Rich Pedroncelli/APAfter a rough 2013 with the Houston Texans

Rich Pedroncelli/APAfter a rough 2013 with the Houston Texans

Lopsided loss exposed holes in Raiders

The only move the Raiders made was back to their old ways.

Two days after coach Dennis Allen said the time had come for Oakland to make a move during a soft stretch of their schedule, the Raiders responded with their most lopsided loss of the season.

The defense was completely overmatched by Philadelphia’s spread offense, allowing Nick Foles to tie an NFL record with seven TD passes on the first nine drives of a 49-20 loss.

The offense moved the ball effectively but struggled to score. Terrelle Pryor threw two more interceptions, giving him seven since his last touchdown pass. Now the Raiders (3-5) need to get things back on track as they prepare for two straight road games starting Sunday at the New York Giants.

“There’s no question there’s a bad taste in our mouth right now,” Allen said Monday. “But that one’s over with. That one’s done with.”

The biggest problems came on defense where the Raiders too often seemed to be out of a position or a step late trying to match up with Philadelphia’s fast-paced attack.

After a stretch of strong defense by Oakland, leading to praise for what had been a much-improved unit despite bringing in 10 new starters this season, Foles lit them up Sunday.

“I don’t know if we were reading our press clippings or what, but the NFL is all about what have you done for me lately and what do you do out there on Sunday,” Allen said.NFLOakland RaidersOakland Raiders & NFL

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