Last week, the Eagles beat Houston, and in the process, quarterback Nick Foles set two new franchise records with four 400-plus yard passing games and most passing yards in a game (471). This week, in the regular season finale against Washington, Foles tied the NFL record for number of consecutive completions with 25. (Philip Rivers and Ryan Tannehill also hit 25 in a row.)
Foles nearly topped the record, but threw behind Nelson Agholor, missing his 26th consecutive completion — although, he connected with Nelly on his next pass for a touchdown.
It’s absolutely mind-boggling that someone designated the backup quarterback, and whose only played in five total games this season, could rack up two franchise records and tie a league record in that time.
Foles is special, and whether or not he’s with Philly next season won’t take away all the things he’s done for this city and franchise, and his love — as he talked about earlier this week — will always be there for the team that drafted him.
Nick Foles NFL records— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 30, 2018
Tied for most consecutive completions in a single game (25)
Tied for most touchdowns in a single game (7)
Highest passer rating in NFL playoff history(113.2)(125+ attempts)
Highest completion percentage in single playoff (72.6)(100+ attempts) pic.twitter.com/2SZlVvCMNF
Foles unfortunately wasn’t able to finish his impressive performance against Washington, and was sidelined after a sack by Ryan Kerrigan, and even went to the locker room to be evaluated for a rib injury. Foles took a huge hit last week against the Texans, but missed only one play before returning, and the hit by Kerrigan seemingly re-aggravated the chest injury.
The QB finished the day 28-of-33 for 221 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against Washington.