With the Detroit Lions set to take on the Oakland Raiders in week 11 of the 2015 NFL Season, here is all the important info you need for today’s game.
A team exceeding expectations and a team falling short of expectations meet in Detroit today as the Oakland Raiders visit the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
Even after beating the Green Bay Packers on the road for the first time since 1991, this has been a lost season for the Lions who now sit at 2-7. The defense has taken a major step back and the offense didn’t take the expected step forward. That put major changes into motion, starting with the firing of offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and continuing with front office executives Tom Lewand and Martin Mayhew.
More changes are on the way following the hiring of Rod Wood as the team’s new president as getting him in place has been billed as a precursor to ramping up the search for a new general manager.
What happens from here remains to be seen but the Lions are anything but a stable situation at the moment. That’s in stark contrast to the opponent who will be on the other side of the field today. There are uncertainties about what city the Raiders will call home in the coming years but their on-field product has stabilized after years of dysfunction and is trending in the right direction.
It looks like they hit home runs with high draft picks like Khalil Mack, Derek Carr and Amari Cooper in the last two drafts to headline their collection of young talent. The Raiders may be just 4-5 but they have played tough despite a difficult schedule.
Here is all the important info you need for today’s game.
Oakland Raiders at Detroit Lions – 1:00 PM ET
Ford Field – Detroit, MI
TV: CBS (Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein)
Radio: 97.1 FM in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Online Streaming: NFL Game pass
Favorite: Lions by 1
Game Time Weather: Indoors
DON’T MISS: Week 11 Power Rankings
Out: Gabe Wright (foot)
Questionable: Don Carey (back), Nevin Lawson (concussion)
Probable: Ezekiel Ansah (toe), Joique Bell (shoulder), Calvin Johnson (ankle), Jason Jones (not injury related), Sam Martin (back), Glover Quin (ankle)
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