Earlier this season it looked like the Raiders were over their East coast woes, but after a loss two weeks back to the Steelers and now another today out east, it looks like they are right back to square one.
Oakland Sunday lost their third straight, losing an ugly game to the Detroit Lions 18-13 at Ford Field. The three straight losses put the Raiders at 4-6 on the year, and in danger of having to win out in order to try and reach the postseason as a wild card.
The Raiders fell behind 9-0 after Lions kicker Matt Prater made three field goals on as many attempts in the first half.
Oakland though went ahead on their second drive of the third quarter. Latavius Murray’s 1-yard touchdown run capped the opening possession of the second half and Sebastian Janikowski made a go-ahead, 48 yard field goal on Oakland’s next possession.
Lions QB Matthew Stafford was too much though for the Raiders, as he led the team on a nifty 80-yard drive with a designed draw to put the Lions up 16-13 with 11:04 to play.
The Raiders offense seemed totally out of sync most of the day, and allowed the final two points on a holding penalty by tackle Donald Penn against Ezekiel Ansah in the end zone to give the Lions an 18-13 advantage.
Detroit got the free kick, and killed the final 7:31 to seal the win as the Raiders never even got the ball back, making it even more of a tough loss to swallow.
Raiders QB Derek Carr was just 13-for-25 for 169 yards, no scores and he was sacked once. Murray ran for just 28 yards but did have the only Raiders TD of the day.
Oakland had just 13 first downs and 214 total yards in the loss.