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Domo's grades for Eagles-Raiders

Chip Kelly and Nick Foles. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Chip Kelly and Nick Foles. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Chip Kelly and Nick Foles. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer) Gallery: Eagles 49, Raiders 20

After each game, the Daily News' Paul Domowitch offers his grades on the Eagles' performance.

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RUSHING OFFENSE

With Nick Foles having his way with the Raiders’ defense, the Eagles didn’t run very much — just 10 times in the first half and 18 times in the first three quarters. LeSean McCoy had more of an impact as a receiver than as a rusher (44 yards on 12 carries), but Bryce Brown had his best game of the season (54 yards on seven carries).

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    Grade: B

    PASSING OFFENSE

    Nick Foles had the game of his career, completing 22 of 28 passes for 406 yards and tying the franchise record for touchdown passes with seven. DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper combined for 10 receptions, 289 yards and four TDs, three by Cooper, who made mincemeat of the rookie corner D.J. Hayden.

    Grade: A-plus

    RUN DEFENSE

    The Eagles had problems containing quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who rushed for 94 yards on 10 carries, including a 35-yard bolt that set up the Raiders’ first touchdown. Rashad Jennings became the first running back to rush for 100 yards against the Eagles, but 50 of it came in the fourth quarter.

    Grade: B

    PASS DEFENSE

    For the second straight week, the Eagles didn’t allow a touchdown pass and held Terrelle Pryor to a 53.6 completion percentage. They sacked him three times and got effective pressure on him most of the day. They intercepted him twice in the second half, giving them 10 in nine games and eight in the last five.

    Grade: B-plus

    SPECIAL TEAMS

    Donnie Jones had another excellent game. He had a 64-yard punt and finished with a 43.2 net average. None of his six punts was returned. DeSean Jackson handled punt returns and had a 32-yard return, the Eagles’ longest of the season. Brandon Boykin, who returned kickoffs for the first time this season, had a 41-yard return, also the team’s longest of the season.

    Grade: A

    OVERALL

    Nick Foles and the offense bounced back in a big way, putting up 542 yards and 49 points against a defense that was ranked 10th in yards allowed and 12th in points allowed. Bill Davis’ defense turned in another solid effort.

    Grade: A

    Paul Domowitch Daily News Staff Writer
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