Oakland is looking for their first win of the preseason after dropping their first two games. They will also be looking for a better performance from Carson Palmer who has struggled during the preseason. Palmer has a 38.2 passer rating in two games while completing 16-of-30 passes for 140 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.
Part of Palmer's struggles could be attributed to the fact he's missing two of his top receivers. Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford remain out with injuries and are not expected to play in Saturday's game. Oakland will also be without linebacker Aaron Curry who remains out with knee issues.
The Raiders defense will get a good test from the Lions who had one of the NFL's best offenses in 2011. Calvin Johnson appeared to be in midseason form in Detroit's second preseason game, catching five passes for 111 yards and a touchdown. He will provide a difficult test for the Oakland secondary.
Game Date/Time: Saturday, August 25; 7:00pm ET
Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.
TV Schedule: NFL Network