The Eagles had a good week to recover from their various dings and scrapes accumulated during last week's match against the Buccaneers. The team travels to Oakland this Sunday, leaving only one starter behind: guard Todd Herremans, who participated in practice but is still recovering from his foot injury Reserve cornerback Dimitri Patterson will also not travel due to a quad strain in addition to his recovering broken hand. The only other Eagle who might not see action is "starting" wide receiver Kevin Curtis, who's knee problems are keeping him listed as questionable. Curtis had full participation in all of this week's practice sessions, but will still be a game time decision. Either way, it's likely that Jeremy Maclin will see the majority of the snaps after his breakout, two-touchdown performance last week.
On the Raiders' side of the ball, halfback Darren McFadden has been ruled out with a knee injury. Starting outside linebacker Ricky Brown will also stay home with an ankle injury. Fullback Luke Lawton, a former Eagle, is listed as doubtful after an ankle injury kept him out of practice all week. Finally, starting defensive end Greg Ellis is listed as questionable with a bum knee. Not even counting the injured backups, that makes a lot of key players on the Raiders that will not/may not be playing. Throw in their 1-4 record and recent speculation of the team being emotionally dead, and you're looking at a pretty lopsided win for our Birds.