The Raiders and the Eagles will meet in Oakland on Sunday for the first time since Week 4, when the Eagles won the NFC East title with a 27-16 victory over the Raiders.
The Eagles lost that game 34-31 in Los Angeles.
The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
Here are five takeaways from that game: 1.
It will be an interesting contest between the two teams.
Eagles fans are probably going to feel more comfortable with Carson Wentz than the Raiders’ rookie quarterback.
They’re a team that lost to the Rams in Week 2 and have lost three straight games to start the season.
But the Eagles’ offense hasn’t been as explosive as it’s been.
The team is averaging 7.9 yards per play, but the Eagles are averaging 4.7.
The Raiders’ defense has been more consistent.
The Cowboys and Redskins are both allowing 6.7 yards per carry, while the Eagles have surrendered 7.8.
The two teams haven’t faced off on the road, so that could play a role in how the teams perform in this game.
If the Raiders win, the Eagles get a bye.
The Chargers won’t play a regular-season game until after their bye week.
That leaves the Eagles with the second game of their three-game road trip and a bye week in order to prepare.
If they lose, they would then face the Packers on Sunday.
Will the Eagles win?
I’m a little skeptical.
The last time the Eagles faced the Cowboys, they went out with a 14-0 lead.
The Giants won in overtime.
The only game the Eagles lost was to the Colts in Week 3.
Can Carson Wentson win?
Carson Wentland is the top quarterback in the draft, and he’s coming off a career year with the Eagles.
He threw for 4,247 yards and 16 touchdowns against only seven interceptions, while completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 2,724 yards and 27 touchdowns.
The Philadelphia Eagles have gone 7-3 in his rookie season, including a 6-1 record against the Rams.
He’ll have a chance to repeat those numbers.
Will Carson Wentzen’s teammates respond?
If Carson Wentzel doesn’t throw for 300 yards and five touchdowns in Sunday’s game, he will be held to 300 yards on the season, but I’m not sure if that’s going to be enough to offset the turnovers that he has allowed.
That might also help keep the Eagles on the right path in the AFC West.