PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Former Eagle Charlie Garner rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown Sunday and the Oakland Raiders dominated on defense to down Philadelphia, 20-10.
With an extra week to prepare following a bye, Gruden had the Raiders attack the aggressive Philadelphia defense with a power running game and a variety of short passes.
Zack Crockett added a short touchdown run in the third quarter and Sebastian Janikowski kicked a pair of field goals for the Raiders, who improved to 5-1 and remained in front of the AFC West.
Oakland used its power running game to produce 202 yards, despite playing without Tyrone Wheatley, who is sidelined with a knee injury.
"Once you establish the run game, it really opens up your passing game," Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent said. "They didn't have to pass the ball. Tim Brown and Jerry Rice, coming into the game these were two guys you knew you'd have to stop in the passing game. They had great success running the football and they kept us off balance."
On defense, the Raiders mixed in some well-timed blitzes and used tight coverage in the secondary, making Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb ineffective.
McNabb went just 12 of 27 for 133 yards and along with the entire offense was the subject of loud boos from the Veterans Stadium crowd. Philadelphia went one for 11 on third down.
McNabb said he thought his club's offense is fine, despite scoring just 23 points in the last 10 quarters.
"I don't thing anything's wrong with the offense," he said. "I think we have to come out early and establish a tempo. The past two games we haven't been able to start early and feed off that."
Duce Staley scored on a three-yard run late in the fourth quarter for the Eagles (3-3), who fell to 1-3 at home.
"I've said all week that Philadelphia was a special place for me," Gruden said. "It was emotional early for me -- getting back to Philadelphia and hearing some fans razz me in pre-game warmups. I got over the jitters and it's just business. It's pro football and you have to get back to the bullseye and we were able to do that for the most part."
Philadelphia was coming off an emotional victory over the New York Giants, but Reid said he did not feel that contest took too much out of his team.
"No, I did not see it coming during the week," Reid said. "The end result was out there. We are not playing emotional football. We are not flying around like we normally do. I have to put that on the short week and myself for not getting the guys ready to go."
Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon engineered an impressive 15-play, 80-yard drive in the first quarter that lasted nearly eight minutes.
On the drive, Gannon completed six of seven passes, connecting with five different receivers. He had an 11-yard connection with Jerry Porter that moved the ball to the Philadelphia seven.
Three plays later on 3rd-and-goal from the two, Garner went around left end for a touchdown, giving Oakland a 7-0 advantage with 28 seconds left in the quarter.
Gannon went an efficient 17 of 26 for 158 yards.
It was the fifth time in six games this season that the Eagles have fallen behind in the first quarter.
Oakland took a shorter route to its second score, going 27 yards in 10 plays before settling for a 42-yard field goal from Janikowski that made it 10-0 with 1:14 left in the first half.
Outplayed for the entire half, the Eagles finally got moving with McNabb executing the two-minute offense. He found Staley with a short pass and the running back used a quick burst for a 29-yard gain, moving the ball to the Oakland 36.
But the drive stalled inside the 20, and the Eagles had to settle for David Akers' 34-yard field goal with 27 seconds left, cutting the deficit to 10-3.
The Raiders should have had a bigger lead at the half as they held a lopsided 184-93 advantage in total yards and garnered 13 first downs, compared with just five for Philadelphia.
After getting stopped on its initial possession of the second half, the Raiders put the game out of reach with a six-play, 63-yard drive that culminated with in Crockett's one-yard run that made it 17-3 with 7:29 left in the third quarter.
Philadelphia appeared to stop the Raiders on the drive. But on third and goal from the two, cornerback Troy Vincent was called for holding. Crockett, who carried 17 times for 47 yards, plunged over on the next play.
A 37-yard run down the right sideline by Randy Jordan early in the fourth quarter helped set up a 32-yard field goal by Janikowski that extended the Raiders' bulge to 20-3.
With the outcome already decided, the Eagles finally reached the end zone with 2:28 left on Staley's short run.
Oakland held a 354-195 advantage in total yards, held the ball for more than 40 minutes and sacked McNabb four times.
The Eagles suffered a blow to their defense early in the third quarter when middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter left with a lower left leg injury.