What Comes After Seven?

Sure, you can expect a dropoff in Nick Foles' performance this Sunday, after tying the NFL record with seven touchdown passes in the Eagles' win in Oakland last week, but how much of a dropoff? Well, brace yourself.

Based on the six quarterbacks who had previously done what Foles did, it could be be a long drop.

Consider that those six quarterbacks, who combined for 42 touchown passes on their record days, in their respective next games combined — COMBINED! — for only eight TD throws. Ouch!

Here are the combined numbers for those six on their special days and their follow-up days:


 Team's Record  6-0  4-2
 Cmp.-Att.  142-215  87-181
    Pct.  66.0%  48.1%
 Yards  2399  1139
    Yards/Att.  11.16  6.29
    Yards/Cmp.  16.89  13.09
 Touchdowns  42  8
    Pct.  19.53%  4.42%
 Interceptions  4  10
    Pct.  1.86%  5.52%
 Passer Rating  135.45  60.07

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