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.