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Lions 16, Raiders 10 at halftime

The Raiders defense held the Lions without a first down late in the first quarter and promptly embarked upon an 11-play, 60-yard drive that culminated with a Darren McFadden 1-yard touchdown run.
The drive was kept alive by a Lions penalty on a Sebastian Janikowski 55-yard field goal. Raiders coach Dennis Allen took the points off the board, accepted the penalty and gave struggling quarterback Matt Schaub more playing time.
Schaub and the Raiders offense made the most of the second chance. Schaub connected with running back Maurice Jones-Drew on a nifty screen late in the drive for a 22-yard gain deep into Lions territory.
McFadden followed the lead block of fullback Jamize Olawale for the Raiders touchdown, which cut the Lions lead to 13-7. The scoring plunge gave Raiders fans something to cheer about for one of the few times all night.
The most intriguing development in the first half came when Allen summoned rookie Derek Carr to run the first-team offense late in the second quarter.
Carr misfired on his first pass, with tight end Brian Leonhardt streaking free down the seam. However, he bounced right back and delivered a strike to wide reciever Jamaes Jones for 16 yards and a first down.
Four plays later, Carr lofted a pass for Jones on a fade route into the left corner of the end zone. Jones tipped the pass into the air, regained control and fell to the ground for what looked like a Raiders touchdown.
The officials ruled the play incomplete. Allen challenged the ruling, which the officials upheld after a review.
Either way, Carr looked at home with the first-team offense, and his play is certain to stoke the flames over whether Carr or Schaub is the better option as the starter.
What’s interesting is that Allen said last Saturday that he had on intention of using Carr with the first-team offense. So, what changed? Was it Schaub’s play tonight?
The Lions closed out the scoring with a 55-yard field goal. The alarming part of that is that the Lions moved the ball well enough with their second-team offense against the Raiders first-team defense to get in position to tack on three more points.

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  • RaiderRo

    Absolutely, let’s give Mark his due

  • Alex7

    Pryor looked like he belonged in Raider pre-season games too, doofus. He lit up Detroit 2 preseasons in a row.

    #hateoneverything??

  • RediaR

    Drops and sloppy pass protection were the problems with the offense, Not Schaub.

  • Raider O

    We all do crazy things. Look at you and MM. It happens. Btw, you have been hanging with MM a long longer than me with TP. What does that say about you?

  • Blackholepriest

    Schabby is a boring QB man, the game was an EMBARRASSMENT until they put that kid in. Did Schaub make one throw that impressed anybody?
    I’m sorry I want moxey and excitement. Over experience and Boredom.

  • Gdog

    I thought I saw glimpses of greatness. He burned his bridges here though by lying about his injury early and then having his agent throw the coaching staff under the bridge. I wish him well…

  • Al_is_theraiders

    C’mon think a little….roll out passes dumped off to rbs and tes….6 yard passes and run

  • Alex7

    Kyle Boller, Jamarcus, and Billy Joe Hobert says a strong arm is all you need in the NFL.

  • RaidO

    His arm is dead

  • Alex7

    lol, wait, we drafted him #5 overall?

  • RediaR

    But not because of Schaub…

  • Al_is_theraiders

    Cutler, Marino, elgay….sht ravens qb won a sb with arm

  • Alex7

    you want Pryor. we get it. Same message.

  • Return

    I still don’t know what TP’s got but I knew he would never be allowed to progress under DA and that DA is full of shytte.

  • Howard Benner

    Carroll isn’t the offensive coordinator or QB coach. . .& he’s doing it against the 3′s. . .just like last week against Denver. . .

    Still can’t get past the first read, if you noticed. . .

  • Gdog

    Sure! Well done Reggie. Now just make DA dump Schaub to the bench…

  • RaiderRo

    Go watch the film instead of manipulating stat lines.

  • dplunk

    You guys really trust Carr in the hands of DA?…more importantly I honestly don’t think DA wants the challenge

  • rudegruden

    Shouldn’t you be worrying about gabbert?

  • Blackholepriest

    What did I tell you guys, this coach didn’t want to coach him…….period

  • RaiderRo

    Get back to the Blue Oyster whiner boy.

  • Return

    Looked like he belonged in a few regular season games also. See SD game.

  • Al_is_theraiders

    DA needs to win doesn’t matter how.

  • Miamiraider78

    For the sake of not looking like total failures with anointing the starting QB before a preseason game, will DA and co stay with Schaub and not Carr? I know it’s pre-season but damn, if they switch starters again, that’s not going to bode well and the decision making goes out the window for this management and staff…if it hasn’t already.

    I need another 6 pk!

  • http://ggeden.blogspot.com/ GG

    Pryor is fool’s gold.

  • Blackholepriest

    I’ll take him over Schaub…..lol

  • Howard Benner

    Meanwhile, where it matters, the QB rating, it’s not even close. . .in Stafford’s favor. . .oh, ya might want to check the results as well. . .
    You’re going to compare a gunslinger with a rocket arm like Stafford to a dink & dunk (@ best) specialist like Schaub?!

    You are in dire need of perspective. . .

  • R.I.P. A.D.

    BoOOOM..lol

  • Al_is_theraiders

    We? You’re all alone fool.

  • Howard Benner

    Meanwhile, the Raiders defense again flops all over the ground like a dying fish aground. . .

  • HELLSBELLS

    New post

  • RaiderRo

    Don’t bother with him. If he was Mark, Schaub, Shreg, Donkey would get 5 year extensions after tonight’s performance.

  • Howard Benner

    A myopic QB with a false sense of self worth over a shell shocked guy. . .neither one is a great choice. . .I’ll pass on both. . .

  • Howard Benner

    LOL. . .indifference will be the rule. . .

    But he does provide some good takes. . .

  • Howard Benner

    Flippin great. . .Carr apparently injures ribs. . .

  • Howard Benner

    If Webster put all his weight into Carr that’s a penalty, right?

  • Howard Benner

    And the hit to Simonson, around the head. . .no penalty there?!