The Las Vegas Raiders were in a good position to go into the bye week on a high note, and they took care of business against the Philadelphia Eagles.
At the beginning of the Las Vegas Raiders matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, it looked a lot like the Chicago Bears game from a few weeks back. Playing at home against a lesser opponent, the Raiders allowed the Eagles to drive the length of the field and score a touchdown on their opening possession, getting out to a 7-0 lead.
It would get worse from there, as the Raiders marched down the field as well, but a tipped pass would end up resulting in an interception for Derek Carr deep in Eagles territory.
However, unlike the matchup against Chicago, the Raiders shook off the tough early start, dominating the Eagles the rest of the way. Sure, the Eagles scored a garbage touchdown with under four minutes left in the game, but by then, the Raiders had built a three-score lead and were in full control.
The huge advantage came thanks to the play of Carr, who completed 16 straight passes at one point, one shy of his career record. He utilized plenty of weapons with Darren Waller ruled inactive for this game, including Waller’s backup, Foster Moreau, who would score the Raiders’ first touchdown of the afternoon.
Raiders dominated the Eagles throughout
At one point, Las Vegas had scored 24 straight points, as Carr picked apart the Eagles defense, and the Raiders defense made life difficult for second-year Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. The combination of Yannick Ngakoue and Maxx Crosby dominated throughout, and the defense as a whole was opportunistic once again.
Ngakoue finished the game with two sacks and two passes defended.
Carr finished the game 31-of-34 in the contest, tossing two touchdowns against that early interception, and he was in control the entire way. Kenyan Drake ran the ball effectively once Josh Jacobs was ruled out with a chest injury, and has certainly earned that huge paycheck the past two weeks.
The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Philadelphia Eagles at home today, and here are the injuries, spread, stream, and television information for the matchup.
With the win, the Las Vegas moves to 5-2 on the season, and will certainly head into the bye week on a high note. This is two straight dominant efforts from the team, and based on what we are seeing with this offense now that Jon Gruden is not around, this is a team that must be feared the rest of the way.