Lions vs Raiders:The Raiders haven’t played a game in their home stadium since Week 2 of the season. That streak will end in Week 9, as the Raiders play host to the Lions. With both teams in the hunt for the postseason, the winner of this contest will put themselves in a more advantageous position to compete for a playoff berth.
How to Watch:
When: Sunday, Nov. 3
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Oakland dropped its last game 27–24 to the Texans. Jon Gruden’s team led 21–13 after three quarters, but could not hold on despite quarterback Derek Carr playing his best game of the season. Carr went for 285 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He’ll need to be effective to get the Raiders back to .500 after this game. The Raiders went a respectable 2–3 in their five straight games away from Oakland, and the team will have five of its final nine games at home.
Detroit took advantage of one of the league’s most suspect defenses in its last game, defeating the New York Giants 31–26. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Matt Patricia’s team, with Matthew Stafford throwing for 342 yards and three touchdowns in the victory. The Lions gave up 322 passing yards and four touchdowns to rookie quarterback Daniel Jones in that game, though, and will need to be careful not to let Carr have similar success.
Oakland (home) vs. Detroit (away)
Current Records: Oakland 3-4; Detroit 3-3-1
What to Know
After two games on the road, Oakland is heading back home. They will take on Detroit at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday at RingCentral Coliseum. The Raiders are expected to win — but not by much — so they will need to come into the contest prepared for a fight.
Oakland was hampered by 85 penalty yards against Houston last week. It was a hard-fought game, but the Raiders had to settle for a 27-24 loss against Houston. A silver lining for Oakland was the play of QB Derek Carr, who passed for 285 yards and three TDs on 30 attempts. Carr’s 65-yard touchdown toss up the middle to WR Hunter Renfrow in the first quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the evening. Carr’s sharp evening set his single-game touchdown high for the season.
Meanwhile, Detroit didn’t have too much breathing room in their matchup with the Giants, but they still walked away with a 31-26 win. WR Kenny Golladay and QB Matthew Stafford were among the main playmakers for Detroit as the former caught six passes for 123 yards and two TDs and the latter passed for 342 yards and three TDs on 32 attempts. Golladay’s performance made up for a slower contest against Minnesota two weeks ago. Golladay has never finished with more yards this season.
Detroit’s victory lifted them to 3-3-1 while Oakland’s defeat dropped them down to 3-4. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Raiders are third worst in the league in passing touchdowns allowed, with 19 on the season. The Lions have experienced some defensive struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the most passing yards allowed per game in the NFL, having given up 302.6 on average. Look for both offensives to try attacking early to give their own defense a break.
How To Watch
When: Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET
Where: RingCentral Coliseum — Oakland, California
Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Ticket Cost: $80.00
The Raiders are a 3-point favorite against the Lions.
Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Raiders as a 2-point favorite.
Detroit won the only game these two teams have played in the last five years.
Oakland Raiders’ wide receiver Tyrell Williams, who has caught a touchdown in each of his first five games this season, could produce a big day against the Detroit Lions’ porous pass defense on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of the Oakland Raiders)
The Raiders (3-4) are coming off a 27-24 loss to the Houston Texans, their second consecutive loss. The Raiders are playing their first home game in Oakland since Week 2 (September 15) after spending more than a month playing games on the road. The Raiders will rely on their rushing attack, which averages 131.4 yards a game, seventh in the NFL. Rookie running back Josh Jacobs is sixth in the league with 620 rushing yards.