Josh McDaniels had become the first NFL head coach to get axed this season, after a poor run of results, concluding in a disappointment 26-14 loss to the Lions.
Detroit is a good team, but the Raiders put on a shocking offensive display racking up a meagre 157 yards gained.
The Raiders are 3-5 for the season and McDaniels is 9-16 for the team since joining from the New England Patriots, where he spent a decade as the offensive coordinator.
Raiders team owner Mark Davis released a terse statement, stating, “After much thought about what the Raiders need to move forward, I have decided to part ways with Josh and Dave”.
“I want to thank them both for their hard work and wish them and their families nothing but the best.”
The Raiders also parted ways with GM David Ziegler.
The bloodletting was not over as offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi was also shown the door.
He is set to be replaced by Linebacker’s coach Antonio Pierce on an interim basis.
The Raiders are still in the playoff hunt in the AFC West level on wins with the Chargers and the Broncos and trailing the 6-2 Chiefs.
The next trip for Pierce and team is week 9 clash against the Giants.
Pundits are saying that Davis should not have hired the duo in the first place.
Analysts are saying the owner should have stuck by the interim coach Rich Bisaccia and GM Mike Mayock.