EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Raiders believe they know what went wrong in giving up seven touchdown passes to the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend.

Dealing with their inability to win in an Eastern time zone -- they have lost 11 consecutive times as the "early game" -- is another matter.

The Raiders (3-5) visit the New York Giants (2-6) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, with their West Coast fans hoping for a little good news as breakfast turns to lunch.

Dennis Allen, 0-6 in Eastern time zone games as the Raiders head coach, isn't spending a lot of time analyzing it.

"I don't like to build in a lot of excuses," he said. "Our job is to play wherever they tell us, whenever they tell us."

Given that the Raiders snapped a streak of 10 post-bye losses Oct. 27 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, wide receiver Rod Streater isn't concerned about the East Coast slump.

"We got that one, now we've got to go get this one," he said.

The Raiders claim to have put the Eagles' debacle behind them, having made their corrections and moved on.

"We have a lot of games left," quarterback Terrelle Pryor said. "We have a lot of leaders that need to step up. It's time to go, it's time to get rolling. The last game was the past, we're looking to the future and we're looking to have some success."

The Giants are coming off a bye and are winners of their past two games. A rash of turnovers contributed heavily to an 0-6 start.


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In wins over Minnesota and Philadelphia going into their bye, quarterback Eli Manning threw no interceptions and New York's defense began to play up to the standard it set while winning Super Bowls after the 2007 and 2011 seasons.

"We have a tough challenge going to play them in their place," Allen said. "They've won a couple of championships with the leadership they have."

Offensively, the Raiders hope to build on a running game that rolled up 210 yards against the Eagles. Rashad Jennings, who will start for the injured Darren McFadden, had 102 yards in 15 carries with Pryor adding 94 yards in 10 attempts.

It won't be easy against a Giants defense that is giving up just 3.6 yards per carry. In the past five games, New York has kept Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy, Matt Forte, Adrian Peterson and McCoy again in check.

The defensive line, featuring veterans Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul at ends, has also begun to assert itself rushing the passer, and middle linebacker Jon Beason has brought stability.

The Giants at their best defensively have relied on being more overpowering than deceptive.

"You look at the style of players they've drafted or brought in as free agents and height, weight and speed have been very important," Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson said.

The Raiders' passing game, with Pryor, remains a work in progress in terms of consistency although he did pass for a career-high 288 yards against Philadelphia.

On offense, New York has struggled to run the ball, averaging just 69.9 yards per game. But there is power running potential with Andre Brown having just been activated from the injured reserve/designated to return list and Peyton Hillis.

More worrisome, after getting torched for 406 yards by Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, is Manning operating an offense rich in wide receivers with Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle.

None of Manning's 15 interceptions have come in the past two games. The two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback said the turnovers have gone down in part because the Giants have been playing with a lead instead of being desperate to get back into a game.

"Some of it is situational," Manning said by conference call. "We've just gotten better at our down and distance, not getting into third-and-long and not having to take chances. Our overall execution has been better."

When asked how his unit would respond after the Eagles game, Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver smiled and said, "These guys are professionals, and I'm excited to see how they do because no one wants that taste in their mouth."

  • The Raiders signed offensive lineman Jack Cornell to the active roster, general manager Reggie McKenzie announced. Cornell has appeared in one game this season, Oct. 6 against San Diego. He's been on and off the active roster since signing with the team Sept. 11. To make room for Cornell, defensive lineman Brian Sanford was waived.

    Least in the East

    A look at the scores of the Raiders' last 11 games played at 1 p.m. in an Eastern time zone (10 a.m. Pacific time):
    Dec. 27, 2009: Cleveland 23, Raiders 9
    Nov. 21, 2010: Pittsburgh 35, Raiders 3
    Dec. 12, 2010: Jacksonville 38, Raiders 31
    Sept. 18, 2011: Buffalo 38, Raiders 35
    Dec. 4, 2011: Miami 34, Raiders 14
    Sept. 16, 2012: Miami 35, Raiders 13
    Oct. 14, 2012: Atlanta 23, Raiders 20
    Nov. 11, 2012: Baltimore 55, Raiders 20
    Nov. 25, 2012: Cincinnati 34, Raiders 10
    Dec. 23, 2012: Carolina 17, Raiders 6
    Sept. 8, 2013: Indianapolis 21, Raiders 17

    Total score: Opponents, 353, Raiders 178.
    Average score: 32-16.