If you’re a Raiders fan, Sunday was about as tough as it gets.
Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles completed 22 of 28 passes for 407 yards and an NFL record tying 7 touchdowns to lead the visiting Eagles to a 49-20 win over Oakland. Foles tied a record set by Joe Kapp and Peyton Manning (who tied it in the NFL season opener against the Baltimore Ravens) who threw for 7 TD’s against the Baltimore Colts in 1969.
Riley Cooper caught 3 of the TD passes and was 1 of 2 wide receiver’s with over 100 yards for Philly. Cooper caught 5 passes for 139 yards while DeSean Jackson caught 5 passes for 150 yards and a 46 scoring strike.
“At the end of the day, that was an old fashioned butt whoopin’,” head coach Dennis Allen told Silverandblackpride.com after the game. “Very disappointed in the way that we played. I’ve got to do a better job of making sure our team is emotionally, physically, mentally prepared and ready to go. Obviously we didn’t hold up our end of the bargain. We also realize we’re a better football team than we displayed out there today and we’ve gotta do better than that.”
The (4-5) Eagles jumped out to 7-3 lead in the first quarter, but really broke the game open in the second quarter when Foles started to get hot and threw 3 TD’s, a 25 yarder to running back LeSean McCoy, the 46 yarder to Jackson and a 5 yarder to Cooper. Philly led, 28-13, at halftime and the rout was one.
The game was frustrating for the Raiders (dropped to 3-5) because they were able to move the ball, but unable to convert the yards into points. They outgained their opponent, 560-544 yards.
Terrelle Pryor completed 22 of 41 passes for 288 yards, no TD’s and he also threw 2 interceptions. He also ran the ball 10 times for an additional 94 yards, he left in the 4th quarter with a suspected left knee injury.
Rashad Jennings led the Oakland running attack with 102 yards on 15 carries and he also added another 74 yards on 7 receptions. Starting RB Darren McFadden left with yet another hamstring injury in the first half and ended up with just 12 yards on 5 carries. Oakland ran the ball 33 times for 210 yards and their only 2 TD’s of the game. However, the failure to punch it in the end zone resulted in a lopsided loss.
The Raiders travel to play the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium next week and will be looking for their first victory on the road this season. The Giants had a bye on Sunday and have won 2 in a row after starting out season losing their first six games. They have done it by playing great defense, allowing just 7 points to Minnesota and Philadelphia.
“Every day’s a new day,” Allen told Silverandblackpride.com. “You can’t sit back and think about what’s happened in the past, you’ve gotta move forward and go to the next one. So, just like some of the good games that we’ve played defensively, you gotta put those things behind you and move on. Same thing here. We had a bad game defensively, we gotta put it behind us, we gotta move on, we gotta learn from it, we gotta be better, and we will.”
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