The Philadelphia Eagles' revolving door of quarterbacks is shifting again on Nov. 3. In fact, the Eagles may have to revolve it again during their game with the Oakland Raiders, considering their luck. But for now, Philadelphia is trusting that Nick Foles will make it through the entire afternoon with Oakland, although winning and scoring is another matter.
Since the Eagles are not playing at home against a divisional rival, perhaps they are much more likely to score their first offensive touchdown in two games. All three Eagles' wins have come on the road and at the expense of sub .500 teams, so the Raiders would seem to be the perfect opponent.
Oakland is one of the few teams with a less dangerous passing attack than Philadelphia in recent weeks, Nevertheless, Terrelle Pryor has made up for it with his legs, as he set a Raiders record with a 93-yard touchdown run on Oct. 27 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thanks to that run and win, the Raiders are in place to get to .500 with a victory.
The NFC East is a division where the first place Dallas Cowboys are at 4-4, which is why the 3-5 Eagles still have some hope. In contrast, the AFC West won't have a single team with a losing record by the end of the day if the Raiders win. Given that the Eagles have already lost to the San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos this year, it gives them another reason to count their blessings for their own division.
Traditionally, the Raiders aren't a team that handles chances for prosperity well, much like the Eagles in recent years. But if Philadelphia is to find some prosperity again and stop the bleeding, it needs Foles to play like he did in New York and Tampa Bay, and not like in Lincoln Financial Field two weeks ago.
At this point, it will be a win if the Eagles don't have to bring Matt Barkley off the bench yet again. Foles will make progress just by finishing the game and avoiding another concussion, although winning would be an added bonus. With another loss, however, winning will be a lesser issue in Philadelphia this season.
The Eagles and their quarterbacks will take the field in Oakland at 4:05 p.m. est on FOX.