Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nick Foles became the second quarterback this season to tie a once-stingy NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes for the Philadelphia Eagles in a 49-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Peyton Manning did it for Denver on opening night this season against Baltimore — which was the first time in 44 years that the feat's been accomplished.
Foles, who backs up Michael Vick, is now the the seventh quarterback in NFL history to toss seven TD passes in a game.
Foles' performance puts him in a camp not only with Manning, but also with Sid Luckman (1943), Adrian Burk (1954), George Blanda (1961), Y.A. Tittle (1962) and Joe Kapp (1969).
By halftime Foles also joined Donovan McNabb, Brett Favre, and Tom Brady as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with 250-plus yards passing, and at least four touchdowns and a perfect (158.3) passer rating, according to KYW-TV in Philadelphia.
Foles connected three times with Riley Cooper as well as once each to Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson as the Eagles (4-5) looked nothing like the offense that failed to score a touchdown in each of the past two weeks.
The Raiders (3-5) had looked much improved on defense in recent weeks but were completely flummoxed by coach Chip Kelly's spread offense that stalled in recent weeks after a fast debut in the NFL.
Here's Foles and Kelly commenting after the game: