Published: Tue, December 26, 2017
Sports | By Toni Houston

Eagles clinch top seed, but Foles has tough time vs Raiders

Eagles clinch top seed, but Foles has tough time vs Raiders

At the moment, the Vikings appear to be the biggest threat when it comes to taking away home-field advantage from the Eagles, and a loss on Saturday night to the Packers would have resulted in Pederson's team locking up the top seed before Monday's game.

Oakland will be without starting Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn after he suffered an ankle injury that required surgery Week 15.

That being said, we're still not quite sure who's going to be filling in for D.P., and it doesn't look like we'll really know until the Raiders kick off against the Eagles.

"It'll probably be Wednesday before I make a final decision on who plays", Pederson said. "The combination of guys". Foles targeted tight end Zach Ertz 14 times in the game.

Raiders: OT Vadal Alexander sustained a concussion. Like I said though, we won't know what Del Rio and his staff decides until Monday night. Well, they're also at their best when they're creating turnovers. The Raiders finished with 134 yards on the ground against the NFL's top-ranked run defense.

Obviously, the outcome of this game most likely would have been much different with Aaron Rodgers in the game after the Packers made a decision to rest their beloved quarterback since they have already been eliminated from the postseason, and now the pressure is on the Eagles to come through against the Raiders in front of a national audience.

Without Wentz running the offense, the Eagles have to rely on their defense to lead them to the Super Bowl. You'll see what I mean (I think).

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A series of short passes helped the Eagles get the Eagles to the 31-yardline and it was Jake Elliott (who made a 61-yarder to beat the Giants back in Week 3) who once again was the hero, drilling a 48-yarder to put the Birds ahead. It was clear Foles does not have the chemistry or timing with the Eagles receivers like Wentz had.

Once again, the status of No. 89 is up in the air for Monday night's game against the Eagles.

Moreover, his fellow WR Amari Cooper has been one of the biggest duds in the National Football League this year after coming in at a record pace through his first three National Football League campaigns.

Although his stats are down in 2017, Cooper is still a dynamic playmaker, and his presence alone forces defenses to take note.

Carr threw a 63-yard TD pass to Amari Cooper to tie it at 7 early in the second quarter. They will also be without the services of versatile offensive lineman Jon Felciano after he too was placed on the season-ending injured reserve (IR) list this week due to a concussion.

Earlier in the season, despite the offense's potent scoring punch, the Eagles seemed to be consistently hitting the under thanks to the defense's ability to keep opponents out of the end zone.

Still, playing for pride, Oakland almost spoiled Philadelphia's Christmas.

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