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Eagles 49, Raiders 20

Sent before 2-minute warning . . .

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

  • GotNext

    How do you watch your defense give up 50 points and obsess about the QB? There are obviously many problems on this team. Yes, Pryor is one. But what’s your fixation with him?

  • Papertiger

    You think the refs would know better by now.

    Any ball away from his body is “uncatchable”

  • Alex7

    some. Would take Pryor from 35th-ranked to about 25th.

    But stud WRs won’t make Pryor stop running backwards at the slightest sense of pressure, instead of stepping into the pocket. They won’t help him see the field better. They won’t help his eyes not drop and look at the rush, and they won’t help his footwork on the passes.

  • krawf

    LoL

  • Gdog

    Most of those would have been sacks with most QBs. They were blasting through Barnes/Nix like butter from the left.

  • Zymurge

    I’ve been saying for years here that Brady has been the recipient of the best overall pass blocking of the past 10 years. He’s a pure product of that talent pool and Belichik’s ability to keep finding it. Every game where teams have managed to get pressure on him quick he’s melted down. Now we’re seeing it more often in 2013 because the line seems to finally be falling out of the top 5.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Got to think there was something to the color guy keep bringing up the “make Pryor roll to the left” comment.
    Me thinks the Eagles staff tipped him off to that in the production meetings.
    Happens more often than you would think.

  • kenchun24

    Mike Evans or Sammy Watkins 2014 ( but I prefer Evans…Raiders don’t have that big 6’5 230,sure handed,high point jump balling, mismatch waiting to happen type WR in forever) Mike Evans could be a Vincent Jackson type is he carries over his college play to the NFL.

  • Nick Gancayco

    Did u see stafford the game calvin johnson missed? Looked like a backup, andrew luck looks garbo (so far) tomight without wayne, andre johnson is just a monster. It could never hurt to have a guy u can just throw it up to and they’ll win 50/50 balls. Have our receivers won a 50/50 ball all season? I dont know i’m not saying they havent but i dont remember

  • Just Fire Baby

    I think Watkins is going to be an instant superstar personally.

  • kenchun24

    Good job Pagano …took the points instead of going for a possible 4th down TD fail try and now ya may have a turnover break.

  • myopinion

    we have a bad oline, no slot reciever, no te, our playcalling is so predictable no screens,no tosses, we constantly run on 2nd and long leaving us 3rd and long. olsen fkn sucks, and all I hear is tp sucks. yes he makes mistakes, u guys expecting payton manningtype play with his athletic ability would make him g.o.a.t.
    with the microscope tp is put under around here, and what hes working with theres about two qbs in the league that would pass your judgement.

  • Zymurge

    They’d make him look better but he’d make them look a lot worse. Reggie looked pretty crappy in the era between Manning and Luck. So is it really the WR or the QB?

  • Papertiger

    Wow. What a hose job!

  • krawf

    naw Reggie still did his thing and Pryor is better than Painter,lol would you agree

  • Alex7

    go for the TD. 3 points doesn’t even help you. 3 points was a win for the Texans, and they’ll likely get 3 here to wash it.

  • krawf

    im in agreement with you

  • Papertiger

    As long as we don’t draft the next Tayvon Austin.

    What the hēll happened to that kid?

  • Nick Gancayco

    Almost 400 yds of offense. Whatever tho. Tere are skeptics of every qb probably. It is what it is. Our playcallin does suck. Lets call run plays that gain 3 yds down by 22 in the 3rd qtr…

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    IMHO, Pryor has eight games left to show he can run a standard NFL offense and be a reliable NFL QB instead of the gimmick show we’ve seen. Either he’ll get it done or Reggie will be looking for a starting QB in FA or the draft.

  • Alex7

    yards but 1 TD. Zero TD passes. 35th-ranked QB.

    Come on. It’s not even hard to figure out.

    Meanwhile, our O-line is ranked 17th, and WRs look good when the QB actually throws them the ball in rhythm.

  • Nick Gancayco

    Everyone played bad today. Only one who really could say
    had a solid game was maybe jennings.

    Anyone see how watson held up at RT?

    Only idiots would put this loss one one or two people (coaches included)

    Everyone, players, caoches, everyone looked sh*tty. I think even the water biys were fvckin up out there

  • Gdog

    I get it. You think he stinks and will never improve. I still have to see more from him to decide. And I don’t see anything from McGloin to make me think he could do any better.

    Deal with it like an adult…

  • RaidO

    WHAT? THE D WAS M.I FRICKING A!

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Luck 3-11 w/out Wayne

  • krawf

    no reliable reciever period,or a consistent pass rusher

  • RaidO

    7 TD PASSES? LOL!

  • Zymurge

    Streater consistently makes Pryor look much better. He took a short toss today on a play that was brilliantly designed with subtle picks and picked up like 20% of Pryor’s passing yardage today on YAC in one play alone. Moore takes 3 or 4 slants where the ball goes 4 yards in the air and adds another 200-300% of yards to it.

    Yeah, the WRs drop a few here and there, but for the most part they’ve been making the catches that they should the last few games. Yep, one clanked off Streater for an int, but that ball was thrown high and behind him. A better throw was much more likely a catch. Meanwhile, the DBs have been kind to Pryor as well with drops. Even the announcers commented that his deep pass was underthrown and should’ve been caught by the DB, who dropped it. Things have a way of averaging out with enough data, so one dropped pick is equalized by one pass off a WR’s hands that is picked.

  • Papertiger

    Palmer’s fault, obviously.

  • kenchun24

    lol it’s both… Keenum would have jack and poo tonight if not for Andre Johnson having a great game.

  • krawf

    Wayne was a really reliable reciever

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Goodie, I can’t wait to see who Grimmace takes. Luck is having quite the night. Can’t imagine why they are hanging onto him

  • http://www.cosmicdanceband.com/ SilverandBlack666

    Most definitely Palmer’s fault!

  • krawf

    I agree about Streeter but then he disapears for stretches and he clanks many balls in the air for picks

  • Just Fire Baby

    Too small, tough to get the ball in those types of guys hands.

  • kenchun24

    2nd half for sure…but not down 2 scores in the first half while getting sacked 3 times in a row as the o-line crumbles…….with the offense only moving the ball via big plays to Andre

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    I’d almost rather Reggie goes to FA for a signal-caller simply because first-round quarterbacks are such a crapshoot. For every Andrew Luck, you get two Blaine Gabberts or Christian Ponders.

  • kenchun24

    Andre Johnson winning a lot of folk who may have been down in FF today with this performance tonight.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Another “clean pocket” throw with two guys knocking him sideways after he releases it.

  • r8ter4evr

    New post

  • Gdog

    I didn’t see anything from McGloin to think Pryor will ever have problems losing his job.

    I actually think the fix is easy. Just have him RUN when his instincts tell him to. His indecision is what is killing us.

    The guy is big enough to take a beating…

  • krawf

    he has andre johnson too

  • Zymurge

    I don’t think he stinks. I think he’s a horrible decision maker under pressure at QB and that will forever limit his success. I want him at a position where he can get the ball in his hands in space and use his best asset — his running — to make the Raiders a better team. To get there means finding a better option at QB that can get him and others the ball, while also making the right reads and adjustments that make the whole offense — running and passing game — better.

    Not sure how you can be so judgmental on McGloin with such a small amount of plays to see. Wasn’t all the rage last season to get Pryor the handful of full games starting under his belt to see what he can do? Why the double standard then that says McGloin shouldn’t get the same?

  • Just Fire Baby

    Yup, QB-WR league

  • kenchun24

    Haha! The quick hurry fade TD to Andre!

  • the animal dr robert

    Except I’m always right. Even predicted today’s game this morning.

  • krawf

    exactly,who are our recievers

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    The biggest problem I have with Pryor is his lack of progress. In his eighth game as a starter, I’m not seeing any progress over his first. He still has spurts of brilliance followed by long stretches where he looks lost and inaccurate.

    I just don’t know if we can build around someone like that. I totally get Olson and DA trying to turn him into a pocket passer, but it’s looking more and more like we have a better-throwing, faster Tebow.

    Again, he has eight games to pull it together and become more consistent.

  • Gdog

    Moore regressed again. He alligator armed the bomb to the middle.

    Streater had a key drop. I dunno… I’d say we have easily bottom five receiving crew.

  • Zymurge

    So does anyone else think it’s “interesting” that Pryor mysteriously injured his knee on the play where he threw his second pick? Seemed like a real convenient time to get McGloin in the game.

    I have a strong feeling that this knee “injury” will be a lingering thing that will lead to McGloin getting some first team reps in practice this week. Depending on how that looks, Pryor’s “knee concussion” may continue to bother him long enough to get McGloin a start or two.