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Raiders dominated stats, Eagles dominated game

By Steve Corkran
Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 12:18 pm in Oakland Raiders.

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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  • R8erEduc8er

    Arbys. Roast beef sandwich.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    He’s a well known Pryor hater with an agenda.
    Miss Tick and some others will verify.

  • The_Judge37

    Sure, but he also needs to stop skipping balls on the dirt. No excuse for that.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    Raider blog. So what? He wants to fit in.

  • The_Judge37

    He told DJ Hayden, “I know slavery is illegal, but I own you”

  • loyal

    Anyone have the feeling that Dmac will be a Bronco next yr?………. and that he play in 16 games and runs for 1500yds and has 50 catches.

  • Charlie

    This game is exactly why I put very little faith in most stats especially the season to date variety that includes garbage time performance or inconsequential plays that impact yards but not possession.
    How about that Jack Crawford sack!!!!!!
    There is no substitute for watching your lines get pushed all over the field and your QB constantly facing 3rd and long and routinely running for his life when the game is still in the balance.

  • no mas diamante

    Rashad Jennings is good. Good special teamer too. Glad we got this guy. Go ahead and rest that leg a bit Darren…

  • CJ Legend 34

    Do you watch the games? If anything he throws to high. He does not skip the ball in the dirt that often. WTF?

  • kenchun24

    Maybe…I was also thinking that the Broncs (no matter how they finish this season, one and done like last year or deep playoff run/SB) try to trade the house for AP,sign Jared Allen…one last hurrah before Manning’s body gives way. Focus on a running game mainly and sign vet pass rusher. Like Elway’s final years.

  • Charlie

    Agreed. Unfortunately, we are paying Darren $560,000 a game.

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

    Charlie: in all fairness, it took Wiz, Houston & DMo17 years to get to where they are right now and they still aren’t game changers.

  • AbusedByAl

    So we lost a game badly, big deal. Learn and try to do better next week. Simple as that. This team is still much better than last year and the one or other setback must be accepted.

  • RaidingTexas

    He did shorthop some throws yesterday. But the receivers were tightly covered anyway. Didn’t matter.

  • The_Judge37

    Not really, all three came in and played well as Rookies.

  • loyal

    Someone needs to solve the Reece mystery. I seem to remember him catching numerous screens for big games under Hue Jackson. If it worked then……why not now?

  • CJ Legend 34

    They already have a starting RB and back up. Why pay DMAC big money?

  • RaidingTexas

    I know, I’m just saying it happens to even the best teams and GMs. Not gonna judge Reggie on that one bad move. Now if every one of his picks from the first three drafts (yes, he will still be GM next April) turns out to be a bust, and he does another Flynn-like trade, then yeah, he’s got to go.

  • CJ Legend 34

    They don’t hear you Charlie it makes to much sense!

  • RaidingTexas

    Oh, so they all have their heads in toilet now.

  • Charlie

    IMO,we will have much more chance to find their equivalents in rounds 1-3 and getting better with TP than finding a franchise saving QB in round one and waiting his development.
    I was hoping for some competitive ball the last half of this season. Not the mess we had to endure yesterday.

  • marks hair

    nope

  • The_Judge37

    “There’s not a whole lot you can tell ‘em,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen
    ——
    You’d think after all the re Blowouts he’s been a part of, he’d know what to say by now.
    Oh well, we’ll just chalk it up as another 2nd year Rookie mistake.

  • RaidingTexas

    He did say something to DJ right before the snap on that long TD bomb.

  • http://Raiders.com/ Dan78

    I could see him going to Atlanta…. But if he does go to the Broncos I don’t think he gets the stats you predict… No chance in hell he plays 16 games, his legs are as sturdy as plasma TV…..

  • no mas diamante

    So McGloin didn’t look too bad. Might be something there.

  • no mas diamante

    Puzzling… such a weapon…

  • mikeschoice

    Playoffs! did he say playoffs! you gotta be kidding!

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Anyone else keeping track of the Richie Incognito thing? Apparently, he sent his daddy onto the Internet to make a bunch of posts defending him.

  • The_Judge37

    Absolutely no excuse for getting burned by a White WR.

  • http://Raiders.com/ Dan78

    Probably told him he got banned from ibabuzz….. Couldn’t log in as Stormbringer SS….

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Oh, and Matt Flynn was just released by the Bills…

  • no mas diamante

    Guy needs to grow up.

  • RaidingTexas

    Well if his dad hasn’t grown up, Richie probably won’t either.

  • DKnight007

    There were two problems on defense yesterday: first was we were getting absolutely ZERO pressure on Foles. Zero. None. Couple that with being continually in the wrong defense, or broken down coverages and you all saw what happened. then, there was the other side of the ball…..

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Terrible. No getting consistent pressure on Foles was just mindboggling. Like I said….DA and Tarver completely outcoached by a college guy like Chip.

  • RaidingTexas

    Yeah, and Doc is MIA on that one. Probably pulling one out in his boy cave, fantasizing over his (improbable) return to the Raiders.

  • DKnight007

    haha…not surprising. Thats what happens when a bully gets busted for being a douche….his punk azz daddy comes to try and defend him and his dumb azz actions. Incognito is anything but incognito….everyone knows the guy should be out of the league for being a dumbazz punk.

  • RaidingTexas

    He can rest his legs permanently for all I care. Dude has been a huge disappointment. Looking forward to no more Dmac after this season.

  • RaiderDirt

    NICK FOLES > Backup Quarterback

    Stats > 400+ passing yards
    TIED NFL RECORD > 7 Touchdowns
    Zero INT
    NEAR PERFECT PASSING RATING

    If i was RegMck or DA or JT i make poster sized signs with these God awful stats on the and post them in the locker room, meeting room, hallways, facility entrance doors & bathroom walls…. As motivation THAT THIS CRAP CAN NEVER HAPPY AGAIN NO MATTER WHOM WE PLAY…

    Yesterdays game was embarrassing…

    I’ve seen this defense play better then this…

    ONE NATION

  • DKnight007

    Yep. It’s a sad joke and an enigma. Blame goes to DA and Olsen for that.

  • nolimits3333

    The three man rush NEVER works.
    Tarver is an idiot.

  • DKnight007

    The Tyler Wilson was such a freakin waste pick. Get developmental QB’s after Round 5 or sign them as FA’s. Don’t waste a pick on a clip board holder who can’t compete for a starting job right away and who can’t contribute on ST. Especially when the 2014 draft has better quality QB’s and more depth

  • Dakota

    Soooooo, just got back from a short trip….did Tarver do the honorable thing and tender his resignation today?

  • Raider O

    Lmao

  • marks hair

    so which will get us to the promise land faster? DA’s 10 and then plan? or just firing his áss and starting from scratch?

  • nolarick

    TP has no excuse on this one, nor do the coaches. Philly stacked 9 in the box for the whole second half. 9. Where were the quick slants? Where were the screen plays? All I saw was TP running for his life – backwards. When is TP going to learn to throw the ball away?

  • Raider O

    I’ll give the titty Monkey 8 more games. If we are not a .500 team, he should be fired.

  • DKnight007

    Would have been nice to win back to back games and get to .500 vs a crappy Eagles team. The chance was there and the coaching staff and players blew it. Sheesh

  • Rico Stifler

    I wasn’t happy about the Wilson pick, when S Phillip Thomas was still OTB. However, Wilson was said to be NFL ready. I don’t know if the game is just too big for him right now or if he just needs to develop, but he could be ok. But I agree though in just waiting til 2014 draft for a QB or trading for Cousins/Foles, which is what I wanted to do during the offseason.

  • the animal dr robert

    If missdick doesn’t show after the richie incognito thing, then maybe he really is gone forever.

    I was really looking forward to long delusional posts about how this is the norm for “people that look like him”.

    Plus the paranoid deconstruction of the name “incognito”, obviously coded language for undercover white people.