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Raiders offense hits season lows against Lions lackluster defense

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Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Most predictions had the Raiders offense shaking off a down week against the Vikings in week 10 to return to form against the Lions and their weak defense. Not only did that not happen, the Raiders offense took another big step back.

There was no semblance of the aggressive, high-flying offense that had put up but numbers in the three weeks following their bye week. In those three games, the Raiders put up 37, 34, and 35 points and looked nearly unstoppable.

Last week the Vikings stopped them for the most part. But the Vikings have one of the better defenses in the league. The Lions do not.

The Lions defense coming in was ranked 25th in the NFL, 28th against the rush, and 23rd against the pass.

The result was a season low 169 yards passing and 50 yards rushing, for a total of 219 yards for the Raiders offense - all season lows.

Derek Carr completed just 13 of 25 passes (52%). It was the fewest completions, fewest passing yards, and worst completion percentage for Carr in any game this season (outside of the opener when he left in the first half with an injury).

Latavius Murray ran for 28 yards on 13 carries (2.2 yards per carry). It was his lowest rushing total and worst yards per carry of the season.

Their 13 points scored was tied for their second worst of the season. Only their game against the Broncos top ranked defense did they score fewer points (10).

After this one the Raiders need to take a long, hard look at themselves to see if they can bounce back again. For now the luster has worn off the Raiders offense which was among the most fearsome in the league just a couple weeks ago.