Posted December 14, 2011 on AP on Fox
Trying to maintain their playoff position in the NFC, the Detroit Lions are eager to welcome one of their top players back to the field. The Oakland Raiders are looking for anything to help their chances of remaining in the AFC playoff picture. With defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh back after a two-game suspension, the Lions look to avoid a third consecutive road loss Sunday by handing the Raiders a third straight defeat. Detroit has lost five of eight since opening with five straight wins but is in position for a wild-card spot after it beat Minnesota 34-28 and Chicago lost its third in a row last Sunday. "One win down, and we've got three left to get," said Matthew Stafford, who went 20 of 29 for 227 yards with two touchdowns against the Vikings. The Lions (8-5) should get an even bigger boost from Suh. The controversial defensive star returns after serving his suspension for stepping on the right arm of Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith during a 27-15 loss on Tha...
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