- Tarrian Rodgers
Raiders take care of the Eagles and go into their bye leading in their division, 33-22
On national tight end day the Raiders were without one of the league's most premiere at the position in Darren Waller. The loss of Waller was huge but it didn’t impact the Raiders offense on Sunday as Derek Carr was able to make big play after big play to lift his home Raiders to a home win.
Carr completed 31 of 34 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns. He was highly efficient and led the offense to 33 points without Darren Waller and Josh Jacobs for most of the day.The team totaled over 440 yards on offense in another fantastic performance The Raiders defense also continues to impress after forcing four turnovers a week ago. The Raiders defense was able to force two more this week.
As for the Eagles they started off the game hot and marched out to a 7-0 lead. After their defense was able to intercept Carr in the red zone. It seemed when the team finally started gaining traction Eagles running back Miles Sanders got hurt. The Eagles' game plan appeared to be based largely around Sanders. He rushed six times for 30 yards before leaving the game. The offense was largely ineffective once Sanders was removed from the game.
The Raiders improve their record to 2-0 in the Rich Bissaccia era and they get a much needed bye week. In order to go on a strong second half run Raiders running back Josh Jacobs and tight end Darren Waller need to get healthy. Raiders also have time to bring back some key players on defense and offensive line after the bye concludes.
Eagles travel to play the winless Lions. The Eagles need to find consistency on the offensive end. They seem to play well in garbage time but don’t put it all together to win a full 60 minute game.