No current member of the Raiders’ defense was around the last time Eagles quarterback Nick Foles started a game against Oakland.

That’s probably for the best. On Nov. 3, 2013, Foles tied an NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes in a 49-20 win over the Raiders, becoming the seventh player to accomplish the feat.

The Foles the Raiders will face Monday night in Philadelphia is now in his second stint with the Eagles and no longer their primary starter, having been thrust into the role by a season-ending injury to Carson Wentz. That has seemed to make little difference to the Raiders this week.


Raiders wary of Eagles QB Nick Foles, who torched them in the past

By Matt Kawahara Updated 10:12 pm, Saturday, December 23, 2017

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Nick Foles draws back to pass as Nick Roach approaches in the first quarter. The Oakland Raiders played the Philadelphia Eagles at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle

Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle
Nick Foles draws back to pass as Nick Roach approaches in the first quarter. The Oakland Raiders played the Philadelphia Eagles at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, November 3, 2013.

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No current member of the Raiders’ defense was around the last time Eagles quarterback Nick Foles started a game against Oakland.

That’s probably for the best. On Nov. 3, 2013, Foles tied an NFL record by throwing seven touchdown passes in a 49-20 win over the Raiders, becoming the seventh player to accomplish the feat.

The Foles the Raiders will face Monday night in Philadelphia is now in his second stint with the Eagles and no longer their primary starter, having been thrust into the role by a season-ending injury to Carson Wentz. That has seemed to make little difference to the Raiders this week.

“This is probably the best team in football,” coach Jack Del Rio said of the Eagles (12-2). “Really well-coached, good across the board. … I know they lost Wentz, but in Foles, they have a very, very capable guy who’s won a lot of games in this league.”

Offensively, the Eagles lead the league in points per game (31.3) and red-zone success (a 67.3 percent touchdown rate). They rank second in converting third downs (45.4 percent), third in total yards (386.9 per game) and eighth in passing yards (246.4 per game).

Most of that was accomplished with Wentz under center. But last weekend, in his first start of the season, Foles completed 24 of 38 passes for 237 yards and four touchdowns, albeit against the 31st-ranked pass defense of the New York Giants.