Detroit sports glance: Lions finish game strong against Oakland Raiders, wins second straight game

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Lions 18, Raiders 13 – The Detroit Lions won their second straight game, defeating the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Ford Field.

LSJ Logo incertThe Lions closed out the game with a 9-0 run to seal the victory.

Matthew Stafford threw for 282 yards and rushed for the Lions lone touchdown, while Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate and Theo Riddick each had over 70 receiving yards.

Lions’ kicker Matt Prater went 3-for-3 in field goal kicks and nailed the lone extra point after missing two of them last week.

Isa Abdul-Quddus and Quandre Diggs led the Lions defense with five tackles each.Eye on the D

Detroit will face the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday afternoon in its annual Thanksgiving game at Ford Field.

Record: 3-7

4th Place in NFC North Division (4.5 games behind Minnesota)

Misery # to elimination from playoff contention: 4

Magic # to clinch a second straight playoff berth: 11

Magic # to clinch NFC North Division: 12

Next Game: 11/26/2015 vs Philadelphia Eagles 12:30 p.m. @ Ford Field

Stats: Matthew Stafford 22/35 282 YDs 6 carries 31 YDs 1 TD, Calvin Johnson 5 REC 88 YDs, Golden Tate 8 REC 73 YDs, Theo Riddick 5 REC 72 YDs, Isa Abdul-Quddus/Quandre Diggs 5 Tackles Each, Matt Prater 3/3 FG (29, 41, 51 YDs) 1/1 XP.

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