Sunday, November 3, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Philadelphia Eagles
By Phil Sheridan
OAKLAND -- Seen and heard in the Philadelphia Eagles' locker room after their 49-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
Foles lost count of his touchdown passes. “I had no clue how many touchdowns I had thrown,” Nick Foles said after tying the NFL record with seven. “People came up and told me when I stopped playing.” That was early in the fourth quarter.
Asked if he’d ever thrown seven touchdowns at any level, Foles laughed.
“Only in a video game,” he said.
Chip Kelly knew exactly how many touchdowns Foles had. The Eagles head coach also knew it was the NFL record. He left Foles in for two possessions after he tied the record with 4:28 left in the third quarter, then replaced him with rookie Matt Barkley.
“This isn’t about records,” Kelly said. “If I put Nick out there to try to get a record and he gets hurt, that’s just being silly.”
Ertz has a new souvenir. Zach Ertz, the rookie tight, end grew up in the Bay Area and played at Stanford. He had well over 20 friends and family members in the stands. So it was the perfect setting for his first career touchdown catch.
“I have the ball,” Ertz said. “The equipment guys have it for me. All the guys said you better keep it, so I did. This is the first time I’ve been back in the Bay since I left for camp. It was a lot of fun to play here today.”