ALAMEDA, Calif. --The Oakland Raiders could do little more than lick their wounds and move forward Monday after a face-plant that more than one player called "embarrassing" in its aftermath.
All the optimism generated by talk of using the Philadelphia Eagles as a launching pad to a .500 record and beyond in the second half of the season morphed into an unwanted exercise in correcting mistakes.
Given that Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes in a 49-20 win at O.co Coliseum on Sunday, there were a lot of mistakes to correct.
"We didn't play well. We've got to own that," Raiders coach Dennis Allen said during his weekly news conference. "We're all responsible for it, everybody, coaches and players... . It's one game, it's one loss. We're obviously disappointed in the manner it happened, but it's still one loss."
Allen sees preparing for the New York Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium as the perfect tonic to put the Eagles debacle behind the Raiders.
"There's no question there's a bad taste in our mouths right now, but that one's over with," Allen said. "I can promise you there is going to be a bunch of guys ready to get back to work and practice Wednesday."
There was no definitive word on injured players, but it appeared that quarterback Terrelle Pryor is a more likely participant against the Giants with a sprained ankle than running back Darren McFadden is with a hamstring strain.
Pryor moved well enough in the locker room to remove a couple items from his locker and make it out the door without taking questions, and Allen seemed optimistic about Pryor's condition.
"He seemed to be doing pretty good this morning," Allen said. "We'll see how he's doing tomorrow."
As for McFadden, who missed a game this season with a hamstring strain, Allen said, "Obviously with hamstrings, you never know . . . there probably is a little bit more concern with Darren than there is with Terrelle."
Going over the game tape was not a revelatory experience for Allen in that everything he saw confirmed what he thought--the Raiders had a bad day and the Eagles had a great one.
"We understand the way we played is not indicative of the team we have in the locker room and not indicative of what we've put on the field at this point, and it won't be indicative of the team we'll put on the field going forward,"Allen said.
Foles, who completed 22 of 28 passes for 406 yards, was sacked twice but rarely pressured otherwise despite Allen's assertion that the Raiders used some pressure packages.
Given ample time, Foles completed five of six passes thrown 20 or more yards downfield for 200 yards and four touchdowns, according to the website Pro Football Focus.
"Hindsight is 20-20, and if I knew that he was going to be able to be that effective in throwing the ball downfield, maybe we could have brought a few more pressures and maybe affected him," Allen said. "But there wasn't a whole lot that we did in that game that did a lot to affect him."
--Other injuries the Raiders will be monitoring heading into Wednesday's practice are to wide receiver Rod Streater (hip), wide receiver Juron Criner (shoulder), tackle Matt McCants (toe), place-kicker Sebastian Janikowski (ribs) and linebacker Kaluka Maiava (ribs).
n While rookie cornerback DJ Hayden was conspicuous for giving up three receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns, Pro Football Focus figures had strong safety Brandian Ross targeted 11 times with 10 completions for 151 yards and four touchdowns.
--Allen was relatively pleased with the debuts of backup quarterback Matt McGloin and right tackle Menelik Watson, who might be in line to start.
--Philadelphia is the second team to throw seven touchdown passes against the Raiders. In 1981, Dan Fouts threw six touchdown passes with running back Chuck Muncie throwing a seventh touchdown pass on a halfback pass in a 55-21 win at the Coliseum.
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