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Fourth Quarter Review: Eagles Win 49-20

Posted Nov 3, 2013

Starting the 4th quarter with a 49-13 lead, the Raiders started with the ball deep in their own territory. After picking up two first downs, the Raiders were stopped on third down when Terrelle Pryor was sacked by Mychal Kendricks.

Following a Raiders punt, Nick Foles took the field in search of setting the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a game, but the Eagles went three-and-out on the ensuing drive. On third down, Foles had plenty of time to throw, but he couldn’t find an open man and wisely decided to throw the ball away.

After another punt from Donnie Jones, the Raiders took over and moved the ball into Eagles territory. But once again, the Eagles defense came up with another big play, as Patrick Chung broke up a pass that landed into the hands of Connor Barwin for the interception (the first of his NFL career).

With 9:23 left on the clock, Matt Barkley came in to relieve Foles of his quarterback duties. Foles finished the day 22-28 for 406 yards and an NFL record-tying seven touchdowns. He finished the afternoon with a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3. Barkley and company would not be able to pick up a first down, as a third down pass to Zach Ertz came up just shy of the first-down.

Terrelle Pryor walked to the locker room with an injury while the Eagles had the ball, and rookie Matt McGloin entered the game for his first taste of NFL action. Running back Rashad Jennings led the way for the Raiders on the drive, taking Oakland into Eagles territory. With the Eagles defensive backups on the field, Jennings took the ball to the 10 yard line, but the Eagles defense held from there, stopping the Raiders on four straight plays to give the ball back to offense with 4:47 to play.

The teams would trade possessions in the final minutes, and the Raiders would score late on a Jeremy Stewart two-yard run, but as the game came to a close it was all about Foles, who became just the third quarterback in NFL history with seven touchdowns and no interceptions in a game, with Peyton Manning and Y.A. Tittle as the only other two.

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