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Foles’ 7 TD passes lift Eagles over Raiders

Nick Foles equaled an NFL mark with seven touchdown passes and threw for 406 yards to revitalize Philadelphia in a 49-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

The backup quarterback connected three times with Riley Cooper to become the seventh passer in NFL history with seven touchdown passes in a game. Peyton Manning did it for Denver on opening night this season against Baltimore.

Foles also threw scoring passes to Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson. The Eagles looked nothing like the offense that failed to score a touchdown in each of the past two weeks.

Foles completed 22 of 28 passes as he frequently exploited mismatches and blown coverages, starting with a 42-yard screen pass to Cooper on the opening drive when the Raiders had two defenders trying to match up with three receivers.

AP

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