The Eagles’ offense made it look easy today in Oakland.
Behind Nick Foles’ record-tying seven-touchdown day, the Eagles ran it up on the Raiders and won in a laugher, 49-20.
Foles completed 22 of 28 passes for 406 yards, with seven touchdowns and no interceptions, for a perfect passer rating of 158.3. Eagles coach Chip Kelly pulled Foles in favor of Matt Barkley in the fourth quarter, instead of giving Foles an opportunity to become the first player in NFL history to throw eight touchdown passes in a game.
Foles now has 13 touchdown passes this season and no interceptions. The NFL record for most touchdown passes before throwing an interception is 20, set by Peyton Manning this year.
For the Raiders, quarterback Terrelle Pryor made some plays, including 94 rushing yards, but he was inconsistent through the air and threw two interceptions. He also suffered an apparent knee injury and left the game early, replaced by backup Matt McGloin.
Philadelphia has had an up-and-down season, but this was a sensational performance. The Eagles aren’t a great team, but in the NFC East they’re contenders. And if they can get their offense to run like this consistently, they’re not a team any defense will want to face.