Nick Foles Ties NFL Single-Game Record with 7 Touchdown Passes

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIINovember 3, 2013

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles tied the NFL single-game record for touchdown passes by throwing for seven scores in Sunday's 49-20 win over the Oakland Raiders.

SportsCenter's official Twitter made note of the historic achievement, which occurred with plenty of time to spare before the end of the contest:

Foles threw his third touchdown pass of the third quarter to match the seven-touchdown mark.

It was the third trip to pay dirt for Eagles receiver Riley Cooper, as the second-year signal-caller rolled right after faking it to LeSean McCoy, and hit Cooper in the back corner of the end zone:

However, Foles wouldn't get the chance to break the record, as Matt Barkley replaced him late in the fourth quarter:

Foles finished with 406 yards on 22 of 28 passing to go with the seven touchdowns as the Eagles cruised to an easy victory in Oakland.

Had Foles ever thrown seven TD's at any level of football? Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly provides the answer: 

On Tuesday Foles' gear was sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, according to the Eagles' Twitter feed:


After Philadelphia had scored just one touchdown combined in the previous two games, this eruption gives first-year head coach Chip Kelly serious substance with which to detract critics.   

Kelly talked about Foles after the game (via Berman):

Denver Broncos superstar Peyton Manning threw seven touchdowns of his own in a Week 1 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. With Manning's multitude of offensive weapons and his pedigree, something that mind-boggling would seem more feasible than Foles' phenomenal performance.

That's especially so considering how the poor the Eagles offense had been in the previous two games. Whatever went wrong before has been righted, though, and Foles is making a strong case for himself to be the franchise quarterback of the future.

Foles entered the game with a 101.3 passer rating, six touchdown passes and zero interceptions on the 2013 season. He eclipsed that touchdown total against the Raiders alone, in the process reinvigorating Philadelphia's hopes of being a legitimate playoff contender in the jumbled NFC East.