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Eagles, Raiders All Tied Up Entering Fourth Quarter

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With one quarter to go, the Eagles and Raiders exchanged turnovers and field goals in 10-10 tie.

On the Raiders' opening drive of the game, Philadelphia's defense came away with a stop on fourth-and-2 forcing a turnover on downs. The offense took over from its own 42 yard-line.

The Eagles pounded the ball on the ground midway through the first quarter. Running back Corey Clement converted on a fourth-and-1 attempt and Ajayi polished off the drive with a 17-yard touchdown on a screen pass from quarterback Nick Foles. On the score, Ajayi passed 1,000 yards from scrimmage on the season.

The Raiders responded with a score of their own in the second quarter. Quarterback Derek Carr launched one to wide receiver Amari Cooper who beat cornerback Jalen Mills one-on-one on a double move for a 63-yard touchdown down the right sideline.

An offensive holding call against Raiders guard Gabe Jackson negated a 45-yard reception from Cooper that would have placed the Raiders at the Philadelphia 2-yard line. The Eagles were able to force a punt two plays later.

A defensive holding call against cornerback Dexter McDonald kept the offense on the field just under the two-minute warning. Kicker Jake Elliott was unable, however, to convert on a 33-yarder to leave the game knotted at 7-7.

The Raiders received the ball to start the third quarter and connected on a 25-yard field goal to take a 10-7 lead.

A few minutes later, the teams engaged in a bizarre exchanging of turnovers.

Cornerback Patrick Robinson gave the Eagles a sorely needed spark when he intercepted a pass at the Philadelphia 37 and returned it to the Oakland 44. On the offense's first play, however, Ajayi fumbled the ball and it was recovered by the Raiders. When the Raiders took over, defensive end Vinny Curry forced Marshawn Lynch to fumble the ball and it was recovered by safety Rodney McLeod at the Oakland 30.

Elliott would later convert on a 45-yard field goal to even the game up at 10 apiece. The Raiders will take over from their own 45-yard line to start the fourth.

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Oakland Raiders, 19-10. This win clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

Third Quarter Leaders

Passing:

Nick Foles: 15-29, 142 yards, TD

Derek Carr: 10-17, 127 yards, TD

Receiving:

Jay Ajayi: 2 catches, 21 yards, TD

Amari Cooper: 63 yards, TD

Zach Ertz: 7 catches, 73 yards

Rushing:

Jay Ajayi: 11 carries, 52 yards, FUM

Marshawn Lynch: 17 carries, 84 yards

Defense:

Jihad Ward: 1 sack, 9 yards

Vinny Curry: FF

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