Birds Inoffensive

Not a great start. Jason Peters has left the field on a cart with a left knee injury. Donovan McNabb has been sacked twice and buried trying to throw once, on third down each time. Eagles can't figure out Oakland stunts, but McNabb did hit DeSean Jackson for 51 yards to set up a 45-yard David Akers field goal and a brief 3-0 lead.

Brief, because on the first play from scrimmage after the field goal, JaMarcus Russell found tight end Zach Miller wide open over the middle, Miller having run away from Jeremiah Trotter. Miller just kept rambling, through a Trotter tackle attempt, picking up blocks, most notably from Louis Murphy, who earlier had batted a ball and caused an interception. Murphy walled off Ellis Hobbs near the goal line as Miller completed an 86-yard TD play, for a 7-3 Raiders lead.

Stanford Routt was called for interference against Jeremy Maclin, negating an interception he ran for a touchdown that would have given the Raiders a double-digit lead.

Wow.

Previously:Wide receiver Kevin Curtis will miss his third consecutive game with knee problems today against Oakland. Curtis was among the inactives for the game.

The Eagles also have tweaked their roster at quarterback, with Kevin Kolb listed as the third quarterback. Last week, the Eagles kept Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick and Kolb all on the active roster. This week, with McNabb's injury status not an issue, Kolb was made the third QB, meaning he cannot play unless both McNabb and Vick are out of the game.

Left guard Todd Herremans and cornerback Dimitri Patterson are inactive with injuries, as expected. Wide receiver Brandon Gibson, linebacker Joe Mays, offensive lineman Mike McGlynn and defensive end Jason Babin also are inactive. Defensive tackle Trevor Laws is active, after being left out last week in the three-QB situation.

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