The Raiders won the coin toss and elected to receive. After a touchboack, the Raiders opening drive fizzled in Detroit territory when WR
The Raiders went three-and-out on their second drive and P
The Lions scored again as Stafford hit WR Kris Durham for a 4-yard TD pass. Freese’s extra point was good and the Lions led 13-0 with 2:01 left in the first quarter.
“We have to give full credit to the offensive line. They were out there hitting guys and opening holes," McFadden said. "MJD and I were going out there and hitting them how we know how to run.”
Janikowski’s ensuing kickoff sailed out of the back of the end zone. The Lions took over at the 20 with Dan Orlovsky at quarterback. The Raiders held the Lions to a three-and-out and Martin came on to punt. Moore returned the punt 11 yards to the Oakland 43.
Rookie second round draft choice Derek Carr entered the game at quarterback with 7:02 left in the 2nd quarter. Janikowski capped the 9-play, 50-yard drive with a 28-yard field goal to cut the Lions lead to 13-10 with 3:04 left I n the second quarter.
Janikowski’s ensuing kickoff went for a touchback and the Lions started at the 20.
The Lions managed a 55-yard Freese field goal before halftime and took a 16-10 lead into the locker room.
“That’s what happens in games, you get a change in momentum. Our guys continued to fight and we hung in there. We got a little bit of momentum and were able to score," Head Coach Dennis Allen said. "Defensively, we played a little bit better. I was disappointed that we let them get those three points there at the end. We’ve got a few things that we’ve got to get corrected. Overall, I saw some good things.”
The Lions started at the 17 after a 21-yard kickoff return to the start the 3rd quarter. The Lions went 83 yards in 8 plays as RB George Wynn scored on a 1-yard TD run. The K Giorgio Tavecchio extra point was good and the Lions led 23-10 with 10:14 left in the 3rd quarter.
A holding penalty wiped out a 30-yard RB
The Raiders defense stiffened near midfield and forced a punt. The Lions were unable to down the P Drew Butler punt at the 1-yard line and the Raiders started at the 20 after a touchback.
Carr led an 8-play, 80-yard scoring drive and capped it with a 3-yard TD pass to TE
Kellen Moore entered the game at quarterback for Detroit and he was promptly sacked by rookie LB
The Raiders were forced to settle for a 36-yard Janikowski field goal attempt. The kick was good and cut the Lions lead to 23-20 with 14:06 left in the game.
Tavecchio countered with a 25-yard field goal to put the Lions up 26-20 with 7:34 left in the game.
QB Matt McGloin leads the Raiders on the game-winning drive. Photo by Paul Staphorsius.
Sheets returned the ensuing kickoff 27 yards to the 21. Carr was shaken up during this possession and Matt McGloin entered the game at quarterback. Detroit got the ball back when TE
The Raiders held the Lions to a three-and-out and Butler came on to punt. Carrie returned the punt 13 yards to the Oakland 32. McGloin worked some magic and propelled the Raiders 68 yards in 13 plays and hit WR
The Lions returned Janikowski’s squib kick as time ran out and the Raiders won the game. The Raiders improve to 1-1 on the 2014 Preseason and head to Green Bay next week to face the Packers at Lambeau Field.
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