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    March 14, 2024 5:38 AM EDT

    Week 8 of the 2023 season features a full slate of 16 games, the last of which will see the play host to the on "Monday Night Football."Detroit suffered a dispiriting lo s last week, having been thoroughly dismantled by the . Las Vegas, meanwhile, lost to a team starting an undrafted Division II rookie at quarterback. A week later, each of these teams is looking to get back in the win column.The Lions remain strongly positioned in the NFC North, especially after the defeated the on Sunday but lost in the proce s. The Raiders, meanwhile, are trying to avoid falling into the basement of the AFC West.So, will the Lions bounce back, or will the Raiders pull off the upset? We'll find out soon enough. Before we break down the matchup, here's a look at how you can watch the game. Date:Monday, Oct. 30|Time:8:15 p.m. ETLocation:Ford Field (Detroit)TV:ABC/ESPN|Stream:Follow:Odds: Lions -7.5, O/U 46.5 ()This Las Vegas offense has largely struggled this season, no matter whether it has Justin Herron Jersey had under center or not. Vegas checks in 27th in total yards and 30th in points. The Raiders have yet to score more than 21 in a game, and they have gained more than 300 yards just twice. That is brutal, ugly stuff.Meanwhile, up until getting absolutely roasted by the Ravens a week ago, the Lions had been quite good defensively. They allowed just one of their first six opponents to top 24 points, and held two of them to single-digits. Only the generated more than 350 yards of offense, and that game went to overtime. Of course, Baltimore just lit them up for 503 yards and put 38 on the scoreboard, so the potential is there for a good offense to do some damage. Alas, the Raiders do not have a good offense. They do almost nothing well. looks nothing like the All-Pro player he was last season. In fact, he looks worse than he did during his first three years in the . Jacobs is averaging a career-worst (by a mile) 2.9 yards per carry just a year after posting a career-best 4.9 per-carry mark.But the pa sing game has perhaps been even more disappointing, with the combination of Garoppolo, , and posting just 6.7 yards per attempt and an 8-to-12 touchdown-to-interception ratio while and completed just 13 Bruce Armstrong Jersey (THIRTEEN!) pa ses of 20 yards or more. Not 20 air yards. 20 yards gained.Las Vegas has been able to neutralize pre sure by having the QBs get the ball out incredibly quickly, but it hasn't much mattered. This has been an inert, inept offense. And it's going up against a unit that's had a lot of succe s this year. Pick Six Newsletter Crafted By The Best NFL Experts Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings. I agree to receive the "Pick Six Newsletter" and marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers), and other information from CBS Sports and the Paramount family of companies. By pre sing sign up, I confirm that I have read and agree to the and acknowledge Paramount's . Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe. Thanks for signing up! Keep an eye on your inbox. Sorry! There was an error proce sing your subscription. is a different New England Patriots Jersey quarterback when playing at home in the friendly confines of Ford Field -- and when he's able to operate from a clean pocket. The difference in his pa sing performance between home games and road games since arriving in Detroit is stark, and he has remained one of the NFL' Joshuah Bledsoe Jersey s most susceptible quarterbacks to pre sure during that time as well.GoffHomeRoadComp481407Att700637Comp %68.7%63.9%Yards51744411YPA7.46.9TD4316INT811Rtg105.985.4EPA/Play0.140.00Luckily for the Lions, they're playing this game at home. Also luckily for the Lions, they're playing it against the Raiders. is utterly fantastic and remains one of the best edge rushers in the game, but the Raiders have almost nobody else who can generate pre sure. Despite employing Crosby, who's sixth among 95 players who have rushed the pa ser at least 150 times with a 17.9% pre sure rate, the Raiders as a team have recorded a sack, hit, or hurry on just 31.3% of opponent dropbacks, the eighth-lowest rate in football.And when Goff has time to throw, he delivers.GoffPre sureCleanComp172716Att362975Comp %47.5%73.4%Yards21087477YPA5.87.7TD1148INT118Rtg63.4108.2EPA/Play-0.430.30Specifically, Goff tends to deliver over the middle, especially to slot receiver , tight end and rookie running back . Gue s which area of the field the Raiders are worst at defending? That'd be the middle of the field, where they rank 30th in FTN's DVOA. If you can't get pre sure and you can't prevent pa ses to the very area of the field your opponent prefers to attack, you are probably in trouble as a defense. That's presumably going to be the case even without , who is expected to mi s another game with the ribs injury he suffered a couple of weeks ago. Gibbs and should be the primary ball-carriers, and Detroit checks in 11th in the NFL in yards before contact per carry so far this season, it's not difficult at all to see the Lions getting something going on the ground here as well. In other words, the Lions are extremely well set up for offensive succe s, however they decide to pursue it. Such is the benefit of going up against a defense that has struggled to deal with just about every kind of offense so far this year.Prediction: Lions 31, Raiders 16Detroit is coming off a disastrous lo s a week ago, but this opponent is not nearly of the same quality. The Raiders have Ty Montgomery Jersey exclusively defeated teams with poor offenses so far this season, and this Lions team does not have a poor offense. If they can get anything going at all, it's unlikely that Vegas can keep up.