Raiders vs Lions Week 8 | 2023 Season Highlights

In a back to back loss, the Raiders vs Lions Week 8 ended in a 26-14 win for The Motor City as Lions rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs recorded his first ever 150+ rushing yard game. As of now, the Lions looks like the favorites to come out at the top in the NFC North.

After three consecutive field goals by Detroit Lions kicker Riley Patterson, the Silver and Black were up on the board as Josh Jacobs led his team to a 3-yard touchdown toward the end of the 2nd quarter. Lions receiver Sam LaPorta caught quarterback Jared Goff’s lone passing touchdown less than a minute prior to halftime on an 18-yarder to extend the lead to 7-16.

The Las Vegas Raiders defense came out of the half guns blazing, as cornerback Marcus Peters picked off Goff in the 3rd quarter for a whopping 75-yard touchdown. It seemed as if the momentum of the game would shift here, but the Lions were able to finish the quarter with another touchdown with Gibbs dominating the ground.

Raiders vs Lions Week 8 | 2023 Season Highlights

Raiders vs Lions Week 8
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The Raiders were unable to convert for the entire fourth quarter and gave up another field goal to Patterson. Gibbs finished the game with 152 rushing yards on 26 carries, both career highs. Raiders running back Josh Jacobs recorded 61 rushing yards on 15 carries as well as 27 yards receiving on two catches. It was great to see Jimmy Garoppolo back on the field but he only completed 10 of his 21 passing attempts, tallying a subpar 126 yard through the air and one interception.

“This was definitely a bad day,” said Garoppolo. “I just have to be smart with the ball.”

Jacobs’ 27 receiving yards was unfortunately the team’s most, as Austin Hooper, Hunter Renfrow, Jakobi Meyers, and Michael Mayer all had only 19 yards. It’s never a good sign when Davante Adams only catches one ball the entire game. On the other end, Lions receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown had 108 receiving yards on 6 receptions.

Putting this game on the back burner, the Raiders will look forward to their Week 9 matchup against the New York Giants on Sunday, November 5 at Allegiant Stadium.

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