Gunn's Bullet Points: The perfect quarterback

Gunn's Bullet Points: The perfect quarterback

Lunch Break: Foles flourishes in Oakland

November 4, 2013, 10:15 am
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Nick Foles had a perfect 158.3 passer rating in the Eagles' 49-20 win in Oakland. (USA Today Images)

1. There is no such thing as a perfect human being, but on Sunday Nick Foles was the perfect quarterback, completing 22 of 28 passes for 406 yards, garnering a 158.3 rating and tying the NFL record of seven touchdown passes. He made the short throws, the long throws, all the right decisions and shredded the Raiders' 10th-ranked defense. Foles connected with nine different receivers and five of them found the end zone.

2. The Eagles' wide receivers have been called out in recent weeks for not being able to get separation from defenders, but against Oakland they found plenty of room to work. Riley Cooper and DeSean Jackson combined for 10 catches, 289 yards and four touchdowns.

3. Kudos to the offensive line for doing a stellar job of blocking up front and giving Foles ample time to find his targets.

4. Don't let the stats fool you -- the Raiders ran 92 plays and totaled 560 yards of offense, but for the fifth straight game the Eagles' defense held an opposing offense to 21 points or less, and picked off two of Terrelle Pryor's passes.

5. The Eagles' defense also harassed Pryor all day, sacking him three times. They tallied 12 defended passes.

6. Trent Cole was relentless all game and finally notched his first sack of the season.

7. Raiders backup RB Rashad Jennings (15 carries, 102 yards) was the first 100-yard rusher the Eagles have allowed all season.

8. Has Michael Vick finally lost his starting job?

9. Hope the Eagles still have something left in the tank, because they're going to need to refuel in a hurry heading to Green Bay next Sunday to face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

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