NICK FOLES: SAINT NICK
August 4, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback NICK FOLES completed 203 of 317 passes (64.0 percent) for 2,891 yards with 27 touchdowns and two interceptions for an NFL-best 119.2 passer rating last season. Foles’ 119.2 passer rating is the third-highest singleseason mark in NFL history and his 27/2 TD/INT ratio is the best all-time.
“Nick’s a great teammate,” says Eagles wide receiver RILEY COOPER. “He has so much confidence and that’s something you
need in a quarterback. He’s a real winner.”
HIGHEST PASSER RATING, SINGLE SEASON
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2011 122.5
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 2004 121.1
Nick Foles Philadelphia 2013 119.2
Tom Brady New England 2007 117.2
Peyton Manning Denver 2013 115.1
In Week 9 against Oakland (November 3), Foles completed 22 of 28 passes (78.6 percent) for 406 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions for a 158.3 passer rating, the highest attainable mark. Foles tied the NFL single-game record with seven touchdown passes and is the only player in league history to pass for seven touchdowns and post a 158.3 passer rating in the same game.
“It’s a great honor,” said Foles after tying the single-game touchdown record. “Hats off to our guys for doing a great job.
“Whenever I’ve looked at records my whole life, the greatest thing about it is the guys you do them with. This is something that’s special for the Philadelphia Eagles organization. You have to look at the components – the O-line blocking, guys running great routes, making huge catches. It’s special for all our teammates.”
PLAYERS WITH SEVEN TOUCHDOWN PASSES IN SINGLE GAME
Sid Luckman Chicago Bears Nov. 14, 1943 N.Y. Giants
Adrian Burk Philadelphia Oct. 17, 1954 Washington
George Blanda Houston Nov. 19, 1961 N.Y. Titans
Y.A. Tittle N.Y. Giants Oct. 28, 1962 Washington
Joe Kapp Minnesota Sept. 28, 1969 Baltimore
Peyton Manning Denver Sept. 5, 2013 Baltimore
Nick Foles Philadelphia Nov. 3, 2013 Oakland
In November, Foles led the Eagles to a 3-0 record and completed 51 of 72 passes (70.8 percent) for 932 yards with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions for a 152.8 passer rating. That mark is the highest by a player in any calendar month in league history (minimum 50 attempts).
“Nick is a tremendous quarterback,” says Philadelphia center JASON KELCE. “He’s extremely focused.”