The Eagles entered the third quarter leading the Oakland Raiders 28-13 and receiving the second-half kickoff. Cornerback
On the very first play from scrimmage, quarterback
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who accounted for 277 totals yards in the first half, could not get the Raiders offense going on their first drive of the half. The swarming Eagles defense got pressure up front, forcing a three-and-out and a punt.
The Eagles wasted little time striking again on offense. Two McCoy runs netted 11 yards. On the third play, Foles dropped back and pumped left before looking to his right, where a wide open Jackson had beaten cornerback Mike Jenkins – who held him and then fell down – and was streaking down the sidelines. Foles delivered a perfect strike and hit Jackson in stride. He strolled into the end zone for a 46-yard touchdown and a 42-13 Eagles lead.
The Eagles defense forced another Raiders punt after just six plays, but then the offense uncharacteristically went three-and-out. The Raiders would only manage four plays on the next drive before punting again. The Eagles offense went back to work and hit on a big play immediately. Foles launched a deep, 59-yard pass down the middle of the field, which Jackson caught with a defender draped all over him. Two plays later, Foles hit Cooper in the back of the end zone for his seventh touchdown pass of the game, tying both the Eagles and NFL record.
On the next Raiders drive, Pryor was intercepted by cornerback
At the end of the third quarter, the Eagles held a commanding 49-13 lead.