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Raiders rally past Lions 27-26
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Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate, left, scores on a 28-yard touchdown reception in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback Tarell Brown (23) during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 16, 2014, 1:39 am

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Matthew Stafford threw touchdown passes on his first two drives for Detroit before Matt McGloin threw a 19-yard TD pass to Brice Butler with 6 seconds to go to give the Oakland Raiders a 27-26 victory over the Lions in an exhibition game Friday night.

McGloin came in after backup Derek Carr left with injured ribs earlier in the fourth quarter and led the game-winning 68-yard drive. The victory wasn't complete until Sebastian Janikowski kicked the 33-yard extra point.

That couldn't overshadow a sharp performance from Stafford, who connected on a 28-yard pass to Golden Tate on Detroit's second play from scrimmage and a 4-yard score to Kris Durham on the second drive.

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