Episode #126: Raiders Week 9 Preview

In Week 8 action the Lions pulled off a 31-26 win over the New York Giants. This week the Lions travel to Oakland for the final time (for at least a while) where they will face off against Jon Gruden and his 3-4 Raiders. Erik and Joe think the Lions will have a definite advantage in the passing game.

  • Injury report from Wednesday
  • Austin Bryant is back practicing, the team can spend the next 21 days evaluating what to do next
  • Familiar name LB Steve Longa returns to the team before the Giants game
  • CB (not deceased pop star) Michael Jackson signed off the Dallas practice squad, RB Paul Perkins was released subsequently, and OL Casey Tucker was signed to the empty spot on the practice squad
  • Thoughts from the Giants game
  • Player of the game: Kenny Golladay
  • Studs and Duds from Week 8
  • Matthew Stafford has a near-perfect second half
  • The running game continues to struggle
  • Da’Shawn Hand shines in his return to game action and the run defense showed great improvement
  • The secondary misses Darius Slay and Daniel Jones’ stat line showed that
  • Lions made no moves at the trade deadline but did make move to try and acquire Broncos CB Chris Harris
  • Vegas line began at: Raiders +2.5
  • Raiders QB Derek Carr is having a solid season thus far
  • Raiders rookie RB Josh Jacobs finds himself as pro football focus’ No. 1 rated running back
  • TE Darren Waller is the latest of high-end TEs the Lions have faced
  • A couple of familiar faces will be all over the field for the Raiders defense ex-Lions Tahir Whitehead and Nevin Lawson are on their active roster
  • What will the Lions need to do to beat the Raiders on Sunday
  • Special thanks to Chad and Brad for their 5-star reviews!

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