Ever get a good Christmas present but the wrapping job was really bad?
That's kind of what happened at the Linc on Christmas night.
Nick Foles struggled and there was a ton of sloppy play. It still counts, but it's fair to question a lot about this team as the playoffs near. At least the defense really tightened up.
Late in the game, after a sloppy evening, Ronald Darby had a huge interception and the offense was finally able to do enough to get Jake Elliott into field goal range. The rookie hit a 48-yarder to win the game before the defense held one more time.
With the win, the Eagles improved to 13-2 and have a 13-win season for the second time in franchise history. The other one came in the 2004 Super Bowl season.
With the loss, the Raiders fell to 6-9 as their disappointing season continues. Oakland had high hopes coming into the year, but things haven't gone its way.
Foles threw an early touchdown pass, but the offense sputtered with him at quarterback Monday. The loss of Carson Wentz was really felt Monday and if this game was a glimpse into the future, you might want to hold off on buying those tickets to Minnesota.
The Darby interception gave Foles and the offense a chance. They did enough to get Elliott in field goal range.
The Eagles were 1 for 14 on third downs. That was an area where they excelled with Wentz, who found unique ways to make plays.
Zach Ertz had a good game statistically but got most of his yards in the first half.
Not a great game from Foles (see report card). Without Wentz, the offense just seemed limited Monday night.
Chris Long seemed to have a good game. He had a strip sack and had good pressure a lot of the game.
Jalen Mills was roasted on a double move (sluggo) in the first half. He was beaten on a double move last week too.
• The Eagles scored on the last meaningless play of the game (although it meant something to plenty of gamblers) to make the final score 19-10.
• Darby picked off a pass with just under a minute left to give the Eagles the ball back near midfield. After Foles moved the Eagles into field goal range, Elliott drilled a 48-yard game-winner.
• It looked like the Raiders were nearing a score to give them a late lead, but Malcolm Jenkins ripped the ball from Jalen Richard's hands to give the ball back to Foles and the offense. That came after Foles threw an interception on a high pass to Ertz.
• Late in the third quarter, there were three turnovers in 38 seconds. First, Patrick Robinson picked a pass off, then Jay Ajayi fumbled, then Marshawn Lynch fumbled. At the end of all that, Elliott hit a 35-yarder to tie the game at 10-10.
• Richard broke off a 34-yard run on the first drive of the second half and Giorgio Tavecchio hit a 25-yard field goal to give the Raiders a 10-7 lead.
• After a drive to get down to the Raiders' 15-yard line with seconds left in the first half, kicker Elliott missed a 33-yard chip shot that would have given the Eagles a lead. Instead, the score was 7-7 after two quarters.
• Mills, who came into the game with an ankle injury, was roasted by Amari Cooper on a sluggo route that went for 63 yards and a touchdown. The Eagles have given up five 60-plus-yard passes this year. No team has given up more.
• Foles threw a terrible pass early in the second quarter that was nearly a pick-6. Safety Reggie Nelson jumped the route and had daylight in front of him but dropped the pass.
• The Eagles opened up the scoring on their second drive of the game. After running the ball down the Raiders' throats, Foles threw a screen pass to Ajayi that went 17 yards for the touchdown.
Stefen Wisniewski (ankle) missed the game after being listed as questionable heading in. Chance Warmack started in his place.
The Eagles will finish out the regular season next weekend, on New Year's Eve, with a 1 p.m. kickoff at home against the Cowboys, who have already been eliminated from playoff contention.