Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles torched the Oakland Raiders defense with an NFL record tying seven touchdown passes Sunday in the Eagles 49-20 win. Foles joins Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning with seven touchdowns in a game this season. With the loss the Raiders drop to 3-5 on the season and the Eagles improve to 4-5.
The Philadelphia offensive line protected Foles very well, stifling any pass rush the Raiders tried to muster. As a result, Foles looked like an all-time great throwing all over the Raiders defense. On the first seven Eagles possessions, Foles threw six touchdown passes. He connected with wide receiver Riley Cooper three times from 17, 63, and five yards for scores. He also found wide receiver DeSean Jackson for a 46 yard touchdown as well as tight ends Brent Celek, Zach Ertz and running back LeSean McCoy. Foles finished the day 22-28 for 406 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Five of the seven touchdown passes were from 15 yards or more.
Coming into the game, the Raiders defense had been much improved. That is all but an afterthought as Foles and the Eagles ran through them Sunday. Philadelphia racked up 542 yards and pulled Foles early in the fourth quarter. The up-tempo attack of the Eagles baffled the Raiders' defense. On the touchdowns, rarely were Oakland defenders anywhere near the play. Rookie cornerback DJ Hayden was victimized by the Foles, Cooper connection, getting burned twice on touchdowns. All seven Eagles touchdown drives covered at least 57 yards and lasted less than four minutes.
Because the game was out of hand early, the Raiders offense was able to gain a tremendous amount of yards. They ran a ridiculous 92 plays for 560 yards, but only mustered 20 points, seven of which came on a Jeremy Stewart run with under a minute to go. Running back Darren McFadden exited the game early in the second quarter with another hamstring injury. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor was relieved by Matt McGloin in the fourth quarter and was being evaluated for a knee injury. Pryor was only able to take the Raiders on one scoring drive covering 80 yards. Back-up running back Rashad Jennings capped it off with an eight yard touchdown run. He filled in for McFadden well again with 102 rushing yards on 15 carries and seven catches for 74 yards.
It will be back to the drawing board for the Raiders as they travel next week to take on another NFC East team in the New York Giants. After success in the previous games, the Raiders defense was obliterated by Foles. They will have to figure out the formula to stop fast paced offenses, especially with the league moving in that direction. It was a bad loss, but next week the Raiders will have the opportunity to prove it was an aberration.
You need to satisfy your competitive drive, so why not beat our experts in fantasy football. At FightClub, our official Fantasy Football partner, you can change you team weekly and win cash. Get a free $5 credit when you sign up and try them out. And each week, Sports Media 101 will sweeten the pot and award the player with top points an extra $25. Match-up and show them how good you are. Can you handle FightClub?
Your man cave is your home field advantage for every game. When the game is on the line, you should be able to look around and be reminded of the great moments you've watched unfold in that very room! MJR Sports Integrity offers a wide range or team and player-specific memorabilia that can do just that and take your game day room to the next level. Find your inspiration at MJR Sports Integrity and will your team to victory!
- Oakland Raiders Will See Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles Starting Sunday
- Oakland Raiders Vs Philadelphia Eagles Game Preview
- Oakland Raiders Defense Preparing for Philadelphia Eagles Up-Tempo Offense
- Oakland Raiders QB Matt Flynn Falls Apart in 24-14 Loss to Washington Redskins
- Oakland Raiders Cannot Slow Down Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos in 37-21 Loss
Short URL: http://sport-ne.ws/13cu