The Oakland Raiders were straight out blown away by the Philadelphia Eagles who had an almost flawless performance offensively. One of the best units of the Oakland Raiders, which is the secondary, strictly had a meltdown as it allowed seven passing touchdowns. The final score 49-20, Eagles.
The Raiders’ defense was overwhelmed by quarterback Nick Foles of the Eagles who threw for a record tying seven touchdowns, who Peyton Manning accomplished in the first week of this NFL season against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Oakland Raiders’ defense, who was performing better than the offense throughout the season, so far, could not handle the Philadelphia offense that came out of nowhere, totaling 542 yards, which was less than what the Raiders offense got, 560 yards.
The difference was the passing seven touchdowns! Clearly the secondary fell apart when it mattered the most. The secondary unit will have a lot of homework this week.
The Raiders’ offense did what it could and did not do too bad. Terrelle Pryor threw for 288 yards; however, he was picked twice and sacked twice. The two touchdowns were rushing touchdowns by running back Rashaad Jennings and fullback Jeremy Stewart.
Where was Darren McFadden? Oh yeah, he got hurt again! McFadden strained his hamstring and did not play the second half. What a surprise!
Also, Pryor left the game late due to a knee injury that is reported to not be a serious one. Matthew McGloin stepped into the field and did his job, but it was already way too late.
In the end, the Oakland Raiders were crushed by a team that has been struggling. This was suppose to be a win for the Raiders; instead, it was a heart crushing loss. Once again, the Raiders are failing with consistency and not fulfilling their expectations.