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ReFocused, NFL Preseason Week 1: Oakland Raiders 16, Detroit Lions 10

Aug 10, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Cassel (8) is sacked by Oakland Raiders nose tackle P.J.
Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports The Oakland Raiders defeated the Detroit Lions on Friday night, 16-10 continuing the first full week of preseason action in the NFL.
PFF’s ReFocused series this season features immediate takeaways and a key to the victory from two Senior Analysts who graded the performance, watching every player, on every play of the game.
Oakland Raiders 16, Detroit Lions 10 Analyst Takeaways Rookie running back Kerryon Johnson showed off some of his skills that have made him a Lions’ camp favorite.
Rookie defensive end Da’Shawn Hand impressed in his debut, noticeably holding up double teams at the point of attack in the running game, freeing up linebackers to make a play.
With Derek Carr and most of the first string offensive unit playing only one drive, much of the load fell on third-year quarterback Connor Cook.
Rookie left tackle Kolton Miller struggled somewhat in his debut.
He was beaten a couple times in the run game, including being responsible for the hold which brought back Marshawn Lynch’s 60-yard touchdown run.
Hall and Maurice Hurst have been the talk of Raiders camp and both showed why on Friday night.
Oakland: With Cook playing most of the game, he was the key player in the win.

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Aug 10, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Cassel (8) is sacked by Oakland Raiders nose tackle P.J. Hall (92) during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders defeated the Detroit Lions on Friday night, 16-10 continuing the first full week of preseason action in the NFL.

PFF’s ReFocused series this season features immediate takeaways and a key to the victory from two Senior Analysts who graded the performance, watching every player, on every play of the game. For more data and analysis from the game, utilize our Premium Stats 2.0 dashboard to expand your knowledge on the key players, signature stats and much more.

FINAL SCORE

Oakland Raiders 16, Detroit Lions 10

Analyst Takeaways

Rookie running back Kerryon Johnson showed off some of his skills that have made him a Lions’ camp favorite. Johnson showed long speed and an ability to be used in the passing game as he forced a missed tackle on a screen.

It wasn’t a stellar performance by the Lions defense on head coach Matt Patricia’s debut. They had a tough time stopping the run and keeping contain on the edges as the game progressed and the Raiders finished with 147 yards on 31 carries….

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