Nick Foles throws first interception

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PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, playing in a driving snow, threw his first interception of the season in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

The interception by Detroit's Chris Houston cost Foles a chance to tie Peyton Manning's NFL record of 20 touchdown passes without an interception to start a season.

On first down from his own 32, Foles' throw sailed over wide receiver Riley Cooper and directly into the hands of Houston. The Lions' Joique Bell scored a touchdown on the ensuing possession.

Going back to last season, Foles had thrown 238 passes without an interception, the eighth-longest streak in NFL history.

Manning tied Milt Plum's 53-year-old record of 16 touchdown passes without an interception in the Denver Broncos' 52-20 victory over the Eagles on Sept. 29.

Foles, playing in relief of Michael Vick in the fourth quarter, threw his first touchdown pass of the season in that same game.

Manning broke the record by throwing four touchdowns in Dallas on Oct. 6. He also threw his first interception of the season in that game.

Plum set the record in 1960 while playing for the Cleveland Browns.

Foles and Manning both tied an NFL record this season by throwing seven touchdown passes in a single game. Manning did it in the season opener against Baltimore, while Foles achieved the feat on Nov. 3 in Oakland.

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