Raiders Stun Eagles 13-9

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The Oakland Raiders defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 13-9 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in 2009 Regular Season Week 6 action. The Raiders defense sacked Eagles QB Donovan McNabb six times and TE Zach Miller hauled in an 86-yard TD pass from QB JaMarcus Russell.

The Raiders won the opening coin toss and elected to receive. The Silver and Black went three-and-out and P Shane Lechler blasted a 57-yard punt that was returned to the Eagles 28. The Raiders defense returned the favor with a three-and-out of their own when DE Trevor Scott sacked QB Donovan McNabb on 3rd and 8.

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After QB JaMarcus Russell was sacked on first down, the Raiders next drive failed to get out of the gates and Lechler punted the ball away. After a touchback, Philadelphia took over at their 20. Another Scott sack brought the Eagles next drive to an end and Sav Rocca came on to punt for a second time.

The Raiders punted the ball back to the Eagles who used a 51-yard pass to WR DeSean Jackson to set up a K David Akers 45-yard field goal and take a 3-0 lead. Akers has missed from 43 yards out earlier in the quarter.

The Raiders responded when Russell hit TE Zach Miller over the middle and Miller used tremendous downfield blocking to race 86 yards for the score. K Sebastian Janikowski's PAT gave the Raiders a 7-3 lead late in the first quarter.

The Eagles drove to the Raiders 43 before the drive stalled. Rocca's punt was fair caught by WR Johnnie Lee Higgins at the Oakland 13. Janikowski capped an 12-play, 76-yard drive with a 29-yard field goal to put the Raiders up 10-3.

Janikowski's ensuing kickoff bounced through the end zone for a touchback and the Eagles took over at their 20. A DE Richard Seymour sack brought Eagles next possession to an end at the Raiders 35 and Rocca came on to punt. Rocca's punt took a funny hop and bounced into the end zone for a touchback.

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The Raiders next drive ended when a Russell pass intended for Miller was intercepted and returned to the Oakland 40. Akers cut the Raiders lead to 10-6 with a 43-yard field goal with 11 seconds left in the second quarter. After the ensuing kickoff and 20-yard RB Justin Fargas run, the Raiders took that 10-6 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Eagles got the ball to start the second half. Philadelphia drove into Raiders territory before the drive stalled. Akers came on and missed a 47-yard field goal attempt and the Raiders took over at their own 37 with 11:25 left in the third quarter.

The Raiders drove to the Eagles 40 before failing to convert on 4th and 1 and Philadelphia took over on downs. The Raiders then forced the Eagles to punt thanks to a DE Jay Richardson sack. The Raiders took over at their own 14 after the Rocca punt.

The Silver and Black drove out to their own 40 before Philadelphia forced a punt. After Lechler's punt and Jackson's return, the Eagles took over at their own 25. The Raiders forced a three-and-out and Rocca came on to punt. After the punt, the Raiders took over at their own 18.

Again, the Raiders moved out to their 40 but were forced to punt. Philadelphia took over at their own 14 after the punt and return. The Raiders held the Eagles to a three and out and Rocca's punt went out of bounds at the Oakland 40.

Janikowski capped a 7-play, 32-yard drive with a 46-yard field goal to put the Raiders up 13-6 with 10:25 left in the 4th quarter.

The Raiders sixth quarterback sack of the day ended the Eagles next drive as Philadelphia went three and out. After the Rocca punt and Higgins' return, the Silver and Black took over at their own 26. The Eagles defense returned the favor with a three-and-out of their own. After the punt and Jackson's return, Philadelphia took over at their own 31.

Akers capped a five-play, 42-yard drive with a 45-yard field goal that cut the Raiders lead to 13-9 with 6:06 left in the game.

CB Jonathan Holland fielded the ensuing kickoff in the end zone for a touchback and the Raiders took over at their own 20. The Raiders drove out to their own 42 before the Eagles forced a punt. Jackson called for and made fair catch at their own 20.

The Eagles drive ended when they were unable to convert on 4th and 4 at the Oakland 44 and the Raiders took over on downs with 2:14 left to play. The Raiders were able to run out the clock to secure the victory.

The Raiders improve to 2-4 on the season and face the New York Jets at the Oakland Coliseum next Sunday.

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