Raiders coach says team will bounce back

  • Eagles quarterback Nick Foles scrambles away from Raiders defensive tackle Pat Sims on Sunday in Oakland (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

ALAMEDA — The Raiders could do little more than lick their wounds and move forward 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 launchpad 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.”

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