The Eagles head to Oakland on Sunday to face the Raiders in the “Black Hole.”
It is always tough for a team to fly across the country, for the Eagles, they find themselves reeling from two straight NFC East losses, and are now starring down the barrel of facing Oakland and Green Bay. The Birds need to be careful, as the Raiders sit at 3-5, but are very strong at home.
The Raiders boast the leagues 10th ranked defense and the 26th ranked offense. Terrelle Pryor is the quarterback for the Raiders and he is a dual-threat quarterback who is just as dangerous with his arm as he is with his legs.
The Eagles have regressed on offense (now ranked 5th) but have shown an improvement on defense, that now ranks 31st.
Let’s get to the breakdown.
Quarterback: Terrelle Pryor vs. Nick Foles
Advantage: Push. This game comes down to which Nick Foles and which Terrelle Pryor each team sees. If the Eagles get Foles from the Tampa Bay game, the Birds could be looking at a win. If they don’t, well, the Black Hole can be a dangerous place for a young, confidence-lacking quarterback.
In Pryor, the Raiders have Chip Kelly’s ideal quarterback. Pryor is …read more