- After eight games, the Lions are just one game behind the Eagles’ 7-1 record
- Detroit has a stunning 14-4 record in its last 18 games dating back to last season
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The Lions improved to 6-2 on Monday night when they defeated the Raiders, with Jared Goff leading Detroit to a 26-14 home win.
The Lions took a 9-0 lead in the first half on three field goals by Riley Patterson and never trailed as their defense shut down the Raiders and sacked Las Vegas quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo six times.
The Raiders’ only offensive touchdown was a three-yard run by Josh Jacobs in the second quarter before Marcus Peters returned an interception for a 75-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Detroit quarterback Jared Goff passed for 272 yards and a touchdown, while running back Jahmyr Gibbs added 152 yards on the ground (plus a score).
Wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown had six catches for 108 yards – his fifth 100-yard game of the season.
Jared Goff threw for 272 yards and a touchdown as the Lions took care of business at home
Amon-Ra St. Brown had six catches for 108 yards – his fifth 100-yard game of the season
Goff was intercepted by Marcus Peters for a 75-yard pick-six in the third quarter of the game
Detroit is now just one game behind the Eagles’ NFL-best record (7-1), while they are also tied with the Dolphins, Chiefs, Ravens and Jaguars.
Since last season, they have won a whopping 14 of their last 18 games.
And after sneaking into the playoffs last season, the postseason appears to be in the cards again as they hold a two-game lead in the NFC North.
The Raiders, meanwhile, fell to 3-5 as star receiver Davante Adams was frustrated with just one catch for 11 yards.
He was seen banging his helmet on the sideline toward the end of the fourth quarter.
The Raiders face the Giants on Sunday while the Lions head for a bye.