The Detroit Lions will take on the Oakland Raiders in their next preseason match, and both teams are still looking to figure out their quarterback situations.
The Oakland Raiders received virtually no reassurance from their quarterbacks in their preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings when they lost 10-6.
Matt Schaub threw for just 21 yards on 3-for-7 passing, and Derek Carr has already proven he is not ready to be a starter. The second-round rookie threw for 74 yards but also threw an interception.
Matt McGloin outplayed both of them and rushed for a 10-yard touchdown. There are still some positive takeaways for the Raiders though.
Their running game looked promising as Darren McFadden rushed for 23 yards on his only carry, and Maurice Jones-Drew added another 10 on just two carries plus 14 receiving yards.
In the receiving corps, Brice Butler may be a player to watch down the road since he led the Raiders with 44 receiving yards.
For the Lions, Kellen Moore will look to prove that he is ultimately the right man for the No. 2 quarterback job after outplaying Dan Orlovsky against the Cleveland Browns.
Orlovsky may be the odd man out in Detroit if he does not bounce back and Moore continues to improve.
On defense, defensive tackle Nick Fairley has been demoted to second team for his weight gain and perceived lack of work ethic. The former Auburn Tiger will not have a starting job if he keeps up his underachieving.
Kicker Nate Freese established himself as the frontrunner for the starting job by nailing two field goals in the Lions’ victory.