Wednesday, November 25, 2015

LIVE(ish) Play-By-Play from Week 11's Raiders vs. Lions Game

By: Jimbo X

10:27 a.m. -- Hello once again, Raider Nation. LIVE play-by-play coverage of today's Raiders vs. Lions game begins at 1 p.m. Be sure to refresh your browser, as updates will be coming your way during every commercial break.

12:39 p.m. -- Charles Woodson and D.J. Hayden are both probable for the game. Lee Smith is a game-time decision. For the Lions, Calvin Johnson and Joique Bell are both probable.

12:57 p.m. -- The 2-7 Lions are coming off a huge upset of the Packers. Meanwhile, the 4-5 Raiders are still licking their wounds from last week's 30-14 goring at the hands of the Vikings, who ran all over Oakland's secondary ... at one point, allowing A.P. to set the O.Co turf ablaze with an 80-yard TD.

1:01 p.m. -- We are coming to you LIVE from Ford Field in Detroit. It's a homecoming for Raiders' CB Charles Woodson, who won a Heisman back in the day for the Wolverines.

1:02 p.m. -- Detroit receives the ball first. They begin their first drive around their own 20.

1:03 p.m. -- A new set of downs for DET, but there is a flag. The Lions turn it down. A huge run puts DET at the 50 yard-line.

1:05 p.m. -- DET converts. Flags everywhere on an obvious offsides against the Lions. That makes it first and 15. And DET has enough for a new set of downs. They are at the Raiders' 40.

1:07 p.m. -- And the Lions march down to the OAK 10. About five yards on a first down DET run. 

1:09 p.m. -- Third down and two coming up. Abdullah makes it a first and goal situation.

1:10 p.m. -- Second and goal. Lions get dropped behind the line, and there is a holding penalty. That makes it second and goal at the OAK 10. 

1:12 p.m. -- The Lions drop a TD catch in the end zone, setting up third and goal. AND DET CANNOT FIND THE END ZONE. Some great red zone defense from the Raiders here. 

1:13 p.m. -- And Detroit strikes first with a field goal. 3-0, Lions.

1:17 p.m. -- Oakland begins at their own 20. The Raiders get about 15 on their first play. And Latavius follows that up with a six yard run.

1:19 p.m. -- Third and four coming up. And Taiwan Jones almost gets a first down on a weird busted play. Flags everywhere. Fourth and two, so Oakland has to punt it away. DET will take over around their own 20.

1:25 p.m. -- DET find themselves at midfield. And Calvin hauls it to the Raiders' 30. 

1:26 p.m. -- Stafford scrambles for five yards. And DET should have enough for a new set of downs.

1:28 p.m. -- DET already has 137 yards on the day. Second and nine situation. And holy shit, the name of the Lions' offensive coordinator is Jim Bob Cooter. I swear, I am NOT making that up.

1:29 p.m. -- Another dropped end zone TD for the Lions makes it 3 and 9. AND STAFFORD GETS SACKED!

1:30 p.m. -- Matt Prater lines up for the kick. 6-0, Detroit, with thirty seconds left in the first quarter.

1:33 p.m. -- The Raiders start at their own 15. Marcel Reece rips off a six-yard run, and that marks the end of the first quarter. And Latavius runs for the first. But he gets dropped for about a three yard loss on the next play.

1:39 p.m. -- Clive Walford picks up about 15 yards on a zip down the middle. Murray gets six yards on the follow-up run.

1:40 p.m. -- Third and four coming up. Flags are down. Delay of game call against the Raiders makes it a third and nine at midfield.


1:43 p.m. -- Marquette King punts it away, and the Lions will begin within their own 10.

1:44 p.m. -- I didn't even mention Aldon Smith getting banned a year, have I? By the way, Crabtree was DEFINITELY in bounds on that last play.

1:46 p.m. -- Third and one coming up. And Detroit cannot make it to the first down marker. Out comes the Lions' punting unit. 

1:47 p.m. -- OAK takes it to the 40, but there is a flag on the play. It's an illegal formation call on Detroit. 

1:50 p.m. -- Murray dropped behind the line on first down. Second and 11. And Crabtree rumbles to make it and third and three.

1:52 p.m. -- AND COOPER BOBBLES THE FIRST DOWN PICK-UP. Out comes King, again.

1:54 p.m. -- DET at their own 15. Second and nine. A Raiders blitz forces third and nine. It is close, but the Lions do not have enough to move the chains. Fourth and one, so DET punts it away. OAK begins at their own 25.

2:00 p.m. -- Crabtree gets about eight on a quick strike. And Murray finds a huge hole in the secondary and blazes out to midfield.

2:01 p.m. -- Murray gets about four on first down. Crabtree cannot reel it in, so it is third and six. 

2:02 p.m. -- And Walford pulls it in to finally put OAK in Lions' territory.

2:03 p.m. -- Murray gets dropped for what may be as much as five yards. We've got a third and 13 coming up. And Crabtree looks shaken up. And Cooper has a man in front of him. Fourth and 13.

2:05 p.m. -- And Detroit will take over around their own 15. 

2:06 p.m. -- Second and 10. And now, a third and one, with three seconds to go before the two minute warning.

2:10 p.m. -- And the Lions convert. 1:30 to go, and DET is at midfield.

2:11 p.m. -- Second and 10, with 1:06 to go in the half. Prater is whiffing a few practice kicks on the sideline.

2:12 p.m. -- And Stafford gets sacked to make it a third and 15. Megatron pushes DET well within field goal range with about thirty seconds left. And DET takes a timeout. 

2:14 p.m. -- Second and 14, with fifteen seconds to go. And an intentional grounding call on DET pushes them back even further.

2:15 p.m. -- Second and twenty. DET has one timeout left, and the ball is at the 35 yard line. 

2:16 p.m. -- Third and eighteen. Eleven seconds left. Stafford overthrows it. Fourth and 18 coming up, with five seconds left.

2:17 p.m. -- Prater going for a 51-yarder. And OAK takes a timeout. And Fat Prat is good. 9-0, Lions, with two seconds left in the half.

2:19 p.m. -- And that is it for the first half of play. Yardage count estimates after 30 minutes? Detroit, 218, Oakland, 91. 

2:34 p.m. -- Raiders get the ball first to begin the third. OAK will begin the next drive at their own 20.

2:35 p.m. -- And Seth Roberts hauls in a 40 yard BOMB from Derek Carr to put the Raiders in Lions territory. 

2:36 p.m. -- Second and eight. Murray goes nowhere. 

2:37 p.m. -- Third and eight. You got to be thinking pass here. And Carr chucks an INT. But a holding call against DET negates it. First and 10 for OAK at the DET 30. And Crabtree hauls it in to take the Raiders to the 15 yard line.

2:39 p.m. -- Second and ten. Cooper runs for about four. Third and six coming up.

2:40 p.m. -- AND CARR SCRAMBLES FOR A FIRST DOWN. That gives OAK a first and goal.

2:41 p.m. -- Third and goal coming up. Rodney Hudson looks shaken up.

2:44 p.m. -- TOUCHDOWN RAIDERS! Murray with a six yard dash into the end zone. And a Janikowksi kick makes it a 9-7 game. 

2:48 p.m. -- The Lions take over at their 20. Second and six. And Megatron can't haul in the first down catch. Third and six. AND STAFFORD IS GOBBLED UP FOR A LOSS. 

2:50 p.m. -- Alas, there is a holding call on OAK, which gives DET a new set of downs.

2:51 p.m. -- And the Raiders' D drops the back for a one yard loss. Third and five upon us. 

2:52 p.m. -- AND STAFFORD GETS SACKED AGAIN! Fourth and 14, and out comes the punting unit.

2:53 p.m. -- Looks like the Raiders will get the ball back around their own 40.

2:55 p.m. -- Crabtree picks up six yards on first down. And the Raiders are forced to call a timeout.

2:59 p.m. -- Third and two. And Crabtree has enough to move the chains.

3:00 p.m. -- Murray picks up three on first down. And it is a third and six situation.

3:01 p.m. -- And no dice on a throw to Marcel Reece. Here comes Sea-Bass. And with four minutes remaining in the third, Oakland takes a 10-9 lead. 

3:05 p.m. -- DET at their own 20. Second and four. And the Lions get dropped for a loss. Third and five. Stafford throws it to a vacant chunk of green at midfield, and out comes the Lions' punting unit.

3:08 p.m. -- And the Raiders take over around their own 25. 

3:10 p.m. -- A pass inteference call on Detroit puts Oakland at their own 40. And Rivera burns downfield into Detroit territory.

3:11 p.m. -- Second and 10. And Murray runs to make it a third and six. 

3:12 p.m. -- Flag down. Delay of game call against Oakland. That makes it third and 11.

3:13 p.m. -- And Crabtree cannot pull it in. Here comes Janikowski. That makes it 13-9, Raiders, with fifteen seconds left in the quarter. 

3:15 p.m. -- And Detroit takes over at their own 20. Golden Tate picks up a considerable chunk of yardage. And that takes us to the fourth.

3:19 p.m. -- Third and 10 coming up. And a fluke shuttle pass allots the Lions the first and pushes them into OAK territory.

3:21 p.m. -- Second and five. And Johnson gets enough for the first.

3:22 p.m. -- Second and two. And Stafford scrambles into the OAK red zone.

3:23 p.m. -- TOUCHDOWN LIONS. Stafford with a ten yard run to give Detroit the lead. And a Prater kick makes it 16-13.

3:27 p.m. -- Raiders at their own 20 to begin the drive. And Carr gets dropped behind the line.

3:28 p.m. -- And it is already third and 20. OAK pushed back to their own 10.

3:29 p.m. -- Flag is down, and so is Detroit defender Darius Slay. And the Raiders get hit with a pass interference call. 

3:31 p.m. -- And a booming punt from Marquette King pins Detroit back at their own 25, with about nine minutes left in the contest.

3:33 p.m. -- And Oakland almost picks off the ball on first down. Third and 10, and OAK is really putting pressure on Stafford. And Stafford cannot make it to the yellow line on a scramble. Here comes the Lions punting unit.

3:35 p.m. -- OAK will start at their own 20, but there is a flag down. It's an illegal block in the back, so that's going to put them around their own 10.
3:38 p.m. -- Derek Carr is incomplete on a rollout. A flag is down. It is holding against Oakland. Second and 14 coming up. 

3:40 p.m. -- Third and 14, with seven and a half minutes left. Another flag down. Holding on Oakland, and that gives Detroit a safety. Way to go, Donald Penn, you fat worthless sack of dog shit.

3:42 p.m. -- And the Lions get the ball back at their own 30. Second and seven. Looks like they are just shy of moving the sticks.

3:45 p.m. -- Nope, it is a first down. And the Raiders' D drops the back behind the line. Second and ten. And Detroit rumbles into Raiders territory.

3:47 p.m. -- Second and nine. And Detroit makes it to the OAK 30. 

3:49 p.m. -- Three minutes to go. And Detroit is well within field goal range.

3:50 p.m. -- Third down. The Raiders burn their final timeout. Detroit has all theirs.

3:51 p.m. -- Third and three. And Detroit converts. 

3:52 p.m. -- And we make it to the two minute warning, with the Lions leading 18-13.

3:53 p.m. -- Detroit gets a first and goal. At the Oakland one yard line.

3:55 p.m. -- Looks like the Lions are just going to run out the clock. And like that, the Raiders - for the second week in a row, plagued by a stagnant offense - drop to 4-6 on the season. 

3:57 p.m. -- Our final score in Detroit? Lions, 18, Raiders 13.

3:58 p.m. -- I hate football ... with a passion.


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