GAME NOTES: Lions 18 Raiders 13

Defense Notches Four Sacks

  • The Raiders defense notched three first-half sacks for a second straight game, tying the season high set last week against Minnesota. The four total sacks ties last week for the team's second highest mark this season.
  • For the first time since 1987, three Raiders draft picks have recorded a sack in their rookie seasons. LB Ben Heeneynotched a sack Sunday to join DE Mario Edwards Jr.and LB Neiron Ball. In 1987, it was Ron Brown (2.0), Bob Buczkowski (1.0), Joe Cormier (1.0) and Dan McMillen (1.0).

Defense Strong In Red Zone

  • The Raiders held strong inside the red zone today, allowing touchdowns on 1-of-4 (25.0 percent) red zone trips by Detroit. The Lions' final trip inside the red zone resulted in the end of the game. 
  • Oakland also forced a total of four three-and-outs in the game, including consecutive three-and-outs in the second quarter.

**Crabtree Eclipses 400 Career Receptions


  • WR Michael Crabtreehas now totaled at least four receptions and 50 receiving yards in seven straight games, tied with Tim Brown (1997) for the second longest streak in team history (longest: Art Powell, 13, 1964-65).
  • Crabtreejoins Tim Brown (1996) as the only Raiders to catch at least four passes in 10 straight games to begin a season.  Crabtree caught a team-leading six passes in the game, bringing his career total over 404 receptions.
  • Crabtreealso eclipsed 5,000 receiving yards for his career in the game, finishing with 50 yards to bring his career total to 5,023 yards.

Murray Reaches the End Zone

  • LB Latavius Murray rushed into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter for his fourth score of the season. Murray now has six career rushing touchdowns.

Janikowski Closing In On History

  • K Sebastian Janikowski connected on a season-long 56-yard field goal in the third quarter, giving him 51 career field goals from 50-or-more yards. He trails Jason Hanson (52) by one for the NFL's all-time record for 50-yard field goals.
  • Janikowski also connected on a 48-yard field goal and his 220th consecutive extra point attempt.

Mack Stifling Against the Run

  • DE Khalil Mackled the team with a season-high eight solo tackles with two tackles for loss and one quarterback hit, according to unofficial press box statistics.


Olawale Continues to Produce **

  • FB/RB Jamize Olawale finished the game with a season-long 15-yard reception and four rushes for 12 yards (3.0 avg.).
  • Olawaleraised his receiving total to 69 yards on the season, setting a new career high (63 in 2013).

Roberts Contributes on Special Teams

  • WR Seth Roberts recorded the first kickoff returns of his career, bringing back two kickoffs for 47 yards (23.5 avg.). 
  • Robertsadded two receptions for 54 yards, including a season-long 43-yard reception on the first play of the second half.

Mayowa Steps Up With A Sack

  • DE Benson Mayowa recorded his second career sack and first of the season on a third-and-9 play in the first quarter, forcing a Lions field goal attempt.

Autry Gets to Stafford

  • DE Denico Autry got to Stafford on a third down in the third quarter for his second sack of the season and the team's fourth of the game. The sack forced a Lions punt.

Heeney Joins Fellow Rookies With Sack

  • LB Ben Heeney recorded the first sack of his NFL career in the second quarter, forcing a 5-yard loss. He finished the game with seven tackles (five solo), one sack and one pass defensed, according to unofficial press box statistics.
  • Heeneyis the third Raiders rookie to record a sack this season, joining DE Mario Edwards Jr.(1.5) and LB Neiron Ball(1.0). * *

Smith Notches Another Sack

  • LB Malcolm Smithwas credited with his fourth sack of the season when he forced Lions QB Matthew Stafford out of bounds in the second quarter.

King Booms 66-Yard Punt

  • P Marquette Kingwas called into action five times and averaged 43.4 yards per punt, including a 66-yarder in the fourth quarter.
  • Kingplaced three punts inside the Lions' 20-yard line and did not record a touchback.
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