The Oakland Raiders return home in Week 9 to face the Detroit Lions after finishing their five-game stretch away from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Going 2-3 during their time away from Oakland since Week 2, the Silver and Black look to break a four-game losing streak against the Lions, while this also marks the Raiders' final contest against NFC North opponents this season, currently holding a 1-2 record against the division. The first of three-straight home games for the Raiders and the first matchup in Oakland between the two clubs since 2011 is set for 1:05 p.m. PT on FOX this Sunday, Nov. 3.
|Date:||Sunday, November 3, 2019|
|Kickoff:||1:05 p.m. PST|
|Site:||Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum|
|Regular Season:||Series tied, 6-6|
The Raiders fell in Week 8 to the Houston Texans by a score of 24- 27 to drop to 3-4 on the year. In the contest, the offense continued to receive strong performances from QB Derek Carr, RB Josh Jacobs and TE Darren Waller. Carr tossed three touchdowns for the first time in 2019, finishing with 285 yards through the air and a season-high passer rating of 125.0. It marked the 18th career three-touchdown game of his career, tied for 13th-most in NFL history through a player's first six seasons. Jacobs rushed for 66 yards on 15 attempts (4.4 avg.), adding another 15 yards receiving on two receptions. Waller posted his third touchdown of the season, scoring in consecutive contests for the first time in his career. WRs Hunter Renfrow and Tyrell Williams also got in the action, as Renfrow's first career score came from 65 yards out and Williams from 46 to mark his fifth straight game with a receiving touchdown. On the defensive side of the ball, LB Tahir Whitehead led all defenders with a season-high 11 stops on the day, while DT Johnathan Hankins, DE Arden Key and DE Benson Mayowa each tallied a sack in the contest.
Entering Week 9, the Oakland Raiders rank second in the NFL with eight sacks surrendered on offense this season. Only in 1970 and 2016 have the Raiders surrendered fewer sacks (seven) through the club's first seven games of the season. The Raiders have posted three-straight clean sheets - the Bears in Week 5, the Packers in Week 6 and Texans in Week 7 - and are the only team in the NFL to hold four different opponents without a sack in 2019. Additionally, the Raiders also rank second in the NFL with sacks allowed per pass play percentage of 3.5 percent on the season.
|Broadcast Information (Television)|
|Color Analyst:||Chris Spielman|
Here are some notable connections between the two teams:
• Raiders LB Tahir Whitehead entered the NFL as the Lions’ fifth-round draft pick of the 2012 NFL Draft and spent six seasons in Detroit before joining Oakland this past offseason. With the Lions, White- head played in 94 games with 54 starts and recorded 366 tackles (268 solo), three sacks, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
• Raiders CB Nevin Lawson was originally selected by the Lions in the fourth round (133rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft and spent five seasons with the club, appearing in 63 games with 54 starts.
• Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson started with the Lions in 2004 as a quarterbacks coach before adding the role of offensive coordinator in 2005, which marked his first season in control of the offense.
• Lions CB Rashaan Melvin appeared in 14 games for the Raiders in 2018, totaling 56 tackles, nine passes defensed and one INT.
• Lions LB Jason Cabinda originally signed with the Raiders as an un- drafted free agent in 2018, appearing in 10 games and totaling 21 tackles.
• Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Raiders offensive line coach Tom Cable coached together in Seattle from 2011-17, helping the Seahawks capture three NFC West titles, two NFC Champion- ships and the Super Bowl XLVIII title.
|Broadcast Information (Radio)|
|Raiders Radio Network|
|Color Analyst:||Lincoln Kennedy|
The Lions enter Week 9 fresh off a 31-26 victory over the NFC East's New York Giants to move to 3-3-1 on the season and stop- ping a three-game skid. The Raiders remain at home following the conclusion of this week's contest to face the Los Angeles Chargers in the primetime slot on Thursday Night Football before finishing their three-game stretch at home against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11. The Lions will remain on the road to face the Bears before returning home to face the Dallas Cowboys.