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Eagles get Christmas win over Raiders

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Philadelphia Eagles fans received a late Christmas gift from their team. They defeated the Oakland Raiders, 19-10, on Monday evening at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday Night Football from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Eagles improved to 13-2 on the season, including a perfect 7-0 at home this season. The Raiders fell to 6-9 this season and dropped to 2-5 on the road this season.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi reacts in the first quarter of the Christmas night game against the Oakland Raiders (Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi reacts in the first quarter of the Christmas night game against the Oakland Raiders (Getty Images)

The Eagles also clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs with the win. They will receive a first-round bye, then they will have home-field advantage at Lincoln Financial Field before potentially making it to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This is the second-time in Eagles franchise history that they won 13 games. The other time was in 2004 when they advanced to Super Bowl XXXIX, before losing 24-21 to the New England Patriots.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles — who made his second straight start after Carson Wentz went down with a season-ending torn ACL injury earlier this month — went 19 of 38 for 163 passing yards. He had one touchdown and one interception.

Jay Ajayi had 14 carries for 52 yards. Corey Clement had two carries for 14 yards and LeGarrette Blount had five carries for 12 yards.

Zach Ertz had nine receptions for 81 yards. Nelson Agholor had four receptions for 35 yards. Ajayi also had two receptions for 21 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown.

Eagles kicker Jake Elliott made two field goals, including a 48-yard field goal with 22 seconds left in the contest.

Eagles rookie defensive end Derek Barnett had a 23-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, as the time expired. The two-point conversion failed.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr went 15 of 29 for 140 passing yards. He also had one touchdown and two interceptions.

Marshawn Lynch had 25 carries for 95 yards. Jalen Richard had four carries for 42 yards.

Amari Cooper had three receptions for 66 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown reception. Seth Roberts also had three receptions for 23 yards. Lee Smith also had two receptions for 16 yards.

Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio also made a field goal.

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