Here are the game notes from the Oakland Raiders Christmas game against the Philadelphia Eagles, presented by Microsoft Surface.
Raiders 10, Eagles 19
The Raiders were defeated by the Eagles by a score of 19-10, to bring Oakland to 6-9 on the year with one game left in the 2017 season.
The loss gives the Silver and Black a 5-7 record in the all-time series against Philadelphia and give the Eagles a two-game winning streak over Oakland. The Raiders’ last win against Philadelphia came on Oct. 18, 2009.
The Raiders finish the season 1-3 against the NFC East.
The Raiders are now 38-28-1 in Monday Night Football contests.
The Raiders will conclude their 2017 campaign on the road where they will face the Chargers in Los Angeles.
Starters - Offense
WR Derek Carr
LT David Sharpe
LG Kelechi Osemele
RG Gabe Jackson
RT Marshall Newhouse
TE Jared Cook
TE Lee Smith
QB Derek Carr
TE Vadal Alexander
Starters - Defense
DE Denico Autry
NT Justin Ellis
DE Khalil Mack
SLB Bruce Irvin
MLB NaVorro Bowman
CB TJ Carrie
LCB Dexter McDonald
RCB Sean Smith
SS Karl Joseph
*LB NaVorro Bowman *led the team in tackles (seven - six solo) for the eighth time since joining the team in October.
QB Derek Carr broke his tie for fourth place in NFL history for the most touchdown passes (102) through a player’s first four seasons.
*WR Amari Cooper *hauled in his sixth touchdown reception of 2017, tying his single-season career high from his rookie year (2015).
*S Reggie Nelson *recorded his first interception of 2017, and leads all active players with 36 picks since 2007. Nelson also added three passes defensed and a forced fumble.
*DL Jihad Ward *recorded his first career sack.
The defense has recorded multiple sacks in each of the last five games.
The defense held the Eagles to 216 total net yards in tonight’s contest (138 passing, 78 rushing). Coming into tonight’s contest, the Eagles ranked third in the NFL, averaging 386.9 total yards per game.
The Eagles were 1-for-14 (7.14%) on third down in tonight’s contest. Coming into week 16, the Eagles ranked first in the NFL on third down with a success rate of 45.4 percent.
The Raiders’ rushing attack accounted for 137 yards on 33 carries (4.2 avg.), marking the ninth game this season the team has surpassed 100 yards on the ground. The 137 yards on the ground were the most allowed by the Eagles defense in 2017.
**DL Denico Autry
On third-and-12 from the Philadelphia 25-yard line, Autry took down QB Nick Foles for the team’s second sack of the evening, good for a 16-yard loss.
Autry’s sack marked his fifth of the season, increasing his single-season career high.
Autry’s sack was his lone stop of the contest.
QB Derek Carr
Carr led a three-play, 74-yard touchdown drive (1:24) in the second quarter to tie the game at seven apiece when he found WR Amari Cooper for a 63-yard score.
Carr’s touchdown pass was his 102nd of his career, breaking his tie with Andrew Luck for the fourth-most touchdown passes in NFL history through a player's first four seasons. Carr trails Dan Marino (142), Peyton Manning (111) and Russell Wilson (106), for the most touchdowns in NFL history through his first four seasons.
Carr finished the first half completing 8-of-12 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown, earning a passer rating of 126.4, his third-highest first-half passer rating of 2017.
Carr finished the game completing 15-of-29 passes for 140 yards, adding one touchdown and two interceptions to finish with a 48.1 passer rating.
WR Amari Cooper
In his return to action following his recent ankle injury, Cooper took a *QB Derek Carr *pass 63 yards to the end zone with 12:46 remaining in the first half to tie the game at seven.
Cooper’s touchdown reception was his eighth score of at least 30 yards since 2016, tied for the second-most such scores in the NFL during that time frame.
Cooper’s 63 yards receiving in the first half were his second-highest output during a single game in 2017.
Cooper finished the game with 66 yards receiving on three receptions (22.0 avg.). His 66 yards receiving led the team.
RB Marshawn Lynch
Lynch rushed for his second-highest single-game output in 2017, rushing for 95 yards on 25 attempts (3.8 avg.).
Lynch needs just 98 yards to become the 23rd player in NFL history to surpass 10,000 career rushing yards.
S Reggie Nelson
With 4:05 left in the third quarter, Nelson recorded his first forced fumble of the season, which was recovered by CB TJ Carrie.
In the fourth quarter, Nelson added his first interception of the season and returned it three yards.
Nelson ranks first among active players with 36 interceptions since 2007.
Nelson finished second on the team in tackles (six), while adding three passes defensed, a forced fumble and an interception.
DL Jihad Ward
On second-and-10 from the Philadelphia 22-yard line, Ward took down QB Nick Foles for his first career sack, good for a 9-yard loss.
The sack marked the team’s first of the evening.
Ward’s sack was his lone stop of the evening.
*G/T Vadal Alexander *started as an extra tight end tonight, his fourth start of 2017.
*LB NaVorro Bowman *led the team with seven tackles, marking the eighth time he’s done so in his nine games with the Raiders this season.
RB Jalen Richard *totaled 56 yards from scrimmage (42 rushing, 14 receiving). *T David Sharpe *made his first career NFL start with *T Donald Penn missing his first start in 170 straight games.