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Foles Leads Eagles Over Raiders 49-20

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif) --  Just one week after missing a game with a concussion, Nick Foles made NFL history.

Foles tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 49-20 drubbing of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

"A couple people came up to me and said that I tied the record with seven touchdowns," Foles said after throwing for 406 yards in the win. "It's a great honor. Hats off to our guys for doing a great job."

Riley Cooper caught five passes for 139 yards and three touchdowns, helping Foles become just the seventh quarterback in NFL history to throw seven touchdown passes in a game.  Peyton Manning also tied the mark in a season-opening win over the Baltimore Ravens.

DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, and LeSean McCoy also scored for the Eagles, (4-5) who look to keep pace with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.

Head coach Chip Kelly has refused to name Foles the permanent starting quarterback, even though he has 13 touchdown passes this season with no turnovers.

"It's gotta be based on health," Kelly said.  "We'll talk about it later on."

Terrelle Pryor threw for 288 yards and had two interceptions in the loss for the Raiders.

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Nick Foles Named Starter Against Oakland

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Eagles will go with Nick Foles on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

Foles suffered a concussion on Oct. 20 against the Dallas Cowboys, but was cleared to play on Monday and practiced on Tuesday.  Rookie Matt Barkley will serve as the backup in place of the injured Michael Vick.

"Nick did really well," Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said. "I know he was cleared, but we needed to see him. I was really happy with how Nick practiced yesterday.

"One of the good things about practicing on Tuesday is you can get your eyes on people who have been out. Nick did a really good job and Nick will be our starting quarterback this week," he continued.

Vick's hamstring flared up again in the first half during their loss to the Giants on Sunday.  Kelly would not name Foles the starting quarterback for next week's game.

"I am going to make the determination who our quarterback is on a weekly basis, first and foremost based on health," Kelly said. "In the ideal world, Mike's the healthiest in the world, Nick's the healthiest in the world, Matt's the healthiest in the world. Let's get to that point and we'll have a conversation."

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Eagles Hold On to Top Redskins in Chip Kelly's Debut

Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post(LANDOVER, Md.) -- The Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia started with a bang.

The Eagles stormed out to a 33-6 lead and then held off the Washington Redskins, 33-27 on Monday night.

Philadelphia rattled off 77 offensive plays, racking up 443 total yards and keeping Washington on its heels most of the night.

LeSean McCoy had 31 carries for 184 yards and a 34-yard touchdown scamper in the victory.

"This year was going to be one of his biggest years of his career," Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said of McCoy. "As long as he's part of this Philadelphia Eagles' team and Chip Kelly is here he's going to do some dynamic things."

As for Vick, he completed 15-of-25 passes for 203 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed for another 54 yards in the win.

The Eagles dominated the first half running 53 plays, the second-most of any team in the first half of an NFL game since 1991, and went into halftime with a 26-7 lead.

The Redskins didn't give up, scoring 20 unanswered points to make the game 33-27 with 1:14 left.

Washington proceeded to go for an onside kick, but couldn't recover allowing Philadelphia to run out the clock.

"I was just thinking here we go again," Vick said when asked about the Redskins' onside kick attempt. "It's a tough game. Football is not easy. From the outside looking in people may think it's an easy game. You can be up by 21 points with 10 minutes left and you can still lose the game."

Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 30-of-49 passes for 329 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in his first game since knee surgery.

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Eagles Name Michael Vick Starting Quarterback

Rich Schultz /Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Eagles head coach Chip Kelly announced on Tuesday that Michael Vick will be the starting quarterback when Philadelphia kicks off the 2013 NFL season on Sept. 9, at Washington.

The 33-year-old Vick edged out second-year veteran Nick Foles with a solid training camp. In two pre-season games, he has tossed for 199 yards and has a quarterback rating of 113.2.

In 10 games with the Eagles last season, Vick passed for 2,362 yards with 12 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He suffered a concussion in Week 10, and former head coach Andy Reid decided to let Foles play en route to a 4-12 record.

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Who's the Eagles' Starting QB? DeSean Jackson Wants to Know

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- From the beginning of OTAs, new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has let it be known that the team will have an open quarterback competition. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson wishes Kelly would make up his mind on who it'll be.

Even though the Eagles drafted USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round of this past April's draft, the starting job seems to be a battle between Michael Vick and Nick Foles. During OTAs and minicamp, Vick and Foles and have essentially split the reps with the first team offense.

With training camp about a month away, Jackson wants to know who the starter will be.

"The team wants to know, too," Jackson told NFL Network. "We need to go into training camp prepared and know who is going to be our starting quarterback."

"To make any decisions on who someone is from wearing shorts and T-shirts, doesn't make sense to us," Kelly said.

Vick has been the Eagles' starting quarterback since 2010. Foles started six games as a rookie last season.

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Eagles' Michael Vick Enjoying Kelly's Offensive Plan

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- So far so good with Chip Kelly's offensive plan in Philadelphia, according to Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

Nick Foles, Dennis Dixon, and Vick took snaps for the first time at the Eagles' predraft minicamp on Tuesday and things went well.

"It's great, it's awesome," Vick said of Kelly's offensive playbook. "It's [like] nothing I've ever seen before as an offense. We do a lot of things that just put the ball into guys' hands and let them make plays."

Even with Foles and Dixon in camp, Vick still believes he is the man that will take the team back to the playoffs in 2013.

"I still feel like it's my team," he said. "I just know I believe in myself ... I believe in my abilities. I know with the right team around me I can lead this football team because I've done it before."

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Quarterback Dennis Dixon Signs with Eagles

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Quarterback Dennis Dixon signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday.

The signing reunites Dixon with his former college offensive coordinator at Oregon, and now Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.

Kelly served as the Ducks offensive coordinator in 2007, Dixon's senior season. Under Kelly, Dixon completed 67.7 percent of his passes, throwing for 2,136 yards, 20 touchdowns and four interceptions. Dixon also rushed for 583 yards and nine more touchdowns before tearing his MCL in the 10th game of the season. At the time of the injury, Dixon was considered a front runner for the Heisman Trophy and had led the Ducks to a No. 2 ranking.

"We are excited to bring in Dennis Dixon to compete at the quarterback position," said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. "Dennis is a veteran in this league that has been a part of two Super Bowl-winning teams in his career. He’s also very familiar with Chip Kelly and how he operates."

The 28-year-old Dixon has spent his NFL career mainly as a backup. He played his first four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, starting three games in which he led the team to a 2-1 record.

Last season Dixon was the backup quarterback for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

Dixon becomes the fourth quarterback on the Eagles squad joining Michael Vick, Trent Edwards and Nick Foles.

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Philadelphia Eagles Restructure QB Michael Vick's Contract

Rich Schultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Quarterback Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a new contract for the 2013 season on Monday.  The pact could be worth as much as $10 million, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The deal -- effectively a one year deal -- replaces the six-year, $100 million contract the four-time Pro Bowler signed with the Eagles in 2011.

“I looked at his skills set first and foremost, and what he can do and how he can throw the football, how he can beat people with his feet, there is a lot of different factors he has,” Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said.  “You also have to look at what the landscape is out there for other quarterbacks.”

In 10 games with Philadelphia last season, Vick tossed for 2,362 yards with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 332 yards and a touchdown on 62 carries.

The Eagles finished in last place in the NFC East in 2012 with a 4-12 record.

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Eagles DeSean Jackson Isn't So Sure Michael Vick Will Be Cut

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With new head coach Chip Kelly running the show in Philadelphia now, many assumed Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick's days with the team were numbered. But wide receiver DeSean Jackson isn't so sure of that.

Vick is due $15.5 million next season in base salary, making his status with the team shaky at best. The team may also look to further develop quarterback Nick Foles, who played well as a rookie in 2012. Still, Jackson would not be surprised to see Vick stay in Philadelphia.

"For sure I can see it," Jackson told the NFL Network. "Now that Chip Kelly is our offensive coordinator, I mean our head coach, Michael Vick I think it's a no-brainer to keep him here. It fits his playing style and what he's done perfect."

The 32-year old Vick's fourth season with the Eagles did not go how he had hoped. He played in just 10 games, but had 14 turnovers. He also completed just 58.1% of his passes. His durability has also always been a question mark as well.

Kelly is replaicng Andy Reid, who had been the team's head coach since 1999.

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Chip Kelly's Era Begins in Philadelphia

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Eagles got their number one guy and introduced him on Thursday.  Chip Kelly will take over in Philadelphia after Andy Reid spent 14 seasons there.  Kelly interviewed for the job, was offered the job, turned the job down before accepting the offer Wednesday.

"It's a really exciting time for me," said Kelly. "Obviously there’s not many opportunities to coach in the National Football League, there's 32 opportunities, and it's a special situation."

The Eagles targeted Kelly from day one and have faith that he is the one who will be able to work with skilled players on offense after his four seasons with the Oregon Ducks.

"It's about putting them in situations where they can be successful," said Kelly.  "Our offense is always going to tailored to who's playing."

Reid led the Eagles to a Super Bowl in 2004 and went 130-93-1.  Kelly said that Reid sent him a text message on Wednesday after news broke that he’d be the new head coach.

"(He) just told me what this organization's all about," said Kelly.  "I told him (Andy Reid) I have really really big shoes to fill and in typical Andy fashion, he said, 'Just be yourself, you'll be fine'."

During his four years at Oregon, Kelly went 46-7 and led the Ducks to four straight BCS bowl games.

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