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Christmas Day preview: Raiders vs. Eagles

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Christmas night, the Oakland Raiders faces the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The game will kick off at 8:30 pm on ESPN from South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Raiders come into this game with a 6-8 record. The Eagles have a 12-2 record.

According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Eagles have a 52% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. Their expert poll; however, says the Raiders have a 54% chance to win this game.

This is the Eagles second career game on Christmas Day and the first one in Philadelphia. They defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 23-7, on Christmas Day in 2006.

This is the 11th meeting between the teams since 1980. The Eagles have a 6-4 advantage in those games.

This game will be the first meeting since November 3rd, 2013 when the Eagles won 49-20. This will be the first meeting between these two teams in Philadelphia in 12-years, as they last played in South Philadelphia on September 25th, 2005 when the Eagles won 23-20.

The Raiders have not won in this series since October 18th, 2009 in Oakland when they won 13-9.

The Raiders have lost their past two regular season games, losing to the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys. They have not won a game since defeating the New York Giants, 24-17, on December 3rd, 2017.

The Eagles have won their past two games, besting the Giants and the Los Angeles Rams. They have not lost a game since being defeated by the Seattle Seahawks, 24-10, on December 3rd, 2017.

Oakland is averaging 20.1 points per game. Philadelphia is averaging 31.3 points per game.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has gone 289 of 458 for 3,113 passing yards. He has 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Marshawn Lynch leads the running backs with 163 carries for 695 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Jared Cook leads the receivers with 50 receptions for 638 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz — who will miss this game after suffering a torn ACL earlier this month — has gone 265 of 440 for 3,296 passing yards. He has 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Nick Foles will get his second straight game as the Eagles quarterback after Wentz went down with the ACL injury against the Rams.

LeGarrette Blount leads the running backs with 159 carries for 717 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Alshon Jeffery leads the receivers with 56 receptions for 781 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

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