Michael Vick was sitting with a hamstring injury he re-aggravated last week, so Nick Foles got his chance as Philadelphia's quarterback of the week. It's safe to say he did an acceptable job, throwing an astounding seven touchdowns (along with 406 yards) in a 49-20 rout of the Raiders.
Foles was the seventh quarterback in NFL history to throw for seven touchdowns in a game. Peyton Manning became the sixth in this season's opener against the Ravens. Foles was the second Philadelphia Eagle to notch seven touchdowns in a game; Adrian Burk accomplished the feat on Oct. 17, 1954.
The seventh touchdown came on a play-action pass. Foles sold the handoff, ran right, and found Riley Cooper in the back of the end zone to give the Eagles a 49-13 lead. Foles threw three touchdowns to Cooper; DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, Zach Ertz and LeSean McCoy each caught one. If you owned an Eagles player in fantasy football, you were probably happy.
The most impressive part of Foles's performance was his accuracy. The sophomore quarterback completed 22 passes on just 28 attempts, giving him a perfect 158.3 QB rating. For context, Manning completed 27 passes on 42 attempts on his seven-touchdown day, although he threw for 462 total yards.
Foles wasn't able to get an eighth and stand alone in NFL history, although he had two drives to try. Both resulted in three-and-outs, and Chip Kelly then decided to end Foles's day and sub in Matt Barkley.
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