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Lions 23, Raiders 17 end of third quarter

The Lions increased their lead with another sustained drive by their second-team offense. The drive culminated with a 1-yard run on a play in which linebacker Khalil Mack got shoved inside and safety Jonathan Dowling sealed off on the perimeter.

It was one of those nights for Mack, who played hard, penetrated the pocket a few times and tried to make a positive impact. However, he failed to get in on any tackles and attracted one blocker most times.
Dowling also committed a holding penalty on the kickoff after the Lions scored their third touchdown. That’s not the kind of mistake that the coaches want to see from a rookie, especially on the heels of being steered away from the play on a touchdown run.
The Raiders got another look at rookie Derek Carr in the third quarter. This time, Carr’s first series of the second half ended without a first down.
In fairness to Carr, his third-down pass to second-year wide receiver Brice Butler got dropped on what should have been a chains-moving reception.
Carr came right back with his signature drive of the night. He completed all six of his passes on the series, with his final throw going to tight end Jake Murphy for a 3-yard touchdown.
Carr’s solid play is certain to call into question whether he or veteran Matt Schaub is the best option to start. The Raiders went through this last season, with Allen ultimately going with Terrelle Pryor over Matt Flynn.
Schaub has looked better than Flynn, and Carr has played well so far tonight. It says here, it’s too early to get worked up over the situation.
But it bears keeping an eye on in the final two exhibition games.

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  • JB

    McGloin has a lot of Gannon in him. He just moves like Gannon & improvises on the fly like Gannon did. He’s got real heart & a ton of confidence.

  • r8ter4evr

    With our Ones???

  • hysteric

    Holmes only finds his hands when it’s a jump ball.

  • kenchun24

    Yup…that pump fake look off back to Murphy who got smacked was classic Gannon. Best 3rd QB in the league IMO.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Last year. No I didn’t know that. Because it’s BS!

  • Alex7

    yikes Gdog! you’re usually somewhat of a realist. Our backups are a rookie and a guy who went 1-5 as an undrafted free agent.

    Not sure too many teams whose depth is worse. Too many veteran backups with some decent NFL experience.

  • Howard Benner

    Have you ever incurred a rib injury? Effects everything you do; breathing. . .sleeping. . .moving. . .it could be a six week thing. . .then he has to get reaclimated to the game. . .most of his rookie year will be spent on the bench. . .due to injury. . .

  • hysteric

    All that game time and Dowling still couldn’t find a tackle at safety.

  • Umrao32

    Love McNasty. Kid’s got a HUGE CHIP on his shoulders.

  • Blackholepriest

    That’s true with any QB.

  • hysteric

    I like his decisiveness.

  • kenchun24

    If Schuab can shake the cobwebs (the whole starting units actually) He, Carr and McNugget are solid, with potential.

  • Alex7

    QBs have played with messed up ribs before. Thick flack jackets.Yeah, it’s tough, but it’s better than the parts papertiger mentioned.

  • Alex7

    as is looking good vs 3rd string defenses.

  • Gdog

    I just read an article saying the Raiders had the 12th best backup QB in Carr… McGloin can make plays too. How many teams can go to their third string QB? Gawd dude…

  • Howard Benner

    Or a knee or foot. . .but he has to heal up. . .displayed he can play. . .so there’s that. . .nice to see a QB with the arm to make all the throws. . .makes the defenses job more difficult. . .

  • RaiderRo

    Oh snap!

  • Alex7

    an article that ranks a rookie with zero NFL live snaps in the upper 3rd…I mean, at least let’s agree it’s speculation and not based on production.

  • Howard Benner

    Better than a season ago. . .Flynn, who I never wanted. . .who might become the third stringer or get cut. . .& Pryor, who can’t manage more than one read. . .

  • Alex7

    based on draft position, wouldn’t you have to rank 3 rookie QBs ahead of Schaub if you’re being objective? So only 8 NFL non-rookie backups better than a huge question mark? I dunno.

  • kenchun24

    Yup yup..too be fair…it was a shot he took, all the 280 plus DE weight to that crappy filed so…could have been worse.

  • Howard Benner

    Yes, but now Carr’s progression is interrupted. . .now it’s between a shell shocked QB with a pimp noodle for an arm & a second year player with moxie but arm strength limitations. . .

    Easier for defenses to crowd the LOS with no apparent deep threat. . .Carr is made for a run first, play action throw deep oriented offense. . .

    My thinking is Schaub is merely renting the #1 QB job; Carr will get on the field sometime his rookie season. . .& then Schaub is toast. . .

  • Alex7

    lol, but he was beat out by Pryor twice. And Pryor is now a 3rd string QB.

  • Alex7

    and one-fourth the talent.

  • Howard Benner

    Not experienced enough to make that claim. . .

  • Howard Benner

    Surely so. . .but just as he is gaining momentum. . .ah. . .the fate of the star struck Raiders. . .

  • mcfadden20.

    Little does know how to get open, only if he can miracally start catching

  • mcfadden20.

    He almost had pick 6 though right?

  • mcfadden20.

    Raiders need a new stadium, hate seeing our players going into the locker room with the other team

  • pcraider

    This team is a well oiled machine stuck in reverse

  • pcraider

    It’s a shame. I understand pre season but…….
    This season is gonna be best put to one song….
    Turn out the lights ….the party’s over.

  • pcraider

    TP
    For my bunghole!

  • wildsach

    Look at the numbers he put up vs the numbers our lethargic D gave up last yr. Tells the story.