Derek Carr shines, Raiders beat Eagles 33-22

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Rich Bisaccia is now 2-0 as the head coach of the Raiders.

The Raiders rattled off 30 straight points after falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter and then went into cruise control to finish off a 33-22 victory. The win moves the Raiders to 5-2 on the season and the Eagles will head back to Philly with a 2-5 mark.

Derek Carr continued his strong start to the 2021 season by going 31-of-34 for 323 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the win. The interception was the only real blemish on the day as Carr threw behind running back Jalen Richard in the red zone, but he made up for it with touchdown throws to Bryan Edwards and Foster Moreau. Moreau had six catches for 60 yards to help make Darren Waller‘s absence a non-factor for the AFC West club.

Running back Josh Jacobs picked up 68 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown before leaving with a chest injury. Kenyan Drake took over and finished with 79 yards and a touchdown of his own.

Las Vegas has a bye next week, so Jacobs will have time to heal before they return to action against the Giants on November 7.

The Eagles started with a touchdown, but their offense went nowhere for most of the second and third quarters of the game. They did drive the ball to the one-yard-line late in the third quarter, but quarterback Jalen Hurts couldn’t handle a shotgun snap and Cory Littleton recovered for Las Vegas. Yannick Ngakoue had two sacks and the Raiders also forced a fumble by running back Kenneth Gainwell in the first half.

Hurts was 18-of-34 for 236 yards and two touchdowns and he added 61 rushing yards, but too much of that came when the Raiders were comfortably ahead after halftime. He’ll try to do better in Detroit next weekend.

32 responses to “Derek Carr shines, Raiders beat Eagles 33-22

  1. Great team win!! Long live the Silver & Black. Im glad Chucky is gone the new coach is doing great pulling the guys together. Maybe the playoffs this year? Long time since they’ve been any good.

  2. I’m glad the Raiders were able to take care of business again. These are the kind of trap games we’ve lost a lot in the past. I do wish the defense wouldn’t take its foot off the pedal with a big lead, but I’m happy with the win.

  3. If Bisaccia takes the Raiders to the playoffs, is he the lead horse for coach of the year?

  4. At this rate Nick Siriani may not make it through the year. This team has been hot garbage despite having a fair amount of talent. They had about 2 decent quarters since their opener. Playcalling atrocious. Penalties atrocious. His explanations are even worse.

  5. Cowboys fan here. Even when they don’t play, at least the Eagles made it a good Sunday. Fly Eagles, fly…ooh, watch out for that tree! 😂

  6. 31 of 34 completed but you mention the one bad pass that was defected by Richard and ended up right into a Eagles player.

  7. ELITE Derek Carr, they think he’s a game manager LOL, I’m telling you, Bisaccia is Arians 2.0. BA got the job after unpredictable circumstances with Pagano’s leukemia. Now Bisaccia can earn himself a perminant head coaching job after unpredictable circumstances surrounding Gruden’s resignation. Raiders win the Super Bowl over Brady, my Cards WON’T WIN!!!

  8. Im gonna stay humble for now even with our great record so far, so much season left. As long as the defense keeps getting after the QBs we got an offense thats top 3 we have a great chance. Lets Go Raiders.

  9. Lots of credit to the coaching staff for getting a particular group of players to FOCUS and avoid the inevitable distractions.

  10. worf1701d says:
    October 24, 2021 at 7:43 pm
    Cowboys fan here. Even when they don’t play, at least the Eagles made it a good Sunday. Fly Eagles, fly…ooh, watch out for that tree! 😂

    ——

    Win something this century and we’ll talk.

  11. The eagles offense is obviously bad… But, this is the worst eagles defense I’ve seen in a long long time… Not competitive at all… Gannon is over his head… It’s too early to tell on Sirianni… This defense has too much talent to look that overmatched though

  12. With the drama of the past three weeks, pretty amazing to be 5-2, and Carr is absolutely dealing

  13. RPO isn’t working for the Eagles when they do it almost every single play. As predictable as it gets.

    As usual the Eagles fail to adjust on both offense and defense.

    Sirianni and Gannon were promoted above their competence level. Hurts looked like trash until the 4th quarter when the raiders were playing pass prevent. 5 completions in the 1st half. Let the kid focus on trying to throw the ball instead of having him waste time trying to decide if he should run the ball every play.

  14. Love the new coach but he does the same thing gruden does starts prevent defense too early and starts running the ball to run out the clock to early

  15. LOL at Cowboys fans coming to this article and talking trash. 25 years of irrelevance leading to an inevitable first round play-off loss.

    Now, on to my Eagles. This product is a direct result of Jeff Lurie and Howie Rosemans ego and hubris. Consistent draft failures by trying to be smarter than everyone else in the room; Jalean Reagor, Davion Taylor, Sidney Jones, Derek Barnett, Andre Dillard – just a pathetic string.
    Hubris is demonstrated by hiring inexperienced coaches as HC and both coordinators and not demanding they put any experienced coaches on the staff
    That is all

  16. If there was only ONE play that epitomized the play calling/design difference from the first 5 games it was that throw to the FB Ingold #45. Unfortunately not a great throw that cost some yards but… they dialed up something like that out of a heavy set, THATS Andy Reid stuff. Those are the small differences that catch a team off guard. More of that would be great.

  17. Philly needs a QB. Hurts only produces when the team is down 3 touchdowns. Go play running back.

  18. Hey when do we start the “trash time stats” for Jalen “my play is bad it makes Eagle fans” Hurts.

  19. I love Eagles fans. They don’t realize no one cares about them!

    They love to say the Cowboys are irrelevant, and then 7 of the top viewed games are all Cowboys games. At the same time everyone is asking if Philly still has an NFL team. You tell people they are the green team. But then the reply is, “ isn’t that the Jets?” 😂 😂 😂

  20. People need to understand Gruden deserves credit for building this team. Yes it’s obvious Olson is a much better OC than Chucky, but this is still Gruden’s team.

  21. Last playoff run was when Carr was 100% healthy. He broke his leg that year and cracked his back the following season. Now that he’s finally back fully healthy (and confident) with a good D…..it’s no surprise the Raiders are back in the hunt.

  22. Dear Mr. Lurie,

    Please do not Siriani return for a second year. I would hate to see us waste three first round picks on this coaching staff.

    —A lifelong Eagles fan.

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