Raiders defense stops Lions, 31-24

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Story by Sam Tolosa
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OAKLAND — After a long road trip that took them from Minnesota to Houston with stops in Indianapolis, London and Green Bay in between, the Raiders are finally back at the Coliseum.

Derek Carr threw a 9-yard pass to rookie Hunter Renfrow with 2:04 remaining and Karl Joseph broke up a fourth down pass in the end zone with four seconds left to give the Raiders a 31-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

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The Raiders didn’t abandon the running game that has been their strength. Jalen Richard, who has taken a back seat to Josh Jacobs was a huge factor in the game-winning drive.

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Carr made some of his best throws late in the game.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 406 yards but the Raiders defense made critical plays with two takeaways.

Daryl Worley’s interception in the end zone changed the tone of the first half and held the Lions to one touchdown.

The Raiders needed one stop on 4th-and-goal at the end of the game and got it.

NEXT: The coaching staff prepare for the LA Chargers in Oakland on November 7