Eagles Lack Balance On Offense; Upset By Raiders.

Posted: 18th October 2009 by Mike Lewis in NFL
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The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a surprising defeat to the Oakland Raiders 13-9 on Sunday. The Raiders were a team that many thought the Eagles would beat handily. They had lost to the Giants by a score of 44-7 the week before. After that game, Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce said it felt like a scrimmage. In the game, the Eagles converted just two of 16 third-down opportunities. They are the first team to fail to score a touchdown against the Raiders in three years. The Eagles offense was inexplicably unbalanced. They attempted 46 passes while running just 14 times. This made the offense one dimensional and allowed the Raiders defense to focus on defending the pass. Donovan McNabb completed 22 of 46 passes for 269 yards. He was under constant pressure and was sacked six times. Left tac ...

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