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Whether it was the tale of the magic black wristband, or the birth of a superstar, Nick Foles made history on Sunday in Oakland. Foles threw seven touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 49-20 win over the Raiders, joining the likes of legendary quarterbacks such as Sid Luckman, Adrian Burke, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle, Joe Kapp, and Peyton Manning. At the moment, the seven touchdown passes are the only statistic that would ever have Foles mentioned in the same category as these quarterbacks. But with a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3 and over 250 yards passing, Foles topped Peyton Manning’s opening day performance earlier in the season that had NFL fans up in arms. While Foles displayed all of the attributes that one would want to see in a starting quarterback, such as arm strength, precision, accuracy, and leadership, the question of whether or not Foles should permanently replace Michael Vick as the starting quarterback remains. Brian Bahr/Getty Images The Raiders defense was ranked 9th heading into Sunday’s game. Their weakness was their secondary and Foles exploited that throughout the game. However, the Raiders, as a whole, aren’t a very cohesive unit. The possibility of this being a fluke is plausible. Nonetheless, throwing seven touchdowns warrants more minutes at quarterback for Foles. How could you possibly bench a guy after he makes history? Tom Coughlin and the Giants got off to a horrendous 0-6 start. Many coaches would be on the hot seat after beginning the season with 6 straight losses. However, the fact that Coughlin has two super bowl rings rejects any thoughts of firing the two time super bowl winning coach. This is a similar case. If Coach Kelly benches Foles, everyone is going to wonder what could be. Sure, he has had some less than mediocre games this season. But at least ride him while he’s hot. Foles’ memorable game in week 9 was unlike any quarterback performance ever. Foles was the first quarterback to ever throw seven touchdowns and finish the game with a perfect passer rating. Foles was errorless and leading a team that had gone without an offensive touchdown for the two previous weeks. Foles has got to be named the starting quarterback sooner or later, right? Wrong. Since Sunday’s win over the Raiders, Chip Kelly has refused to name a starting quarterback and continues to state that health will be the determining factor in regard to who gets the starting job. This should not come as a surprise, however, as Kelly went throughout preseason without naming his starting quarterback. While Kelly debates over who the starter will be, Vicks’ hamstring continues to be an issue, which means Foles should have plenty of opportunities to prove that a fluke did not occur on Sunday.

It’s Official: Nick Foles Named NFC Offensive Player of Week

  Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles has officially been named the NFC Offensive player of the week following his seven TD performance against Oakland. Foles is just the third QB in team history to be named offensive player of the week twice in the same season. Donovan McNabb did it […]The post It’s Official: Nick Foles Named NFC Offensive Player of Week appeared first on Eagles Pulse.

Eagles Quarterback Position Remains Unsettled

Even after Nick Foles threw an NFL record tying seven touchdown passes Sunday, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly refused to name a starting quarterback for the rest of the season. One would think that after tossing an NFL record tying seven touchdown passes Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, 24-year old Nick Foles would have some job security in the coming weeks. Not so much, according...

Ranking the QBs in the NFL's Seven-TD Club

We've seen a handful of quarterbacks reach the 7 TD marker, but only two have done it in the last 40+ years, both of them happening this year.Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, unbelievably, is the newest member to join the club. It's surely an amazing and respectable accolade, and it got me thinking: "Where does he rank amongst the other QB's who have made...

Philadelphia Eagles: Who is the real QB Nick Foles?

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles found his way into the NFL record book on Sunday after throwing seven touchdowns and no interceptions in a resounding victory over the Oakland Raiders. Foles has now accounted for 75% of the wins recorded by the Philadelphia Eagles this season. As the team struggles at the quarterback position, who is the real Nick Foles? The is little doubt that...

Philadelphia Eagles: Foles’ Record Setting Day Lifts the Eagles Over the Raiders in Oakland

Nick Foles rocks Oakland as he shreds the Raiders for seven touchdown passes and 406 yards in the Eagles 49-20 victory on Sunday.  Just how good was the second year quarterback for Philly?   Well, for starters, he threw more touchdowns than incompletions (as he was 22/28 passing the ball).  He took only one sack and just about every one of his passes were on target.  Three of...

Nick Foles on Record Perfornace

(Philadelphia PA) it has been 48 Hours since Eagles QB Nick Foles showed the entire NFL that he can come back from a bad start against the Cowboys and make NFL History, Foles tied the NFL record with 7 touchdown passes in the Eagles 49-20 win over the Oakland Raiders & became the 1st QB […]

Podcast Ep 10: Nick Foles’ Big Day

On this edition of the Eagles Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal recap the Philadelphia Eagles win over the Oakland Raiders, Nick Foles’ record performance, and look ahead at the matchup against the Green Bay Packers. Note that this was recorded on Sunday night, before Aaron Rodgers’ injury. Eagles Faithful Podcast Episode 10: Nick Foles’ Big Day You can listen to the episode...

Will The Real Nick Foles Please Stand Up

Photo courtesy By now I am sure you have heard about Nick Foles huge record tying day on Sunday.  Foles had seven touchdown passes for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Oakland Raiders.  This was Foles first game back after suffering a head injury against Dallas a couple of weeks ago.  There were some funny internet jokes about him being concussed and waking up thinking...

Nick Foles' success is pushing Michael Vick out of Philadelphia

Nick Foles is off to an unbelievably quick start as the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback. After watching the Eagles in preseason play, it’s hard to believe the same Nick Foles that looked completely out of his depth when compared to Michael Vick has now staked a claim on Vick’s job. Statistics don’t often tell the whole story, and Nick Foles’ case is no different...

Nick Foles Gets Jersey Hung in Hall of Fame Next to Peyton Manning’s After Throwing Seven Touchdowns

Peyton Manning is playing over his head this year, which is saying something, but even his crazy numbers aren’t enough to separate himself from the likes of Nick Foles in the Hall of Fame race. That’s right — Manning and Foles now share a memorabilia display case in Canton that commemorates Manning’s otherworldly Week 1 performance against the Ravens, when he popped the bottle...

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Recapping The Birds

Well, this was unexpected. Nick Foles put on his Peyton Manning costume and went out to the Oakland coliseum and tied an NFL record, throwing for seven touchdowns. Wow. It would be too easy for me to list the offense as a whole as good. They were great. Foles spread the ball around to all his weapons and was able to lead the Eagles down the field with ease. The game would not be...

Eagles: Total Domination

Eagles 49, Raiders, 20, Sunday, November 3, 2013 Who knew Nick Foles decided to go as Peyton Manning for Halloween, and then, just like in Buffy the "You're awesome!" "No, YOU'RE awesome!" Vampire Slayer season 2, episode 6, “Halloween,” he turned into his costume? Stud of the week: uh, Nick Foles. Career day. Literally. Tied the NFL record for...

Hot Pickups – Week Ten

Hot Pickups – Week Ten Nick Foles – Available in 76 percent of Yahoo! leagues Foles may have stole the starting job with an NFL record tying seven touchdown passes against the hapless Raiders in week nine. Yes, it is true Foles tends to go off against the bad teams so far this year, but an NFL record is an NFL record. Foles makes less mistakes than Michael Vick and should be...

2013 NFL Week 10 Picks

Were you watching Monday Night Football? Did you see how Aaron Rodgers got hurt, and then John McCown led the Bears to the upset win? Is it just me, or did this game suddenly get a lot more interesting? Up until about 9 pm Monday night, I was SURE the Eagles had NO chance this week. I mean, road game, so that’s in their favor, but c’mon! The Packers! At Lambeau! Nick Foles...

Fantasy Fix: Week 9 - Five Up/Five Down

It was a Bizarro Week Redux in the Fantasy Football World. An Eagles quarterback not named Vick had a record setting day, Tom Brady's demise was greatly exaggerated, the Kansas City defense outscored the offense and a coach collapsed on the sideline - which may or not have been caused by watching his own team. Just another week in National Football League.  Let’s check the...
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