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Raiders 27, Lions 26

The Raiders turned a lopsided affair into a nice little comeback, with a rally by their second- and third-team offense against the Detroit Lions backups. It all added up to a 27-26, come-from-behind victory that third-string quarterback Matt McGloin capped with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Brice Butler.
Derek Carr got the Raiders within 23-17 in the third quarter. A TJ Carrie 50-yard punt return set up a Raiders drive that ended with a Sebastian Janikowski 36-yard field goal.
The Lions answered with a field goal of their own. Rather than give McGloin — last year’s primary backup and part-time starter — or Trent Edwards some snaps, coach Dennis Allen left Carr in the game with the Raiders down 26-20.
The move backfired when Carr got tackled and landed upon by Lions defensive end Larry Webster as Carr rolled right. Carr stayed down for a bit, then got to his feet and pointed to his midsection.
McGloin replaced Carr at that point, with Carr being taken into the locker room. Colleague Jimmy Durkin pointed out that Carr played all of the 2012 season at Fresno State with a sports hernia injury.
Either way, it’s pause for concern.
Sports Illustrated’s Austin Murphy was in the bowels of the stadium when Carr departed. He Tweeted that Carr said to team doctors: “I just heard a crucnch. I don’t know if my rib’s broken. But it hurts.”
Allen might provide an update after the game, though it’s more likely that the extent of Carr’s injury won’t be known until much later, given Carr needs to undergo X-rays.
The prospect of losing Carr to a rib injury puts a damper on an already mixed-bag night. But at least the Raiders can take solace in walking off the field with the taste of victory, regardless the cost or how much of it owed to the Lions starters taking three fourths of the night off.

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  • marks hair

    who’s more important franchise quarterback or a right tackle

  • Alex7

    lol, true true. Don’t throw logic around in here. It hurts people.

  • Alex7

    whoa, we have a franchise QB!!

    Funny how 32 teams passed on a certified franchise QB!

  • marks hair

    I didn’t say any of that.. keep trying you’ll learn to read someday

  • The Machine

    This is what it looks like when a harpie jumps the shark. Take a good look, learn from this, don’t let this be you

  • Alex7

    logic and quotes are different things. Over-rated you, sorry.

  • marks hair

    you can’t judge one’s logic if you can understand what they’re saying in the first place. I’m throwing Watson or Barnes over there to protect your green quarterback’s blind side is beyond your thinking I guess

  • Alex7

    forgot to add, Carr has already become a franchise QB.

    Amazing that 32 teams would pass on a guy who would just 2 preseason games later be named a franchise QB.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    caller just said that Schaub, when he was successful in Texas, was mobile enough to slide, roll out and hit guys who ran good routes. Says he doesn’t think Schaub can stand in the pocket with this team when the receivers we have can’t create any separation on their routes. He can hit guys who can, but we don’t have guys who can.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    When your in a poker game and can’t identify the patsy, guess what?

  • Gdog

    It DID kind of seem weird but I liked it because I wanted to keep watching him play. I, however, am a fan. Not a coach. If Manziel got killed in the fourth quarter the fans would want the coaches head on a pike…

  • marks hair

    He’s ours.. he better be with all the talent that was still left on the board at that point

  • Alex7

    you can judge one’s logic without having to explicitly quote them when you explain their logic.

    You’re funny.

  • Howard Benner

    He was under duress all night long. . .didn’t have time to escape survival mode. . .

    But realize this; the opposition’s #1 defense blitzed the Raiders both games. . .the Raiders didn’t gameplanplan for this contingency as most NFL teams don’t gameplan for the first two pre season games. . .

    The Raiders will certainly gameplan for Green Bay next week. . .usually this is the first week of actual preparation for a particular opponent. . .don’t be surprised if the Raiders don’t accentuate somewhat on the Jets as well. . .

  • Alex7

    absolutely. Throw in starters into the 4th quarter preseason game 2 and see what happens to their ego.

    “You’re not worthy of being protected, but this rookie kid is. Now go play hard for me always!”

  • Gdog

    Alex found a sock puppet??

  • marks hair

    Alex the 49er fan always coming around when we are down.

  • DJ Johnny

    I was on the road and missed the entire game. My take from reading the posts from you guys and the analysis from Cork and Jerry is:

    -We should be concerned about Schaub…NO POINTS in two consecutive 1st quarters makes ME concerned and I have been a Schaub guy…plus what it sounds like shaky play.

    -Our 1st team defense is a big concern…can’t stop jack squat, and we have a defensive minded HC and D was a big focus of the off season.

    -Carr looked decent but the concussion may keep him out vs Green Bay?

    -Mack so far is making ZERO impact…

  • Alex7

    I guess that makes every rookie QB a franchise QB to that team that should be protected by starters in the 4th quarter of preseason games. Just bizarre.

  • Howard Benner

    What do you do in third & long or after a holding penalty on first down? That wouldn’t work then. . .defenses will crowd the box, press the LOS; they will counter the Raiders strength & make them play to their weaknesses. . .especially if Schaub lacks the arm for all throws & lacks the athleticism to evade the rush. . .

    They won’t play you honest if they don’t fear the pass. . .

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Wasn’t getting a lot of pocket to stand in and took some hits anyway trying to make the hot read/quick play. O line isn’t quite cohesive yet. And that wasn’t a bad D line. i hope the O linedoes gel(jell).

  • BOKNOWS

    Good summation….

  • Gdog

    My biggest worry… our secondary could be scary bad. Its a passing league. We are in a conference with good QBs. I think our QBs might be fine actually.

  • rudegruden

    Weird how that works

  • marks hair

    Barnes is the backup left tackle.. slap yourself whiner fan

  • marks hair

    Smh.. Barnes is the backup Lt

    Shut up.. cornell will not make the roster

  • 0ak R8rs

    New post stragglers.

  • Alex7

    you’re close. Schaub hasn’t been impressive, though he moved the team down the field in the first drive before a ball went through his target’s hands for the INT, otherwise we have points.

    Mack had a sack, though it came against backups. You’d expect him to take a little time to adjust to this level, but everyone agrees he has it – physicality, smarts, and desire.

    Week 3 is always the big one.

  • rudegruden

    Mcgloin doesn’t mind the ol. Sacks were due to pryor

  • Alex7

    sorry bud, we’ve been down for 12 years. What do you want me to do?

  • Alex7

    besides Andre, our #2 to #4 WRs are quite a bit better than what he had in Houston.

  • Alex7

    and? He got his reps, like every other backup, and was out in the 4th.

    You want Carr to be protected differently than every other young QB with promise. Again, bizarre.

  • Alex7

    good point. You’re looking at three 1st rounders on the Lions D-Line.

  • Alex7

    when have we not been down, exactly?

  • Alex7

    FWIW, we have had that feeling for like…5 years in a row now, ever since Nnamdi left.

  • Return

    Or the Rams? Or Houston? He’ going to killed.

    But the argument is moot. Just like when we had the Flynn/Pryor/McGloin circus and I said all would get to play because we will need every qb we can get. They were going to go down trough attrition.

    Same this year. All you McGloin fans, you will get to see him this season. Everybody better hope Edwards is healthy and ready to go.

  • The Machine

    See, this is how it works. mark’s hair is about as smart as ……….well, mark’s hair, his actual fcking hair. So anyway, this bowl cut guy talks about the Raiders kinda like you would expect a 49er fan speak about the Raiders, hate just ozzes from every fiber, and you get called a 49er fan for being supportive of the Team, defending the team. This is bizzaro world.

  • DJ Johnny

    With Schaub, I just don’t see him not looking good and then all of a sudden turning it on the 1st game at New York…that goes for the whole 1st team offense.

    Like I said, I missed the game but when I saw we got blanked again in the 1st quarter…it’s not a good sign.

  • DJ Johnny

    Yeah…just looking at the stats,,and the fact the opposing QB’s are scoring on our 1st team D with virtually no resistance….I’m concerned..

    The replay is coming up so i’m gonna stay up and watch it…at least most of it.

  • Howard Benner

    Why do some bloggers on this site question the loyalties of bloggers merely because they disagree?

    To me that is the ultimate in shallow reasoning. . .or lack of reasoning @ all. . .

    We should respect the right of opinions & the right to disagree. . .we are, after all, Raider fans. . .

    Oh, BTW, before you go all ballistic on me, my avatar is a collection of Raider helmets. . .authentic helmets. . .CWood, Warren Sapp, Marcus Allen & Mike Haynes. . .. . .& I live in the Seattle area, bearing up fine under the onslaught of Seaslug fans. . .wearing Raider attire @ least three days a week to work. . .& upon my daily hike. . .& around the greater Seattle area. . .

    I suppose you live in the East Bay. . kinda easy to blend in with the “homies;” try expressing your right to individualism when you reside in enemy territory. . .I have attended 16 Raider/Seaslug games in Seattle, in each & every venue. . .I have ventured to Oakland & Los Angeles to see the two teams do battle. . .always with my game attire proudly displayed. . .I have been to San Diego, Denver & KC for Raider games. . .I have ventured into the teeth of the enemie’s mouth. . .into their lair. . .& lived to tell the tales. . .

    Have you?

  • DJ Johnny

    So what’s the feeling on Carr w this concussion? I’d like to see him in action up at GBay.

  • DKnight007

    Also playing man zone works in some instances

  • Return

    I’m telling you. I know it might look fantastic and give everybody a buzz when these two qb’s start channeling their gunslinger but they are going to get eaten alive. The NFC West entire defense will make all their incentive money off of Raider gunslingers. DC’s and DB’s are preying (yep) either Carr or McGloin start and with them gunslinging it will be like the DB’s have won the lottery.

  • Howard Benner

    Read the MMQB Raider article in SI; they address Watson’s athleticism & lack of experience & technique. . .here’s the accompanying quote. . .That’s where Menelik Watson could come in. The 2013 second-round pick
    has a long ways to go with his technique, but the athleticism is there.
    He’s a very good on-the-move run-blocker, which could prove valuable in
    some of the six-man fronts.

    I don’t think one would want to entrust the blind side to an unproven commodity until he is ready for prime time play. . .which might be as far off as one season. . .

    Again, don’t ridicule others to cover your lack of insight. . .or foresight. . .

  • DKnight007

    If we played our 1st teamers vs Lions vs 1st teamers the whole game….it could have been ugly….Ooofff

  • Howard Benner

    That would be yourself. . .time to leave (or die. . .). . .

  • RaiderReloader

    ya, I know its early but man.. not getting a warm fuzzy feeling here.

    You cant have any weakness at D really in NFL these days, teams are really good at exploiting weak spots