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Lions Pounded By Raiders 31-20

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Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Tyvon Branch #33 and Ron Bartell #21 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of an NFL pre-season football game at O.co Coliseum on August 25, 2012 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Tyvon Branch #33 and Ron Bartell #21 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of an NFL pre-season football game at O.co Coliseum on August 25, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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OAKLAND, Calif. (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Lions lose to the Oakland Raiders 31-20 on Saturday night during preseason play in Oakland.

“We don’t consider it a dress rehersal,” said Lions head coach Jim Schwartz. “We missed a couple plays in the first half … that we missed and they didn’t. Second half we played poorly.”

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – Matthew Stafford threw for 68 yards until leaving with an injury to his non-throwing hand.

Defensive end Dave Tollefson drove Stafford to the ground after an incomplete pass in the second quarter. Team trainers wrapped Stafford’s left hand in heavy bandages and a brace on the sideline. Shaun Hill took over on Detroit’s next possession.

Oakland sidelined several more Detroit players.

Cornerback Bill Bentley departed with a shoulder injury and Chris Houston with a left ankle injury for the Lions (tied for No. 11 in the AP Pro32). Running back Kevin Smith also left with a right ankle injury and trainers wrapped bandages around Mikel Leshoure’s midsection after his final run.

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