The Philadelphia Eagles are having their way with the Oakland Raiders. Nick Foles got the starting quarterback assignment this weekend and is he proving he deserves it. At halftime, Foles had already thrown for 4 touchdown passes. Foles added another two touchdowns to that total in the first four minutes of the second half. He added three touchdown passes in total in the third quarter to give him seven touchdown passes with over a quarter of football left.
Unfortunately, the Eagles subbed in back up quarterback Matt Barkley to finish the game. That ends Foles’ game essentially and keeps him stuck at seven touchdowns, which ties him for the NFL record. One more touchdown pass and he would’ve been alone with eight. With as many injuries as the Eagles have had a quarterback it makes sense.
Looks like Nick Foles’ day is over. Matt Barkley just picked up his helmet.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 3, 2013
Foles finished the game completing 22 of 28 passes for 406 yards and 7 touchdown passes. Foles has thrown a touchdown to 5 different players. In fact, only one player who has caught a pass from Foles has not scored a touchdown. Jeff Maehl has one catch for 19 yards.
Foles first touchdown was a two-yard pass to the tight end Brent Celek. At the start of the second quarter he threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Riley Cooper. About three minutes after that he connected with Cooper again for a 63-yard touchdown. Before the second quarter he threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zach Ertz.
In the first minute of the third quarter, Foles connected with LeSean McCoy for a 25-yard touchdown pass. Less than three minutes later Foles hit DeSean Jackson for a 46-yard touchdown pass. With 4:34 left in the third quarter, Foles connected with Cooper for his third touchdown reception of the game, a 5-yard pass.
The NFL record for touchdowns in a game is seven. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning tied the record in the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens roughly two months ago. Five other players are tied with Manning and Foles with seven touchdowns: Joe Kapp, Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, and Y.A. Tittle.