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Foles ties NFL record for TD passes in a single-game

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NIck Foles (UA '11) tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes on Sunday. NIck Foles (UA '11) tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes on Sunday.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles ('11) has tied an NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes for the Philadelphia Eagles in a 49-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

He matched the record last reached in the season-opener by Peyton Manning when he connected with Riley Cooper on a 5-yard pass with 4:28 remaining in the third quarter. It was his third TD pass to Cooper on the day.

Foles also threw scoring passes to Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson as the Eagles (4-5) looked nothing like the offense that failed to score a touchdown in each of the past two weeks. Foles threw for 406 yards to revitalize a struggling offense.

Foles become the seventh quarterback to throw for seven TDs in a single game. The others to reach that mark are Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle and Joe Kapp.

The Raiders (3-5) had looked much improved on defense in recent weeks but were completely flummoxed by coach Chip Kelly's spread offense that stalled in recent weeks after a fast debut in the NFL.

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