Detroit Lions Recap: Preseason Game Two Winners and Losers

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Aug 15, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; General view of the line of scrimmage as Detroit Lions center Travis Swanson (64) snaps the ball against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Lions 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Quick Game Recap (Raiders 27, Lions 26)

The Lions looked much better on offense than they did against the Browns just a week ago, and got off to an early 13-0 start on two touchdown catches from Golden Tate and Kris Durham.

On defense the Lions didn’t look so well outside of their first-team defense. After shutting the Raiders out for one quarter, the second and third-team units gave up 27 points including 10 in the final quarter, and a game winning touchdown with six seconds left in the game.

The Lions had plenty of success in the passing game, but couldn’t muster up anything in the run game. Leshoure ended up being the only running back with double-digit rush yards and averaged just 3.3 yards per carry.

Fan-favorite George Winn ran one in for a score, but had only 9 yards on 8 carries.

Despite giving up a total of 305 passing yards, the Lions pass rush was consistently pressuring Raiders quarterbacks. Larry Webster had a nice hit on rookie QB Derek Carr who had to leave the game after getting slammed into the ground by the fourth-round pick out of Bloomsburg.

Overall, it was a successful game for the Lions. Both the first-team offense and defense had solid performances, and most importantly, there were no significant injuries.

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