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Eagles 49, Raiders 20

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The futuristic offense of the Philadelphia Eagles conjured up disturbing images of the past for the Raiders Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

With second-year quarterback Nick Foles tying an NFL record with seven touchdown passes against a previously stout Oakland defense, the Eagles blew out the Raiders 49-20 to snap a two-game losing streak during which they had scored a combined 10 points.

Instead of arriving at the midway point of the season with a .500 record and a reason for optimism, the Raiders are instead in familiar territory at 3-5 _ the same place they were last season en route to a 4-12 record.

Foles, in his first game back after missing the previous with with a concussion, threw touchdown passes of 2 yards to Brent Celek, 17, 63 and 5 yards to Riley Cooper, 15 yards to Zach Ertz, 25 yards to LeSean McCoy and 46 yards to DeSean Jackson in becoming the seventh player in NFL history to throw seven touchdown passes in a game.

A third-round draft pick out of Arizona, Foles was playing in part because starter Michael Vick is out with a hamstring strain. He completed 22 of 28 passes for 406 yards and wasn’t intercepted.

Oregon coach Chip Kelly inserted rookie Matt Barkley into the game with a 36-point lead rather than have Foles take a shot at a record eight touchdown passes.

Jackson caught five passes for 150 yards and the touchdown, with Cooper adding five catches for 139 yards.

Playing with a big deficit, the Raiders put up offensive numbers that didn’t reflect their level of execution other than the final point total. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor completed 22 of 41 passes for 282yards and was intercepted twice. He also rushed for 94 yards on 10 carries.

Pryor, who twisted awkwardly of his late scrambles, left with a knee injury with 7:56 to play and was being evaluated.

It won’t get any easier in the second half of the season, with the Raiders embarking on four long-distant road trips in the next five games, starting with the New York Giants next week in New Jersey.

The first order of business for coach Dennis Allen and Co. will be sorting out exactly how an Oakland defense that had been a feel-good story through seven games was flummoxed so thoroughly by the no-huddle offense imported by Kelly from the University of Oregon.

Philadelphia, which improved to 4-5, was coming off back-to-back losses to Dallas

The Raiders mixing of coverages and blitzes did little to effect Foles, who had rarely saw more than one rusher heading his way and managed to sidestep the ones he did see. Foles was 15 of 19 for 26 yards and four scores in the first half as the Eagles took a 28-13 lead.

Rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden was victimized twice for touchdowns by Cooper on plays of 17 and 63 yards and later was in coverage on a 59-yard pass play from Foles to Jackson in the third quarter.

The closest thing to a turning point in the avalanche of offense for the Eagles came in the second quarter when the Raiders had broken through on an 8-yard run by Jennings with 7:34 left in the half, closing to within 21-10.

On their next possession, the Eagles were faced with a third-and-16 from their own 14-yard line, with a defensive stop giving Oakland the chance to climb within 21-17.

Instead, Foles dropped back and threw a 17-yard strike to Jackson for the first down at the 31-yard line.

Five plays later, Foles found Ertz, the rookie from Stanford, for a touchown and a 28-10 lead.

Raiders running back Darren McFadden left the game in the second quarter with a hamstring strain and did not return.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • krawf

    when was Tony Eason the best thing going he wasnt better than Irving fryar,andre tippet,raymond clayborne as well as others andt tebow wasnt the best bronco

  • the animal dr robert

    It’s on the defense AND Pryor, u idiot.

    13 points in 80 snaps.

    He sucks.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I don’t know, you should come to New Mexico. Lots of whacked out people on scripts with no money whatsoever.

  • krawf

    let me clarify what i meant by that i mean best thing going as far as even making our games half watchable

  • Morilla_00

    It really explains all of his nutty tweets. The dude has no filter. He’s blasted all of the time.

  • RaidO

    DR ROB YOU ARE RETARDED.

    LOL blame pryor

  • the animal dr robert

    No.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    or the jets guy

  • the animal dr robert

    I blame Pryor for what he does.

    He sucks. I was right. All along.

  • Nick Gancayco

    94yds rushing?

  • Gdog

    Excuses are what LOSERS come up with.

    I would rather hear him say it was an obvious BLUNDER… did he take ANY blame for this bumbling effort on the field? Has he ever?

    He got out-coached at home by a rookie with a 3 win resume…

  • Zymurge

    Nick Foles just showed the world that a smart, quick reading and decision making QB still rules in the NFL. Even in an offense designed for a mobile QB and was floundering under one of the best of them, when a slow footed head first QB steps in what do we have? 13 TDs vs 0 ints so far.

    How’s the mobility working out? They said during that game that Vick gets sacked 1 out of every 10 pass plays; Foles 1 out of 18. How can the statue be so hard to sack? Because he reads the play, knows where he’s going more quickly, and as a result doesn’t hold the ball long enough to give the D a chance.

    The wave of the past continues to ride strong in the NFL. Time to see if McGloin is a fit for that wave while there’s some season left.

  • Just Fire Baby

    This site breaks down how badly TP holds onto the ball.

    http://www.footballoutsiders.com/under-pressure/2013/under-pressure-sack-breakdowns

  • kenchun24

    I’m not Rob. I support TP and think the team would be 0-8 with Flynn or McGloin starting all year up to this point…but Pryor has regressed since the first half games of SD and KC. That is fact IMO.

  • Zopi

    The Raiders have the worst head coaching in the country, totally clueless, not a single adjustment was made during any time in the game. The game preparation, planning, and play call was atrocious.
    Haters can bang on Terrelle all they want, and no doubt he has a long way to go. But, put Terrelle in Chip Kelly’s system we would see Pryor blossom. If Foles can play Kelly’s system Terrelle would just excel there.

  • RaidO

    YOU HAVE MENTAL ISSUES. JUST LEAVE THE BLOG AND GO ROOT FOR and buffalo your boy Flynn

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Middlekauf said Pryor needs 2 years to be evaluated since he’s so raw. Polian said he’s the most improved player he’s ever seen. But hey why do what NFL personnel people say?

  • Nick Gancayco

    What happened to blitzing? Wtf was eith all te 3-4 man pressures. Foles could have thrown a pizza in the oven, waited for it to cook, eat it, and then looked downfield for a receiver. Defensve playcalling was garbage

  • the animal dr robert

    No he wouldn’t. He doesn’t display ANYTHING that foles does.

    How was Vick doing in it?

    Pryor would suck as anything but a runner/receiver.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Wow, what a “Clean Pocket” that was on that throw.
    That DT was on him before he even finished his playaction.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Good line in there

    Ben Roethlisberger gets slammed (somewhat rightfully) for holding the ball a long time, and praised for escaping a lot of potential sacks. But his sack breakdown by time this year is right along the league average. He just gets sacked a lot more often than the average quarterback, which may be a sign that many of Pittsburgh’s problems revolve around pass protection.

    On the other hand, Tom Brady is getting sacked a lot and it’s pretty clear that pass protection is the problem. Brady’s sack rate of seven percent is higher than any he’s had since 2001. Carson Palmer is facing similar problems as the latest quarterback to suffer the fate of playing behind the Cardinals offensive line. Palmer has 13 short sacks and only 10 medium and long sacks.

  • the animal dr robert

    Middlekauf is an idiot. Polian said that after the SD game. Not since.

  • kenchun24

    Wow…Andre bailed out Keenum there…should have been a pick…

  • DJ Johnny

    Last yr we were 3-4 and proceeded to go 1-8 the rest of the way.
    I guess the 3-4 last yr. was a mirage and we got “figured out”.
    I hope this yr. isn’t the same thing,
    I don’t recall getting absolutely humiliated by a sub .500 team last yr though.
    Was this yr’s nice start yet another ‘mirage’?
    Has DA been “figured out” again?
    I guess we’ll see.

  • RaidO

    The Raider D had no pressure on Foles….

  • krawf

    exactly they made Foles look much better than he is by giving him all day to read the field

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    “Lot of time” Al Michaels…something you won’t here anytime soon

  • Papertiger

    I’m very concerned about this, too. We don’t really travel all that well as a team.

  • the animal dr robert

    No.

  • Zymurge

    If I stepped into the NFL right now, and then was evaluated 3 games later (if I was still alive!) I’d be the most improved player ever. It’s easy to show a lot of improvement if you start from a very low point. I agree that Pryor has out improved most expectations, especially mine.

    But now he’s looking like he’s hit his mental plateau and that’s one that he lacks the tools to get beyond.

  • Gdog

    His indecision is killing us. I think part of this is coaching. He needs to get in a cadence… one apple two apple, then either run or pass.

    He does neither.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Never has. Always “outathleted” guys.
    Most HS QB’s learn not to turn your back to the defense and run backwards. He does it 5 times a game.
    It works once or twice, sometimes. But not sustainable.

  • Zopi

    You suck poser, you know crap about football, Flynnch is gone and so should you.

  • Nick Gancayco

    Any halfway decent qb with a solid wr play could hve done the same thing. That one play whwre mccoy motioned across te formation and ten ended up wide azz open no one but his own TE withing 15 yds of him. My hs qb could make that throw. Dj haydn easy target all day. Jenkins falls down desean easy td. Jesus what a clusterfvck

  • krawf

    LoL,dead you didnt like my comment,smh

  • krawf

    yepsirr

  • kenchun24

    I agree with that…every play he’s hoping for an extension and breakdowns to happen for the WR’s downfield…but it isn’t gonna happen on every freaking play.

  • David C. Moorman

    WTF.

  • Papertiger

    DHB with his trademark “fall down flailing” PI penalty!

  • Just Fire Baby

    First guy rarely if ever brings him down, but he has a bad habit of not really having the play “start” until he makes that first guy miss.

  • kenchun24

    Woohoo! PI for DHB…get a TD Colts this Texans D is keeping my FF match close.

  • krawf

    Question,would Andre Johnson or a Reggie Wayne make TP look better than he is

  • Papertiger

    I thought Keenum was going to have a big game, so I started DeAndre Hopkins.

    It really hasn’t been my day today…

  • kenchun24

    Fugh Colts o-line got destroyed there….

  • Just Fire Baby

    Yup, doesn’t try to even catch it sometimes.
    Prob rightfully so, better chance of the PI.

  • Zymurge

    Coaching can only do so much. That play where he was being tackled and tried to hook shot the ball to who knows where for the grounding is an indication that his brain breaks down under pressure. No amount of coaching can overcome that, just like no amount of coaching can make a guy like Nick Foles run like Michael Vick.

    The guy is indecisive because the NFL game is too fast for him at the QB spot. That won’t ever change. The coaching has done a wonderful job of hiding his limitations so far by simplifying the heck out of what they give him, but the league is catching on to his limited playbook and very predictable tendencies.

    The more he throws balls over 5 yards in the air, the more he’s going to get picked. At this point everyone in the NFL knows he can only consistently throw slants and to the flats and get 90% of his “passing” yardage through YAC. They’ll start playing the short routes more tightly over time to take away the YAC to make him throw more downfield and the int totals will continue to climb.

    Like it or not, this is what you get with Pryor. He’s not going to get smarter.

  • RaidO

    HELL YES! THEY CAN RUN ROUTES AND CATCH THE DAMN BALL.

  • krawf

    Flynn didnt even get considered to play in Buffalo today,lmao

  • Nick Gancayco

    Yes

  • Just Fire Baby

    Yes, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than a new guard would.