The Raiders finally play at home this Sunday, playing against the Lions in their first game in Auckland-Alameda, Coliseum County on September 15.
And it's a good week to play in front of Raiders fans.  Auckland's record is 3-4, and the club needs to keep pace in the AFC if they want to make the playoffs. The Raiders are one game behind the leading AFC West boss in the loss column. In the wild card race, Auckland has been tracking Texans with the same boundary that holds the No. 6 seed so far.
The Raiders schedule becomes more favorable as the club plays its next three games at home. First: a Detroit team with a record of 3-3-1
Joyner received a huge salary to come to Auckland as a free agent. It has been delivered locally but has recently been unattractive, albeit a solid one.
This would be a great time for him to break out and become the defense playmaker he so badly needs. The Raiders could have escaped Houston with a win last week with just a few more snaps.
Watch to see if Joyner can make a similar difference for Oakland against the Lions' offense, which relies on passing game and quarterback Matthew Stafford.