Passing Assault on the Record Book

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Eagles quarterback Nick Foles looks to throw the ball as the Philadelphia Eagles play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fl on December 9, 2012. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

The Eagles’ Nick Foles, whose passer rating has gone up with every start, makes his fifth start Thursday night against the Bengals, three of them in prime-time:

He is one of three rookie quarterbacks completing over 60 percent of his passes and taking aim at the NFL rookie record (66.44 percent). Foles will qualify with 40 more attempts (224).

 ALL-TIME ROOKIES  Team  Season    Cmp.    Att.    Pct.
 Ben Roethlisberger  Steelers  2004  196  295  66.44%  
 Matt Ryan  Falcons  2008  265  434  61.06%
 Joe Flacco  Ravens  2008  257  428  60.05%
 2012 ROOKIE LEADERS            
 Robert Griffin III  Redskins  2012  233  351  66.38%
 Russell Wilson  Seahawks    2012  208  330  63.03%
 Nick Foles  Eagles  2012  113  184  61.41%

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