August 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) calls a play against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Lions Vs. Raiders: Detroit Banged Up In 31-20 Loss To Oakland

The Lions lost Saturday's game to the Raiders and lost several players to injuries.

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Lions Vs. Raiders Final Score: Matthew Stafford, Kevin Smith Injured In 31-20 Loss To Oakland

The Lions lost their second game of the preseason on Saturday night with a 31-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders after allowing two long touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Raiders rookie Juron Criner hauled in touchdown passes of 39 and 76 yards from Terrelle Pryor to put the game out of reach after the Lions shortly held the lead in the third quarter.

Starting quarterback Matt Stafford left the game early after hitting a finger from his non-throwing hand on the helmet of a Raiders defender and was replaced by Shaun Hill, who struggled to get the offense going against the first-team Raiders defense.

Mikel Leshoure's NFL debut after missing the entire 2011 season was anti-climactic as the running back earned just one yard rushing on five attempts, but also added a six yard reception. Starting running back Kevin Smith limped off the field during the second quarter with an apparent injury to his right ankle.

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