The Oakland Raiders haven't been able to stop the Detroit Lions. But the Lions haven't really been able to stop the Raiders either. The result has been points, points, points.
After the Raiders went up 14-7, back came the Lions. Matthew Stafford connected with Calvin Johnson for 17 and six yards, then found Nate Burleson running a post pattern for 39 yards. Burleson then slipped through bad Raiders tackles to find the end zone and tie things up.
But a minute was more than enough to get Oakland into field goal range. Carson Palmer connected with Michael Bush for 13 and ten yards and found T.J. Houshmandzaedh for six and 16 yards. That set up a pretty automatic 46 yard field goal for Sebastian Janikowski to give the Raiders the lead going into halftime.
Both the Raiders and the Lions have combined to put up 477 yards of total offense in the first half, averaging over seven yards per offensive play. Palmer has completed an incredible 81% of his passes for 202 yards and a touchdown, Stafford has been pretty good himself, completing 60% of his passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Both teams really haven't tried to run the ball much; the Lions have been ineffective, the Raiders have been pretty solid (70 rushing yards on 11 carries).
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