OAKLAND – It was a wild and entertaining first quarter at O.co Stadium that ended with the Eagles leading, 7-3.
Oakland received first. Two key plays kept Oakland’s opening drive alive. On a third-and-4 play from 14-yard line, quarterback Terrelle Pryor escaped pressure in his end zone – eluding
But the defense held, and King punted 36 yards to the Philadelphia 16-yard line, where return man
A holding penalty against
A pass to tight end
On second and 2 from there, McCoy was forced to the sideline for a loss of 1 yard, setting up a third-and-3 play from the 12. Foles went to Ertz over the middle for 10 yards to the 2-yard line, a key completion.
The Eagles scored on the next play, when Foles threw to tight end Brent Celek for Celek’s third touchdown of the season. Foles was 6 of 7 for 94 yards on the drive and the Eagles converted two third downs. Six receivers caught passes on the drive.
Oakland put together a 7-play, 74-yard drive on its next possession, with Pryor completing a crossing route to Rod Streater and and Streater turning up the sideline for a 66-yard gain to set up a Sebastian Janikowski 24-yard field goal to cut the Eagles lead to 7-3.
Then the Eagles moved the ball into scoring position, largely behind Brown’s outstanding running. Philadelphia gained 158 total yards in the quarter, 99 passing and 59 on the ground.