In the first quarter of Detroit's 23-13 victory over Oakland on Sunday, two Raider turnovers and two penalties led directly to a Jason Hanson 54-yard field goal and an Olandis Gary two-yard touchdown plunge.
And just like that, the much maligned Lions were up 10-0, and never looked back.
Detroit was led by a sharp performance by quarterback Joey Harrington, who saw less drops from his receivers in completing 13-of-21 passes for 117 yards, a touchdown and one interception.
In last week's loss to Chicago, Detroit's receivers dropped 9 passes.
Harrington, who was assisted by a combined 99-rushing yards from Olandis Gary and Shawn Bryson, finished with a QB rating of 72.9
Full-back Cory Schlesinger led Detroit in receiving with 4 catches for 53 yards, including a 3rd quarter 33-yard touchdown reception that put Detroit up 17-3.
By contrast, Raiders' quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo, a third-year player and backup to starter Rich Gannon, left the game late in the 1st quarter with an injured knee. His replacement, 11-year veteran Rick Mirer, couldn't penetrate a hasty Lions' defense, tossing two interceptions on 15-of-28 passing for 125 yards.
Detroit's victory will likely alleviate pressure from both the ball club and front office management, which received significant pressure from critics after last week's 24-16 loss at Chicago.
The Lions will have the opportunity to make amends for that loss, as Detroit hosts the 3-5 Bears next week Sunday.