After knocking off the Steelers in Oakland last week, the Raiders play host to the Eagles to try and make it a clean Pennsylvania sweep. At the same time they are trying to get to .500 at the midway point of their season. Something that would have been considered highly unlikely before the season started. But here they are.
Where: O.co Coliseum, Oakland CA
When: 1:05pm Pacific time
TV: Fox (Live local) Announcers Chris Myers, Tim Ryan
Radio: 95.7 The Game (Bay Area)
Online: NFL Game Rewind 9pm Pacific Time
Let's get caught up on last week
The Raiders won ugly last week, just escaping the Steelers 21-18 despite holding a 21-3 lead at halftime. Among the highlights of the game was an NFL record 93-yard touchdown run by Terrelle Pryor on the first play of the game. The offense stumbled in the second half and the Steelers were able to capitalize to make it pretty tense at the end. Looking much better was the injury report. There were no players lost for the Raiders in that game.
Come Monday, the news got even better as Dennis Allen said the team would be getting linebacker Miles Burris and offensive tackle, Menelik Watson back.
The Eagles also got good news on the injury front as quarterback Nick Foles was cleared to practice from the concussion that kept him out of last Sunday's game.
The Raiders also re-signed defensive end, Brian Sanford, after having cut him prior to last week's game.
To get the inside scoop of the Eagles, check out this week's Five Good Questions with blogger Brandon Gowton from Bleeding Green Nation.
Read what Dennis Allen had to say about practicing to face the Eagles' up-tempo offense.
Raiders special teams coordinator, Bobby April, will play against the team who fired him last off-season after three seasons with them.
DeSean Jackson comes back to the Bay Area where he played his college ball at Cal.
Second year quarterback, Nick Foles, will get the start with Mike Vick out with injury. Foles has thrown 6 touchdowns with zero interceptions four appearances (2 starts).
The Raiders have the second best run defense in the league over the past four games and the sixth best over the entire season. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is the league's number one rusher with 733 yards on the season. Something's got to give. And if the way the Raiders handled the second leading rusher, Jamaal Charles, is any indication, it won't be the Raiders run defense that does the giving.