Detroit Lions: 5 Most Impressive Players From Preseason Game vs. Oakland Raiders

Detroit Lions: 5 Most Impressive Players From Preseason Game vs. Oakland Raiders

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Despite losing 27-26 in the final seconds to the Oakland Raiders, the Detroit Lions had several players who turned in impressive performances. There was a lot to like, and these five players were the beneficiaries of a solid outing.

5. DE Larry Webster

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5. DE Larry Webster

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Larry Webster was a force off the edge against a solid Oakland offensive line. The rookie did not record a tackle in the game, but on one play, his hit on Oakland's Derek Carr gave Carr bruised ribs, and the QB had to leave the game due to a concussion.

4. QB Dan Orlovsky

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4. QB Dan Orlovsky

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Dan Orlovsky made up for his poor performance last week by having a solid outing against Oakland. The backup QB completed eight of 12 passes for 153 yards, and looked more comfortable in the pocket compared to last week.

3. SS James Ihedigbo

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3. SS James Ihedigbo

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Safety James Ihedigbo made his presence felt in the first series of the game as he intercepted Matt Schaub off a deflected pass. Ihedigbo also led the Lions with five tackles, four of which were unassisted.

2. RB George Winn

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2. RB George Winn

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George Winn only rushed for nine yards on eight carries, but the former Cincinnati Bearcat scored Detroit's only rushing touchdown of the game on a one-yard plunge. Winn also was a factor on special teams as he was constantly around the ball.

1. QB Matthew Stafford

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1. QB Matthew Stafford

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Matthew Stafford was spot on in limited duty, going 9-of-10 for 88 yards with two first-quarter touchdown passes. Stafford finished with a 142.9 quarterback rating despite being without Calvin Johnson, who sat this game out in an effort to keep him healthy for the regular season.

Brian Kalchik is a Detroit Lions writer for RantSports.com. He also adds to the site’s NBANCAA Football, Fantasy and NFL content. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google+.


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