No one in NFL history has ever thrown more touchdown passes in a single game than Nick Foles threw against the Raiders last Sunday.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly isn’t too worried about the seven touchdown performance giving Foles a swelled head, however. Kelly wouldn’t guarantee Foles anything more than taking first-team snaps in practice this week coming off his historic game and pointed out that Foles’ previous start was pretty much the polar opposite of Week Nine.
“If he needs anything to think about, he should think about what happened last couple of weeks to him,” Kelly said, via John Murrow of the Philadelphia Daily News. “It can change in a week. If you spend too much time dwelling on the past then you’re probably doomed to repeat it. If you spend too much time patting yourself on the back, you’re probably in a bad situation, too.”
The Eagles’ season to date should give pause to anyone trying to draw overarching conclusions about the Eagles offense as there have been plenty of examples of good, bad and everything in between. While Foles doesn’t have much to worry about in terms of starting with Michael Vick still out with a hamstring injury, that dreadful Week Seven outing against Dallas should do plenty to assure that he doesn’t rest on his laurels.