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November 5, 2013
 

Nick Foles Sets Record, Firing the Eagles Past Raiders

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Written by: Dorothy Nguyen
via usatoday.com
 

Seven touchdowns in one game for Nick Foles?

Did we even read that correctly?

Yes, hard to believe I know. In the Eagles’ 49-20 win over the Raiders, Nick Foles indeed did throw seven touchdowns. Foles tied Adrian Burk for the team record, which was set in 1954 vs. the Redskins. When Foles was asked about his performance, he came up with a rather clever answer.

Coach Chip Kelly downplayed Foles’ achievement by saying

 This isn’t about records,it’s about going out and getting a win. If I put Nick out there to try to get a record, and he gets hurt, that’s being silly. I also think records are meant to be broken when they’re supposed to be broken.

But could Nick Foles’ incredible day be bad for the Eagles’ offense? The Eagles’ offense is built to be dynamic and flashy. It’s really built to Michael Vick’s capabilities and style of play. Foles is almost the complete opposite of Vick.  Foles is more of a conservative, accurate, pocket passing quarterback. Some dare to call him the complete version of Alex Smith.

With Vick struggling to stay fit, Foles is named the temporary starting quarterback. That wouldn’t be a bad option if the Eagles played like they did against the Raiders.

Foles led the Eagle’s offense to 542 total yards in 57 plays against the Raiders. Riley Cooper also improved his stats playing with Foles, than his time with Vick. Cooper had five catches for 139 yards with three touchdowns. While playing with Vick in 19 quarters of game time, Cooper had eight receptions with a single touchdown. DeSean Jackson also had five receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown. The run game wasn’t as dominate with 24 carries for 128 yards. The Eagles’ defense also stepped up with two interceptions and better tackling.

Whether Vick or Foles starting, there’s no doubt that the Eagles are one of the most unpredictable teams in the NFL.

 

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Dorothy Nguyen
Sophomore at Indiana University. Currently majoring in Sports Communication Broadcasting.



 
 

 
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