Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.
    Has Guenther EVER won anything? His defense couldn’t slam the door on anyone if his kids’ lives depended on it.
    How many time have the Raiders had the ball AND the lead in the last 10 minutes?
    Olson and Gruden’s play calling gets wayyyyy too predictably conservative. 3rd and 6, they call a play that nets 3 yards.
    Then, punt, and watch the other team sodomuze our hapless defensive coordinator as they charge right down the field, unchallenged
    There are a LOT of good young players on defense. There is NO WAY the defense should be that bad.
    These young players are under-performing.
    That’s on Guenther. He’s the defensive coordinator, yet the defense looks completely UN-coordinated.
    Get rid of him.

  22. Raiders undefeated against animal teams, they beat Broncos, Colts, Bears and Lions but 0-4 against people teams, lost to Chiefs, Texans, Packers and Vikings. Raiders are on the right track, good young players on offense and Carr is going to be fine in this offense as the skill guys mature around him and more is added for next season. Need play making WR and offense is set. Defense needs work, Abrams being around would help a lot, need upgrades and depth. Next year, draft stud WR and defense, defense and more defense.

  23. Would have been nice if KC dropped one yesterday, but we can only focus on the Silver & Black and what they can do to keep winning…

    As much as the defense and Guenther gets beat up on here, kudos to the defense for holding on for the win yesterday!

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