Week 8 of the NFL comes to a close Monday with the Las Vegas Raiders (3-4) facing the Detroit Lions (5-2) at Ford Field.
Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo, who missed the previous six quarters with a back injury, was cleared Saturday and will suit up for the prime-time tilt in what is a pivotal game for Las Vegas. A loss will likely eliminate any realistic postseason hopes, while a win would again move the Raiders to .500 with consecutive home games on deck.
Both teams are aiming to avoid a second straight loss after coming up short in their previous matchups.
Here are the top moments!
Las Vegas Raiders at Detroit Lions
Maxx Crosby does not need much time to blow up a play. Case, and point:
After Detroit notched a field goal, the Raiders came up with a momentum-turning strip in their own plus territory to send the Vegas crowd into a roar.
Not so fast
But a play later, Detroit got the ball right back, as Garoppolo’s throw to the end zone was picked off by Kerby Joseph.
The Lions hit three field goals to open the night, the third of which was set up by this 44-yard dart from Amon-Ra St. Brown.
The second quarter revealed a different version of the Raiders, as Crosby’s continued dominance helped their offense net its first touchdown of the night. It came on a three-yard run by Josh Jacobs.
Hear us roar
The Lions broke into the TD column with 27 seconds left in the first half, as Jared Goff found one of his favorite new targets over the middle to take a 16-7 lead.
A pair of legends
We’ll let you debate it, but in these guys’ minds, they are the best receivers of their respective generations.
Bring out the blue
Fresh. Impressive. Those are just a few of the applicable words that can be used to describe the Lions’ new-look helmets.
Aidan Hutchinson took it back to his childhood days as he donned this Sharkboy costume ahead of the game.
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