This time last year: 0-1
Time of game: 3 hours, 4 minutes
Stat worth noting II: Jerry Porter didn't make his first reception of the game until 13:00 minutes were left in the third quarter.
Turning point: Blown coverage late in the fourth quarter allowed Shaun McDonald to get free for a 32-yard touchdown pass that put the Lions ahead for good and broke the spirits of the Raider faithful.
""I actually came out of the backfield and I was running a crease right up the middle and no one was on me and I was just hoping Jon (Kitna) saw me and he saw me, and put up a great ball," McDonald said.
Play to remember: Linebacker Kirk Morrison's interception in the end zone in the first quarter stopped a Detroit drive that had begun at the 1 and was one of the few highlights the Raiders had all afternoon.
Play to forget: Any of Janikowski's misses would be a good call here but we'll lay this one on the secondary getting smoked for a 33-yard touchdown from Jon Kitna to Shaun McDonald late in the fourth quarter. Simply unforgivable.