Showing pinpoint accuracy and playing with supreme confidence, Foles also joined Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb and Tom Brady as the four quarterbacks in NFL history with 250-plus yards, at least four touchdown passes and a perfect (158.3) passer rating by halftime.
According to Randall Liu of NFL Communications, Foles became the first quarterback in NFL history to toss seven touchdowns and finish the game with a perfect passer rating.
Of all the statistics from Foles' magical day, the most telling is that he had two more passing touchdowns by the end of the third quarter than Michael Vick has accrued all season.
For the second time in four weeks, Foles has forced coach Chip Kelly to revisit Vick's status as the starting quarterback.
Here's what else we learned in Sunday's game:
- Chip Kelly's offense has befuddled football observers as much as opponents. Fox color analyst Tim Ryan summarized the fickle punditry, acknowledging that he changed his mind about Kelly halfway through Sunday's aerial onslaught. Even though the early-season Eagles became just the fourth team in NFL history with five consecutive games of 430 or more total yards, Kelly's offense continues to be met with skepticism. The problem with this team lies on the other side of the ball.
- As if it wasn't bad enough that the Raiders couldn't stay competitive with a 3-5 team, the Raiderssuffered a pair of injuries that could change their season's outlook. Darren McFadden aggravated his hamstring injury, and Terrelle Pryor was sent to the locker room early in the fourth quarter to have his knee examined. Pryor downplayed the injury after the game, explaining that the testing was merely "precautionary." Rashad Jennings had the best game of his career in relief of McFadden, totaling 176 yards and one touchdown on 22 touches.