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Raiders dominated stats, Eagles dominated game

The Raiders rushed for 210 yards, passed for 375, controlled the clock for almost 38 minutes and ran 92 plays against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Yet, they weren’t even in the game they ultimately lost 49-20. That’s what happens when your defense allows touchdowns on four straight possesisons to start the game, seven passing touchdowns overall, 542 yards offense and poses almost no resistance on the Eagles 57 plays.
“There’s not a whole lot you can tell ‘em,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said soon after the dust settled. “I mean, at the end of the day, that was an old-fashioned butt-whoopin’. And we gotta move on from it, we gotta learn from it, and we’re gonna be better next week.”
They can’t be much worse, unless you place stock in a bunch of meaningless stats compiled long after the Eagles sealed the outcome.
The game hung in the balance midway through the second quarter, with the Eagles leading 21-10 and facing a third-and-16 from their 14-yard line.
As was the case most of the game, quarterback Nick Foles moved around in the pocket without worry of being touched, waited for an open receiver and delivered the ball on target for a first down. Five plays later, Foles recorded his fourth touchdown and the rout was on.
“I don’t Nick Foles ever seen anything on film that would give him any indication that he’d throw for seven touchdowns,” Raiders veteran safety Charles Woodson said. “In this league, it doesn’t matter who the quarterback is, if he’s able to sit back and make throws and we give them some throws downfield, then they’re going to make those plays. Nobody thought today that he’d come in and have this kind of day.”
And few expected the Raiders defense to get throttled the way it did, not on the heels of pretty solid play all season, especially in recent games.
Veteran cornerback Tracy Porter said the way the Eagles had their way with the Raiders defense was surprising, shocking and “flat-out embarrassing.”
“It was a wake-up call, basically,” Porter said. “They came out firing on all cylinders, and we couldn’t match their tempo. Usually, we’re the team setting the tempo, but they came out ready to play, they outexecuted us, point blank and simple. When a quarterback has seven touchdowns, we have to sit there and take that personal.”

– Quarterback Terrelle Pryor said he exited the game as a precautionary measure after experiencing discomfort in his right knee. Allen said the lopsided nature of the game at that time dictated that Matt McGloin replace Pryor when he did anyway.
“Good,” Pryor said, when asked after the game about his knee. “I have to look at it further tomorrow but it’s stable. I can walk. Nothing’s wobbly or anything like that. It’s just precaution.”
McGloin completed 7 of 9 passes for 87 yards in his regular-season debut after he replaced Pryor.

– Running back Darren McFadden also sounded upbeat about the prospect of returning soon from the hamstring injury he aggravated early in the game.
There might not be a rush, given how well Rashad Jennings fared in relief of McFadden. Jennings rushed for 102 yards on 15 carries and caught seven passes for 74 yards.
The Raiders now have three players with 100-yard rushing games this season — McFadden, Jennings and Pryor. That last happened in 2008, when Michael Bush, Justin Fargas and McFadden.

– Wide receiver Denarius Moore caught five passes for 82 yards against the Eagles. That gives him 513 yards through eight games and places him on pace to become the first Raiders receiver to reach 1,000 yards in a season since Randy Moss accomplished the feat in 2005.

– Defensive end Jack Crawford notched one of the Raiders two sacks of Foles on Sunday. That makes him the 15th Raiders player this season to record a sack.

– It doesn’t get much easier for the Raiders moving forward. Four of their next five games are on the road, where the Raiders are 0-3 this season.
The Giants won their past two games after an 0-6 start, they are at home, fresh from a bye week and blessd with the fortune of still being in the hunt for the NFC East title.
Beyond that game, the Raiders face almost must-win games against the New York Jets and San Diego Chargers, two teams standing between them and an AFC Playoffs wild-card berth. Then again, none of this matters if the Raiders play the way they did against the Eagles.

– Wide receiver Rod Streater (hip) and linebacker Kaluka Maiava (hip) are the only other players that suffered notable injuries against the Eagles. Their status for the Giants game will be update Monday.

– Recently acquired linebacker Martez Wilson played 15 snaps Sunday, all on special teams.

– Juron Criner played 63 snaps Sunday in his first game on the active roster. He caught three of the eight passes directed at him for 32 yards.
Perhaps most impressive, Criner delieverd a couple of key blocks on sizable gains, especically on a 66-yard catch-and-run play by receiver Rod Streater.
Criner also played more than fellow receivers Streater and Jacoby Ford. Moore played the most of all the receivers with 76 snaps.

– Sebastian Janikowski drilled both his field-goal attempts, including one from 53 yards. Suddenly, there isn’t as much talk about Janikowski and holder Marquette King being out of synch.

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  • rifflicks

    Put an end to the Pryor Experiment

    McGoin….7-9 1 TD

  • RaidingTexas

    Where is everyone?

  • Raider O

    Pass rushers that we could have signed for around what we paid Flynn:
    Dumervil: might have been too expensive
    Bennett: 1 year $5 million
    Avril
    Freeney
    Osi

  • Raider O

    Btw, TP had 382 total yards. I doubt we can blame him for allowing 7 TDs.

  • loyal

    Give Pryor the rest of the yr. See where we stand. There is still a little…..(I do mean little) hope for this yr.

  • Just Win Baby

    There is no hope for this year. Play Pryor until about week14 and then see what McGroin can do after all hope is finally lost.

  • loyal

    What was RM thinking when he traded for Flynn. Seattle must have been counting their blessings. Hope M.Davis has a post it note on his desk that says “Flynn trade” when he thinks about next yr and Reggie.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Yea. Bad move. I understand why he did it when he did it. But certainly did not work out. Not at all.

  • RaidingTexas

    The NFL’s history is littered with bad trades, bad free agent signings, and bad draft picks.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Faux John Madden‏@FauxJohnMadden46m

    “This Richie Incognito guy sounds like my type of dude!” – Greg Schiano

  • NewEra S&B

    Michael Bennett would have done work for our D line.. I hope we pick him up next year.

  • fingersrdrs

    Watching the post game show again…the looks on the players faces tells you they were dominated

  • NewEra S&B

    Against Philly’s twos and threes?

  • kenchun24

    If Streater cannot go Criner has to start I think. I hope he does anyway…and not because of injury…I just think he is better than Butler,Holmes,Ford. At least the 3 WR ROS along with Moore/Streater.

  • J Hill

    Stop it.

    We need a QB.

  • kenchun24

    Whoa nelly do us Raider fans know about bad draft picks…especially those of the 1st round flop variety.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    I don’t understand why he did it at all and I said that the day he did it.
    Sure, he thought he needed a quarterback but was Flynn the best guy he could have gone after?!
    The guy was beat out by a rookie in the third pre-season game before he came here–didn’t even get as far as the season.
    Shows a lack of judgement on McKenzie’s part particularly since he knew him from GB.
    Bad call by McKenzie.

  • J Hill

    Dumberville wasn’t choosing us.

    Same for Avril or Osi.

    Your assuming “could”.

  • GotNext

    Nice try. McGloin: 7-15 for 87 yards; No TDs; 65.1 rating.

  • loyal

    Nnhamdi cut. Bring him back?

  • fingersrdrs

    Imo…. No

  • John David Booty

    Nnamdi is about to get cut. Pick him up and sit Hayden on the bench until he’s able to wash those burn marks off.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL25m

    WR Juron Criner played 63 of 92 offensive snaps Sunday in his first game on active roster. He played more than Rod Streater and Jacoby Ford

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • kenchun24

    I dunno where Cork got his stats from but I think McGloin was 7-15 (NFL.com/Espn)…oh and Jeremy Stewart got the last rushing TD for Oak…not Matt.

  • kenchun24

    And there ya go…off topic, are tickets on sale yet for the UK Raiders vs. Miami game?

  • CJ Legend 34

    Well looking at the posts of all of the Pryor critics getting Gradkowski next year in free agency is the answer. I am never disappointed at the consistency on this blog. LMFAO!!!!

  • J Hill

    PHUGGG NOOOO!!!!!

  • fingersrdrs

    Woodson said having a game like Hayden had is part of the learning process…. Im hoping he learns from being torched like he was yesterday…..imo i say stick with Hayden and let him play

  • CJ Legend 34

    He has not been playing well for years. If this year is going to end ugly you may as well let Hayden take his lumps now and get ready for next year. WHy slow down the progress.

  • kenchun24

    Nah…Nnamdi is done as a starting CB…if any team picks him up it would only be as a back up or for maybe a spot at FS in a pinch.

  • CJ Legend 34

    Even though yesterday was a set back for freak’n sure!

  • CJ Legend 34

    Unfortunately at the time I think he was. had to get Mr. INT Palmer off the books.

  • fingersrdrs

    Yesterdays game wasnt just about Pryor…. I saw defense,, offense and special teams being torched …. And coaching…

  • http://Raiders.com/ Dan78

    How about a tryout at safety….. Couldn’t hurt to see Kerri Washington up in the suite throwing f-bombs when Asomugha picks one off and takes it to the house…… Yes I know he cant even pick his nose……

  • Raider O

    Woodson chose us. Money talks.
    Your assuming “couldn’t”

  • The_Judge37

    “There’s not a whole lot you can tell ‘em,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said soon after the dust settled.
    ——-
    Nice one Coach, way to motivate and lead men.

  • Raider O

    We have one. We need to surround him with playmakers, healthy OL, and a good defense. Our NEEDs are
    Pass rusher
    WR
    DB
    Getting a QB to compete with TP is not a bad idea

  • CJ Legend 34

    Like Pryor or not he is the best player on this team hands down! If he does not do what he does with his ability to scramble and make plays we don’t get even 10 pts yeaterday, His O-line is made up of a bunch of misfit toys. He’s the QB, RB, and playmaker right now! It’s sounds like some of you wants to play WR too. No, TP is not the best QB in this league but he’s no Tebow he can get the ball to the WRs when they decide to get open. We have no reliable run game, TE, or WRs. And yesterday no defense. That is the advantage that most successful young QBs have had as of late. The veteran players on offense suck! They play with no passion!

  • http://Raiders.com/ Dan78

    Yes he is in way over his head….. Mark Davis is going to go bananas on DA… Will probably do lines off DA’s chest….

  • CJ Legend 34

    LMAO!!! I read that to kind of weak but at the same time I kind of get what he’s saying. D@mn they got thrashed!!! I wa shocked. : )

  • The_Judge37

    Yes, but best on this team only goes so far. He needs to get his $h!t together in a hurry.

  • Raider O

    He needs play makers.
    -Talented WRs: our biggest investment in a WR is a 4th round pick.
    -A good RB, that can avg more than 4 YPC, and can stay healthy.
    -a good TE than can catch and block
    -healthy and capable OL
    -a defense that doesn’t allow 7 TDs in a game.
    -better coaching and play calling

  • Charlie

    Agreed.
    Let’s draft a guy right out of college that is faster, stronger,bigger and more escapable than TP, and that can throw accurately to inexperienced WR’s with 250 pound linebackers and 300 pound DLineman hanging on his throwing arm while constantly facing 3rd and long.
    Should be easy to find huh?
    How about we settle for another, Stefan Wiz, Lamarr Houston and Dmo in rounds 1-3 next year.
    Perhaps a bit more realistic?

  • plunkhead

    Faux John Madden ‏@FauxJohnMadden 20h

    The Bucs have a 21 point lead on the Seahawks annnnnnnd it’s gone.

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    haha I had forgot about this guy. Thanks

  • R8erEduc8er

    TP is one of the least of our worries…

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Disagree that our receivers don’t get open. TP is afraid to throw to tight windows.
    That said, he IS all we have–right now. He needs a healthy line in front of him for the coaches and RM to accurately gauge his abilities as a passer. That’s why I look forward to the next few games when Veldeer and Watson hopefully play together. We need to know some answers so we know how to proceed in the draft.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnnie_Lee_Higgins RaiderRockstar

    that racist white dude from the Kenny Chesney concert (Riley Cooper) ripped our secondary a new one. I wonder if he said “i’ll fight every n1gger in this place” to them, like he did that one security officer??

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Players who care don’t need lectures. This is a quality bunch of guys even if THEY AREN’T pro bowlers. They don’t need a bunch of phony rah-rah crap; that kind of thing is insulting.

  • R8erEduc8er

    You contradicted yourself.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    I haven’t watched Nnamdi this year, but if he’s about to get cut and he lost his mojo in Philly too, what makes you think putting on a different uni changes anything with him? If the silver and black uniform and helmet had mystical superpowers, we’d be atop the heap right now and for the last 15 years.