Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Foles ties NFL completion record

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In what may be his final regular season game with the Philadelphia Eagles, Nick Foles tied an NFL record for most consecutive completions in a single game.

If this, in fact, is Nick Foles‘ final regular season game with the Philadelphia Eagles, he sure found a way to go out in style.

Once again leading the Birds on a two-hour jaunt down I-95 to face off against the Washington Redskins in a pivotal Week 17 matchup, Foles went absolutely crazy under center for the first three-quarters of the game, completing 28 of his 33 passing attempts (84 percent) for 221 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

But what Foles will be most fondly remembered for is the sizeable stretch of the evening where he didn’t miss a throw.

In what could yet again land a Nick Foles jersey in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saint Nick completed 25 straight passes to eight different receivers, easily breaking the Eagles’ franchise record, and tieing the league record set by Philip Rivers earlier this season in a November game against the Arizona Cardinals.

And if it wasn’t for an untimely Nelson Agholor drop in the red zone, he would be the lone record holder.

It’s all good though, because the USC product made up for it on the very next play, hauling in a pivotal threshold breaking touchdown that put the Birds up 17-0.

And that, my friends, was all she wrote.

On the very next drive, Foles suffered an undiagnosed chest injury, maybe remnants of last week’s bone-crunching hit from Jadeveon Clowney, that sent the Super Bowl 52 MVP to the locker room, allowing Nate Sudfeld to close out the blow out with a touchdown of his own, fittingly to Agholor once more.

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While the team didn’t necessarily need their starting quarterback to put in a near perfect performance to get a W in Landover, as Jake Elliot’s initial field goal would have been enough to secure a win over the scoreless Redskins, if this is, in fact, Nick Foles’ final regular season game with the Philadelphia Eagles, at least he made it one for the record books.