With the win over the Texans on Sunday, Nick Foles recorded his fourth 400-plus yard passing game for the Eagles, setting a new franchise record.
.@NickFoles has set an #Eagles record for career 400+ yard passing games (4), breaking a tie with Sonny Jurgensen.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/FJSHinHTh6— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 23, 2018
Foles also broke the Eagles franchise record for single game passing yards.
Against Houston, Foles attempted a season-high 49 passes, connecting on 35 for 471 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 9.71 yards per throw. And as he did last week, the quarterback was able to spread the ball the around, and hit nine different targets during the contest.
But, even though he spread the ball around, just under half of those yards came from two targets, Nelson Agholor (5 catches for 116 yards) and Zach Ertz (12 catches for 110 yards) — with the tight end setting a new league record in the process.
Foles’ first two 400-yard games came in 2013, his second year with the Eagles, against the Raiders (406 yards) and the Vikings (438), followed by a 411-yard performance against the Cardinals in 2014.
While the Nick Foles vs. Carson Wentz debate will continue with renewed fervor after Foles’ performance against the Texans, the team got a big win at home, and The Linc was rocking. There were more than just Eagles fan celebrating Sunday’s big win, the New England Patriots sent out a thank you to the quarterback, as well.
We never thought we'd say this in 2018, but...— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 23, 2018
Thanks Nick Foles! #StNick pic.twitter.com/KFVWYzDIOE