The Philadelphia Eagles have bounced between quarterbacks all season, but coach Chip Kelly may finally have found his franchise quarterback in the second year man Nick Foles. Leading his team to a blowout victory, Nick Foles tied the NFL record for touchdown passes in a game with 7.
Had the Raiders offense been more competitive in this one, Foles surely would have eclipsed the record with an eighth touchdown pass. All seven scoring strikes came in the first three quarters of the game, giving the Eagles an insurmountable lead and as a result they took their foot off the gas a little as the game wound down.
After a less than stellar outing against the Dallas Cowboys in his previous outing folks were far from sold on the abilities of the 2012 third round draft choice out of Arizona.
Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles offense quickly silenced the critics against Oakland, efficiently blowing out the Raiders to remain within striking distance of the first place Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East. On the night Foles completed 22 of 28 passes for 406 yards with seven scores.
All that made for a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating on the night.
On the season now, Foles stats look very impressive. Starting four games this year he has 1,028 passing yards along with a stellar 13 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Assuming Kelly makes the obvious decision to stay with the hot hand, Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles will face a much stiffer test next Sunday when they make the trip to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers.