The Detroit Lions defeated the Las Vegas Raiders 27-17 in a Week 8 matchup at Allegiant Stadium. The Lions improved to 3-4 with the victory, while the Raiders fell to 2-5.

The Lions got off to a fast start, taking a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. Riley Patterson hit a 45-yard field goal, and D'Andre Swift added a 1-yard touchdown run.

The Raiders responded with a touchdown in the second quarter, but the Lions maintained their lead. Patterson hit a 31-yard field goal to give the Lions a 13-7 lead at halftime.

The Lions came out strong in the second half, scoring two touchdowns to take a 27-7 lead. Swift scored another 1-yard touchdown run, and Amon-Ra St. Brown caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff.

The Raiders scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late. The Lions held on for the victory.

Analysis:

The Lions were able to pull off the victory thanks to a strong performance from their running game. Swift rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns.

Goff also had a solid game, passing for 295 yards and a touchdown. The Lions' defense also played well, holding the Raiders to 325 total yards.

The Raiders were led by Derek Carr, who threw for 285 yards and a touchdown. However, he also threw two interceptions. The Raiders' running game was also ineffective, rushing for just 89 yards.

Conclusion:

The Lions' victory over the Raiders was a major statement. It showed that they are a team that is on the rise. The Raiders, on the other hand, will need to improve their running game and their defense if they want to turn their season around.

Post-match quotes:

Jared Goff (Detroit Lions quarterback):

"We played a great game today. Our running game was clicking, and our defense made some big stops when we needed them. We're a good team, and we're getting better every week."

Derek Carr (Las Vegas Raiders quarterback):

"We played a good game, but we made too many mistakes. We threw two interceptions, and we were unable to run the ball effectively. We need to learn from our mistakes and move on."

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