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Eagles 19, Raiders 10
Dec. 25, 2017
Lincoln Financial Field
HOME SWEET, HOME
With their third straight win over the Raiders (6-9), the Eagles (13-2) clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Eagles went to the Super Bowl and lost 24-21 to New England the last time they earned home-field advantage following the 2004 regular season.
THE DEFENSE RESTS
After Jake Elliott kicks a 48-yard field goal to snap a 10-all deadllock with 22 seconds left, four plays later Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett returns a Jalen Richard fumble 23 yards for a score after a botched lateral on Oakland's final play from scrimmage. For the game, the Eagles force four turnovers, allow 274 total yards and stop the Raiders on 10 of 13 third-down tries. Oakland forces three turnovers, allows only 216 total yards and stops the Eagles on 13 of 14 third-down attempts.
The Raiders and Eagles trade turnovers on three straight possessions during a bizarre sequence in the third quarter. Oakland's Derek Carr throws an interception, the Eagles' Jay Ajayi fumbles followed by a fumble by the Raiders' Marshawn Lynch, his first lost fumble since Dec. 28, 2014. The teams combine for seven turnovers in the game, all in the second half.
OFF THE MARK
The Eagles' Nick Foles and the Raiders' Derek Carr struggle to find a passing rhythm. Foles is 19 of 38 passing for 163 yards with a TD and a pick. On the positive, he completes four straight passes for 21 yards to set up Jake Elliott's winning field goal. Oakland's Carr finishes 15 of 29 for 140 yards with a TD and two picks. Carr hits Amari Cooper with a 66-yard TD catch-and-run during the second quarter, but the Raiders QB has only 14 completions for 74 yards on his other 28 passing attempts.
BY THE NUMBERS
0: Receptions by the Raiders' Michael Crabtree, who can't hold a pass in the end zone on third-and-3 from the Eagles' 6 early in third quarter
2-10: Oakland's record the past 12 Monday night games.
4-9: Raiders' record the past 13 games after a 2-0 start this season.
7: Combined turnovers by the Raiders (four) and Eagles (three), all in the second half.
7-0: Eagles' home record this season.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Eagles' Nick Foles had thrown 170 consecutive passes without an interception before being picked off by Raiders safety Reggie Nelson during the fourth quarter. Foles' streak was the longest active streak in the league.
The Eagles lead the regular-season series 7-5, but the Raiders hold a 1-0 advantage in postseason meetings.
The Raiders fall to 5-20 the past 25 games in the Eastern Time Zone.