Leaping Lions Laugh Past Raiders 🦁

10/31/2023 Leaping Lions Laugh Past Raiders 🦁

By: Jeff Yoder

RB Jahmyr Gibbs Has Breakout Game as Lions Send Dejected Raiders Into Trade Deadline Spiral (26-14)

Don’t let the scoreboard fool you. The Lions gave up a pick-six and multiple missed opportunities in the red zone during last night’s 26-14 win over the Raiders. This game could’ve easily been 40-7 if it weren’t for a few unfortunate moments. Detroit’s rookie RB Jahmyr Gibbs (189 total yards, 1 TD) had a breakout performance and reached the end zone for the first time (and then jumped into the stands). And while the Lions bounced back from a brutal loss last week, the Raiders are the talk of the impending NFL trade deadline. The Las Vegas offense was abysmal, and WR Davante Adams had just one catch for 11 yards despite seven targets. At the end of the game, QB Jimmy Garoppolo missed him on a wide-open go-route. Adams went viral after slamming his helmet and uttering some choice words.

 

Fun Fact: The Lions out-gained the Raiders on Monday Night by 330 yards (486 to 156). How this was only a two-score game is beyond me. Vegas looks dejected.

 

The Lions are now 6-2, and the Raiders are 3-5 with many GMs across the league ready to make some calls at the trade deadline (today, 4:00 pm ET). Could Davante Adams really be traded?

 

QB Comparison

J. Goff (DET): 26/37, 272 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

J. Garoppolo (LVR): 10/21, 126 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT

 

Top Performers

RB J. Gibbs (DET): 31 touches, 189 yards, 1 TD

RB J. Jacobs (LVR): 17 touches, 88 yards, 1 TD

WR A. St. Brown (DET): 6 receptions, 108 yards

LB A. Anzalone (DET): 7 tackles, 2 sacks

 

Watch: Lions Push Raiders to Breaking Point in TNF Win (26-14)

 

Read More

ESPN: Jahmyr Gibbs Breakout Performance Leads Lions Past Raiders

USA Today: ‘Never Saw the Stop Sign’: D-Backs Rue Momentum-Killing Game 3 Gaffe