Lions roundup: Raiders defense in for tough challenge in the form of Matthew Stafford and the Detroit offense

After an obscene, five-game road trip, the Raiders are finally back at home.

Head coach Jon Gruden’s team won’t travel again until Week 12, and with three straight games at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Silver and Black will look to stack some wins before they head back out on the road.

First up for Derek Carr and Co., is a Week 9 throw down against the Detroit Lions; here are five storylines to check out before game time.

1. Marvin Hall making the most of his opportunities, averaging over 40 yards per catch

Marvin Hall only has five catches on the year, but he’s no doubt making the most of each time the ball is in his hands… READ MORE

2. A look at the Lions, by the numbers

Matthew Stafford and the Lions will pose a big problem for the Raiders this weekend; take a look at what Matt Patricia’s team brings to the table, by the numbers… READ MORE

3. X’s and O’s: Former Lion Dan Orlovsky breaks down this week’s matchup

Mike O'Hara and Dan Orlovsky break down the Lions' week 9 matchup against the Oakland Raiders… WATCH

4. Who steps up at running back for the Lions this week?

Tim Twentyman of detroitlions.com gives his thoughts on which player on the roster will step up at running back this weekend for the Lions… READ MORE

5. Lions prepare for talented running back Josh Jacobs

Tori Petry reports on the challenge the Lions will face in Josh Jacobs and the Raiders' rushing attack… WATCH

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