Nick Foles entered Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders hoping for a win, he earned that win alongside an NFL record-tying 7 touchdown passes.
Foles tied the NFL recording with seven touchdown passes and 406 yards to help revitalize the struggling Philadelphia Eagles offense.
After the game Nick Foles said of his record tying 7 TDs, “A couple people came up to me and said that I tied the record with seven touchdowns. It’s a great honor. Hats off to our guys for doing a great job.”
Foles, playing backup for the Eagles, connected three times with Riley Cooper. He also threw TD passes to Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson. Foles is the second player this season to match that feat, the first was Peyton Manning during Denver’s opening night game against the Baltimore Ravens.
After helping his backup QB tie the seven touchdown record McCoy tells reporters, “Every defense the past couple of weeks has been stopping us. So today we were kind of feeling bottled up and we released everything. It’s tough when you’re not winning and you’re not putting points up.”
Nick Foles was helped along by 22 of 28 passes completed, including a starting pass for 42-yards to Cooper on the opening drive.
Foles had a chance to break the NFL record after connecting with Cooper with 4:28 remaining in the third quarter to tie the record.
The NFL tying record was a vast improvement for Nick Foles who connected for 80 yards on 29 passes before leaving his teams game with a concussion two weeks ago against Dallas.
Congratulations to Nick Foles on his amazing performance, it may have been the result of a mismatched performance but none-the-less it’s impressive, especially for a backup quarterback who is trying to impress his coaches and potential franchise front offices.