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Sport Lions rally falls painfully short in 31-24 loss to Raiders

02:40  04 november  2019
02:40  04 november  2019 Source:   freep.com

Houston DE Watt out for season with pectoral injury

  Houston DE Watt out for season with pectoral injury HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt sustained a season-ending injury to his pectoral muscle on Sunday in a win over the Oakland Raiders. Watt was injured in the second quarter of Houston's 27-24 win and tweeted afterward that he was done for the season. His tweet said: "This game can be beautiful and it can also be brutal. Absolutely gutted that I won't be able to finish the season with my guys and give the fans what they deserve. I truly love this game and can't stand letting you guys down. Thank you for all of the thoughts & well-wishes."That tweet came after he retweeted a video of him making a tackle for a loss.

Andrew Luck's rally falls short as Colts fall to host Broncos 31 - 24 in season opener. Luck rallied the Indianapolis Colts back into the game — even made the Denver Broncos rely on their revamped defense to make one last stop — in a 31 - 24 loss in the season opener on Sunday night.

The victory matches the Raiders against a familiar foe, the Steelers, for the conference championship in Pittsburgh next Sunday. The same match for the same title, and Super Bowl qualification, took place here last year and the Steelers won more decisively than the 24 ‐13 score reflected.

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Detroit Lions had a chance to gain ground in the NFC playoff picture, but they came up short.

Raiders tight end Darren Walleris tackled by Lions defensive back Will Harris, left, and cornerback Darius Slay during the first half in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.© John Hefti, AP Raiders tight end Darren Walleris tackled by Lions defensive back Will Harris, left, and cornerback Darius Slay during the first half in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.

After Hunter Renfrow's touchdown catch with 2:04 to play gave the Oakland Raiders a 31-24 lead, Matthew Stafford and the offense's comeback attempt came up empty inside the 2-yard line on fourth down, and the Lions fell under .500 again at 3-4-1.

BOX SCORE: RAIDERS 31, LIONS 24

All four NFC North teams lost, as the Lions failed to pick up a game on the Green Bay Packers (7-2) and Minnesota Vikings (6-3).

Houston DE Watt out for season with pectoral injury

  Houston DE Watt out for season with pectoral injury New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts to head coach Bill Belichick's 300th win.

Oakland's rally falls short as Marshawn Lynch scores twice in Seattle's 30- 24 victory. Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (81) makes a catch for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov.

Yet Wilson’s 31 completions were one short of his career high, set in another rally that begin this schizophrenic Seahawks season, a September That loss of time for minimum gain resulted in Steven Hauschka having to try for a 55-yard field goal instead of a closer one. His kick was a yard short and

The Lions visit the sputtering Chicago Bears (3-5) next Sunday. The Bears lost in Philadelphia, 22-14, their fourth straight defeat.

Reaction: Lions blow chance to gain playoff ground on day every NFCN team lost

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions rally falls painfully short in 31-24 loss to Raiders

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