The Oakland Raiders have shown promise all season, but surrendered a historic day to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles in a 49-20 drubbing at O.co Coliseum Sunday afternoon.
Foles tied the NFL record for most passing touchdowns in a game with seven while not throwing an interception and racking up 406 yards. Terrelle Pryor was 22-for-41 for 288 yards. He didn’t throw a single touchdown pass, but he threw two picks.
In the first quarter, Nick Foles opened things up with a 2-yard pass to Brent Celek, who was able to put the Eagles in the scorebook. Sebastian Janikowski’s field goal from 24 yards put the Raiders on the board at the 2:06 mark. After a generally slow quarter, the Raiders were trailing the Eagles 7-3.
The Eagles exploded offensively in the second quarter. Unfortunately for the Raiders’ defense, the Eagles were able to score three touchdowns in this period, which really created the huge deficit. Riley Cooper had two receptions from Foles, both resulting in touchdowns. After that, the Raiders were able to score thanks to Rashad Jennings’s 8-yard run. The Eagles, however, struck again at the four-minute mark, when Foles completed a 15-yard pass to Zach Ertz. The ensuing drive, Janikowski boomed a 53-yard field goal to cut the Philly lead to 28-13.
In the third quarter, Philadelphia didn’t stop their offensive flow. Rather, they scored another 21 points. This time, the beneficiaries were Cooper again, DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy. Foles didn’t hesitate to find his receivers and put the Raiders in a deeper hole than they were already in. Heading into the final quarter, the Raiders found themselves down 49-13.
In the fourth quarter, to stop some of the bleeding (not really), Jeremy Stewart scored on a 2-yard run, making the score 49-20. The fourth quarter was fairly quiet, as both starting quarterbacks sat. Offensive and defense holes were apparent in this Raider loss, as they fall to 3-5 on the season.