The Eagles are set to take on the Raiders in a game that features two teams that are trying to find their way back to respectability. At 3-4, the Raiders have had several peaks, valleys and Matt Flynn this season, but are still in a position to have their best season since they went to the Super Bowl in 2002. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor has an arm but is also a fantastic scrambler similar to Michael Vick. The 6-foor-4, 232-pound passer is lethal one the ground and has really come into his own this season. In Week 8, he set the record for the longest quarterback run in NFL history, with a 93-yard trek to the end zone against the Steelers.
The Eagles will start Nick Foles against Oakland, in what will be a redemption game for the young passer. He had an atrocious performance in his last start against the Cowboys, but if he can bounce back, Foles may hold on to the starting gig. If the Eagles defense can continue to improve, the Eagles may pull off the victory.
When and Where to Watch
4:05 p.m. ET
The Eagles are 5-5 in the regular season against the Raiders in their all-series, but 5-6 overall, which includes Super Bowl XV in 1981. The Eagles are 1-2 in their last three games against the Raiders. In 11 meetings, the Raiders have outscored the Eagles 239-170.
Check out Silver and Black Pride for the Raiders' perspective on today's scheduled game.
RB Jeremy Stewart (2012 Training Camp)
- The Raiders like Pennsylvania schools. WR Rod Streater (Temple), QB Matthew McGloin (Penn State), Stefan Wisniewski (Penn State), G Lucas Nix (Pittsburgh), DE Jack Crawford (Penn State) and DT Brian Sanford (Temple) all went to college in Pennsylvania. LS Jon Condo grew up in Philipsburg, PA but went to the University of Maryland.
- It is a homecoming for several Eagles. QB Matt Barkley, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Jeff Maehl, TE Zach Ertz, RB Chris Polk, OG Julian Vandervelde, LB Mychal Kendricks, LB Casey Matthews and S Pat Chung are all from California.
- Trent Cole has had 4 tackles and 1 sack in his two meetings against the Raiders.
- DeSean Jackson had six catches for 94 yards in his last trip to Oakland.
- Brent Celek had four catches for 75 yards against Oakland in 2009.
- DeMeco Ryans has 32 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and seven pass deflections in six-career games against the Raiders. The best of his career came in his rookie year against Oakland, when he had 15 combined tackles, one sack, one interception and three pass deflections. He is 4-2 lifetime against the Raiders.
- Practice squad defensive end Brandon Bair was on the Raiders practice squad in 2012 and was on their training camp roster this summer. He was cut prior to the season.
- Chip Kelly was 13-3 against California schools during his four-year tenure as head coach at the University of Oregon.