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Foles makes history while making history

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While Nick Foles was the seventh player in NFL history to throw seven touchdowns in one game, he was the first to do it the way he did it.

Specifically, Foles was the first seven-touchdown passer to generate a perfect passer rating of 158.3. Only one other quarterback — Y.A. Tittle — cracked 150 with his seven-touchdown day.

Foles also is only the second to throw no interceptions while throwing seven touchdown passes, joining Peyton Manning from Week One of the 2013 season.

Manning and Foles are also the first two to do it in the same season, with Peyton’s coming 44 years after the last seven-touchdown day and Foles’ coming only 59 days later.

In today’s pass-happy NFL, it’s hard not to wonder when the next seven-touchdown day will happen, and when someone will finally throw for eight.

For Foles, the performance came only days after owner Jeffrey Lurie said that the team’s top priority is to find a franchise quarterback. Based on Sunday, they possibly did.

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  1. chut26 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:33 PM

    “Foles also is only the second to throw no interceptions while throwing seven touchdown passes, joining Peyton Manning from Week One of the 2013 season.”

    Pretty sure YA Tittle also threw 7 TD’s with 0 INT’s

  2. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 4, 2013 1:34 PM

    I guess I shouldn’t have picked up Jake Locker as my bye week fill-in.

  3. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Nov 4, 2013 1:34 PM

    Pure luck

  4. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 4, 2013 1:35 PM

    Has anyone ever thrown seven TDs in only 28 attempts?

  5. pooflingingmonkey says: Nov 4, 2013 1:39 PM

    Auto-start videos make me not want to come here, and go someplace else that doesn’t force feed audio/video.

  6. mrlaloosh says: Nov 4, 2013 1:42 PM

    Foles may save Kelly’s job.

  7. dublinmyluck says: Nov 4, 2013 1:43 PM

    chut26 you are very much correct. Tittle threw for 505 yds, 7 TDs, and 0 INTs.

  8. plum13sec says: Nov 4, 2013 1:45 PM

    Foles and Vontaze Burfict were both underated coming out of college.

  9. steelerben says: Nov 4, 2013 1:52 PM

    This seven TD day could be every bit as bad for the Eagles as that huge game Vick had against the Redskins. If they fall all over themselves to give him money and he comes back down to earth then they’re going to be locked into a long term, high dollar deal (again) and still searching for an answer at the position. It is much like saying Carolina is playoff bound after beating up on teams with poor records. You’re much better off tempering expectations until you are able to evaluate what you actually have.

  10. 02pennies says: Nov 4, 2013 1:52 PM

    In 3 starts Nick Foles has as many TD passes (13) as Tom Brady.

    Roger Goodell’s NFL is doing for QBs what autotune did to music.

  11. mp4philly says: Nov 4, 2013 1:55 PM

    ~Jeffrey Lurie said that the team’s top priority is to find a franchise quarterback. Based on Sunday, they possibly did.~

    Ummmmmm, I’m pretty sure they didn’t.

  12. stixzidinia says: Nov 4, 2013 1:56 PM

    Wow, that beats Al Bundy’s big 4 TD day at Polk High.

  13. somekat says: Nov 4, 2013 2:01 PM

    Funny how many Vick lovers I’ve seen (I’m looking at you Ike Reese) that dismiss this as one game, when those same guys were willing to bury him with “proof” he couldn’t never be the guy after 1 bad game in Dallas.

    Fact of the matter is, the team is better in the redzone, puts up more points, more yards, less turnovers, and most importantly, has a better record, in games Foles has started.

    There is nothing to learn about Vick. Not only do we know what he is, every team in the league does. He’s going to move the ball, and either stall or turn it over in the redzone. Eliminate big plays, you win the game.

    Still don’t think Foles is a franchise guy. But I don’t know that. There is no reason whatsoever that Foles should not be the starter for the rest of this season to find out. We KNOW Vick is not the long term guy, and we KNOW the team is better (even if you are delusional, you can’t say they are much worse), there is no reason to start a 34 year old qb ahead of a guy 10 years his junior, who will still get better

  14. kenstabler says: Nov 4, 2013 2:01 PM

    The Raiders defense showed against the Redskins hurry up offense they had big problems. With the Eagles it really showed big time again. If the Raiders can not sub players, they are stuck in the base defense and just don’t have the talent to stay with this type of offense. Jason Tarver’s defenses depend on substitution and multiple packages of personnel. The Raiders were totally exposed. I expect to see the hurry up offense against the Raiders for the rest of the season.

    Great game plan by the Eagles.

  15. 07vrod says: Nov 4, 2013 2:02 PM

    As was with the Dallas game, One game does NOT define a player…this just happened to be the opposite swing of the pendulum.

    On a seperate note, UNOFFICIALLY, Foles is still a rookie…this was ONLY his 9th start…

    Give the kid some time and reps with the #1′s…not like last year when he was behind an offensive line that was decimated with injuries, I believe the local fireman was playing with the local butch, baker, and the candlestick maker as an offensive line. (The back-ups’ back-up’s back-up) ;-)

  16. gnorules says: Nov 4, 2013 2:03 PM

    Congrats to Nick Foles on a great performance and win. Now should we turn the difficulty up in Madden from Rookie to All Madden and see if he can do it again?

  17. touchdownroddywhite says: Nov 4, 2013 2:05 PM

    Chip Kelly should’ve let him thrown an 8th. I’d be pissed, personally, if I were Foles.

  18. klutch14u says: Nov 4, 2013 2:12 PM

    Oh great, yet another website that decides to play videos automatically for me instead of me making that decision. Please turn this off. Believe it or not I come here to read, not watch TV. Even after hitting pause on the video the next time the page refreshes itself the video starts again.

  19. bobbyinlondon says: Nov 4, 2013 2:13 PM

    steelerben–They don’t have to worry about his contract–per the new CBSA his contract can’t be renegotiated until his rookie deal is up–which is not until 2017.

    Mr Florio, you also forgot one more piece of history–he was the first QB to throw for 7 TDs, no INTs in LESS than three quarters. His last TD was with 4.28 left in the 3rd.

  20. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Nov 4, 2013 2:14 PM

    Those saying Foles just got lucky should really check out his stats for the season. Even with his bad Dallas game I guarantee his QB rating is higher then your QB’s. 13 td’s with no picks. Do the math. I’m not saying that makes him elite or anything but give credit when it’s due.

  21. raideralex99 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:14 PM

    The happiest guy on the Eagles is Riley Cooper. He has 4 TDs and over 300 yds in 3 games when Foles is the starter … the other 6 games only 1 TD and 100 yds big difference.

  22. redwards29a says: Nov 4, 2013 2:20 PM

    Really? Autoplay? Is that necessary?

  23. alewatcher says: Nov 4, 2013 2:26 PM

    Oh great, yet another website that decides to play videos automatically for me instead of me making that decision. Please turn this off. Believe it or not I come here to read, not watch TV. Even after hitting pause on the video the next time the page refreshes itself the video starts again.

    ———–

    It’s an MSNBC thing. The regular news site does the same thing. Really irritating, especially at work.

  24. realitypolice says: Nov 4, 2013 2:31 PM

    @somekat:

    The best synopsis of the situation I’ve read. Foles MAY not be the answer, but Vick DEFINITELY isn’t the answer.

  25. elvoid says: Nov 4, 2013 3:39 PM

    Saying they “possibly” found their franchise QB after one game is just plain silly, not-to-be named guy. Does the name Matt Flynn ring a bell?

  26. stull60060 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:54 PM

    Records like stats can be misleading. Daryl Lamonica of the Oakland Raiders threw 6 Touchdown passes in the first half against the Buffalo Bills back in the late 60′s early 70′s. He sat out the second half because the Raiders were winning big and to make sure he didn’t get injured when the game was already in hand. He easily could have thrown another 6 Touchdown passes in the second half. Nobody would have ever beaten a record of 12 TD’s in one game. He also accomplished this in an era when the defense was allowed to play defense.

  27. sparty0n says: Nov 4, 2013 4:29 PM

    Foles was a backup QB in East Lansing and transfered from Michigan State to get more playing time. So we root for him to do well.

    Stanton, Hoyer, Cousins, Foles. Not many teams have 4 former QBs in the league. And while not all are what you want for your #1 option, all can play.

  28. vbe2 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:33 PM

    Also the first to have more TD’s than Incompletions while doing it.

  29. The Shoeman says: Nov 4, 2013 4:46 PM

    I believe,
    Foles also is only the player to do it in the first 3 quarters.

  30. rugbyisbetter says: Nov 4, 2013 4:55 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I am cautiously optimistic with Foles. Clearly the Read-Option works best with a running threat of a QB, but I think Chip can mold the offense to look more like the Broncos.
    Id rather have a very accurate passer than a less then accurate yet mobile passer (see Vick).

    Either way, if Foles is very successful and the Eagles find a suitor in the draft, perhaps they can swap 1′s and get their mobile AND accurate passer (see Russell Wilson, but not yesterday’s first half)…

    But lost in all of this ‘Chip and Foles’ excitement is the fact that the Eagle defense is quietly becoming very effective…

  31. malvaren18 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:59 PM

    Foles got lucky playing against probably the worst team in the NFL for the last couple of years

  32. vbe2 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:22 PM

    For those with the “autoplay” problem, do a search on editing your “hosts” file. Those ads won’t ever even show up.

    Works like a charm!

  33. s0merand0mguy says: Nov 4, 2013 6:11 PM

    LOL only the real slow and delusional people say “Foles got lucky”. Sorry but NO ONE just get’s lucky enough to throw 7 touchdown passes in the same season as Peyton Manning and tie an nfl record.. Not buying it

  34. dienavinjohnson says: Nov 4, 2013 7:59 PM

    Great game by Foles. But Y.A. Tittle did it when DB’s could legally mug receivers while the ball was on the way. It’s hard to compare eras in football. But I think one good way to look at it is to compare Peyton Manning’s games against the Patriots before the 2003 AFC Playoffs, (when Ty Law and Rodney Harrison beat the crap out of the Indy receivers and Manning threw 4 picks), and after that, (after Polian went to the competition committee and the rules got changed to what they are now).

    QB stats have gone through the roof since then. It is what it is. But, I take all big QB games with a grain of salt now. I mean, Nick Foles just threw 7 TDs!

  35. rkt4mayor says: Nov 5, 2013 12:45 AM

    I understand bitter fans of other teams bashing on Nick Foles.
    But for alleged Eagles fans to do so is disgusting.
    Foles had the perfect game.
    He is the Eagles franchise QB.
    158.3 a number no Eagles QB has ever hit before.
    If you’re a true Eagles fan you love it.
    Embrace Foles and turn the page.
    He is a better QB than Michael Vick and the stats tell the tale.

  36. rkt4mayor says: Nov 5, 2013 12:49 AM

    Oh here come the “pass happy” NFL makes this less of an acheivment people…
    If that is so than how come only 7 men have thrown 7 TDs in a game and only two since the NFL-AFL merger?
    Epic fail on that lame diss of Nick Foles’ truly epic acheivment.

  37. richardmswartz says: Nov 5, 2013 11:09 AM

    I like Foles, but I’m not ready to say he’s a franchise quarterback. This system does benefit from a qb that can run (albeit it’s not most important but it is still kind of a big deal). The real take away from this though is that tanking for Bridgewater or Mariotta is out because part of evaluating Foles means no tanking. That also means they will probably win at least one more game this year. That leaves a trade. I don’t know what it would take for presumably Jacksonville or Tampa Bay to trade spots with the Eagles but it would obviously be huge. The real question is can the Eagles build a championship team around Foles that he’ld be competant enough to win with? Kind of like Flacco.

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